Overview

Over the last 100 years, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust has been a leader in children’s healthcare. Alder Hey Children’s Charity is an independent charity whose purpose is to support the young patients, families and staff at Alder Hey Children’s hospital and its vision to become a world leading centre for children’s healthcare and research.

Since our re-launch in October 2013, we have already raised over £30m to support life-saving medical equipment, research and enhanced care facilities. However, we’re not standing still. The charity has huge ambition to become a national children’s charity, working closely with the Trust to make a significant contribution to the development of the next generation of medicines, interventions and support facilities that are even more effective and safer for children. Ultimately, we exist to make a real and lasting difference to the thousands of children and families that we touch each year, through close networking, ongoing support and encouragement.

Our charity has already made significant progress but there are still plenty of challenges ahead. Our aspiration is to continue to develop our organisation in line with our 2020 vision; to develop our regional and national footprint.

Our current Chair is reaching the end of his term of office, and we now seek a new Chair to continue to lead and direct our successful and growing organisation. In partnership with the Trustees and our Chief Executive, you will play an important part in the leadership challenge ahead – helping us grow with vision and enterprise to achieve our ambitions to support more children and young people across the nation.

As an experienced senior leader, you will bring a thorough understanding of what good leadership and effective governance looks like in order for us to succeed. You will be driven and motivated by the real and lasting positive impact that we have on young people’s lives and will instinctively understand the challenges and opportunities that we face.

About Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Over the last 100 years, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust has been a leader in children’s healthcare. Alder Hey Children’s Charity is an independent charity whose purpose is to support the young patients, families and staff at Alder Hey Children’s hospital and its vision to become a world leading centre for children’s healthcare and research.