Everyone in our team plays an important role in helping to build the foundations of a healthier society.
We are an independent charity, and one of the largest health-focused endowments in the UK. Our mission is to build the foundations of a society thathelps everyone stay healthier for longer.
We back people and ideas to drive more equitable health, aiming to ensure everyone has what they need to have the best possible health. Historically associated with Guy’s and St. Thomas’ hospitals, and still working in close partnership with Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, today we work innovatively and collaboratively with all parts of society, from communities and grassroots organisations to medical organisations, universities, charities, government and private companies.
We are place-focused: the inner city London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark are where most of our work takes place, and we aim to improve the health of our place and to have local, national and global influence through sharing our experience of what works. We fundraise for the NHS Trust through our partners KCL, and cover the costs of fundraising from the endowment so that all donations go to the work of the Trust.
We are seeking a co-opted member with audit and/or accounting experience for our Finance and Audit Committee.
For the last five years we have been expanding the scale and ambition of our work, launching four major programmes, on Child Obesity, Multiple Long-Term Conditions, Health Effects of Air Pollution and Adolescent Mental Health.
In 2020 we launched a new brand for this programmatic work, Impact on Urban Health, focused on improving health in inner-city areas by understanding and changing how inequalities impact our health. We have since launched three distinct fundraising brands to support our work with the NHS Trust, aiming to take our existing 10m GBP fundraising operation to the next level.
At the same time, we are increasingly moving our endowment towards impact investment and sustainable investment. Next year we enter a new five-year strategy cycle which will see us scale further.
The Finance and Audit Committee will play a significant governance and scrutiny role in ensuring that our increased scale and scope are achieving the results we intend, and is therefore seeking to augment its skillset by adding a co-opted member with extensive experience working in audit and/or accountancy at a senior level.
For the co-opted member, this is an opportunity to:
The Finance and Audit Committee will play a significant role in ensuring that our increased scale and scope are achieving the results we intend, and is therefore seeking to augment its skillset by adding a co-opted member with extensive experience working in audit and/or accountancy at a senior level.
The ideal candidate will have expertise/experience in addition to the following criteria:
The recruitment process is being undertaken by Inclusive Boards. If you wish to apply for this position, please supply the following by 23:59 on the 29th May 2022: