About the role

Trustees play an active role in strategic planning, scrutiny, questioning the impact of our work and holding the programmes to account and, where necessary, acting as a critical but supportive friend. They are also responsible for the legal, financial and compliance duties of a Board.

We are looking for an enterprising individual to join our Board of Trustees, to contribute actively in giving strategic direction to the charity, setting overall strategy and policy, evaluating performance and in providing good governance. Ensuring the Charity applies its resources exclusively in pursuing its business objectives and exercises due diligence in financial and audit & risk management, are integral to Board governance.

You would be expected to contribute to the Board’s discussions by-

  • Leading on financial /audit & risk matters for the Charity
  • Overseeing & scrutinising the financial underpinnings of the annual and three-year business plans
  • Ensuring an effective risk and opportunity management framework and an effective system of internal controls to manage the organisation’s performance
  • Support the Board’s leadership in undertaking statutory duties, including contributing to and approving annual report and accounts

These are challenging times for charities in an environment of economic and social turbulence and we wish to ensure a sustainable and vibrant future now that the charity has turned 30 years old in 2024.

About the new Trustee

Anaphylaxis UK is a thriving and interesting organisation to be part of, and this is a key moment for someone who enjoys finance, audit & risk and strategic thinking, to join us.

We would welcome applications from individuals with audit & risk experience and/or business finance, preferably with experience gained within a medium sized organisation. Your expertise could come from a wide range of backgrounds and roles: you may be a senior finance person in the not-for-profit sector, or you may have a private sector career in business finance and/or audit & risk, with some understanding of the charity sector. You will have relevant professional qualifications and experience. Previous trustee experience is not essential.


This is a non-remunerated role but reasonable travel expenses are paid for charity business. We meet 4-5 times a year, virtually and at a central, London location.

How to express your interest

The first step would be to send a concise CV or profile together with a statement of why you want to be involved and what you would bring to the Board. Next steps are detailed in the Trustee Information pack, available upon request: admin@anaphylaxis.org.uk.

CLOSING DATE: 10.00am on 14th May.

We would love to hear from you.