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The Renal Association seeks new Trustees – legal experience sought

The Renal Association seeks new Trustees – legal experience sought

Closing Date
2 April 2019
Time Commitment
4 face to face meetings per year plus monthly Board teleconferences

The Renal Association (RA) is a dynamic charity and the leading professional body for the UK kidney community. It has over 1000 members who deliver clinical care for people with kidney diseases, kidney research or related fields. It comprises two arms within one entity. The highly recognised Renal Association UK Renal Registry (UKRR) which collates outcomes from UK kidney units and publishes an annual report which guides service delivery and is involved in education, research and improving the quality of patient outcomes and experience. The Renal Association professional arm supports lobbying in kidney matters (dialysis, transplantation, chronic kidney and rare kidney diseases), high quality clinical care, education and research. It aims to support kidney doctors, patients and allied healthcare workers.

The RA is a registered charity with over 30 employees based in Bristol.

For more information about the RA and these roles please see the role description and candidate information pack.

The Opportunities

Following an external governance review earlier this year, the RA seeks to strengthen its trustee board with appointment of non-member trustees to help lead the Association as it continues its exciting development and delivers its strategic plan which will be launched in April 2019. Major changes are already underway including the appointment of a CEO over the whole entity. The secretariat supporting the professional arm was recently brought in house.

The Person(s)

The RA Board is looking to appoint outstanding people who bring broad experience in one or more of the following areas (essential):

  • Finance and risk with a recognised accounting qualification,
  • Legal

And who may also have experience in (desirable):

  • Change management / organisational development
  • Communications

The appointees should be clear, strategic thinkers interested in the important charitable aims of the RA. You should be able to demonstrate objectivity, willingness to contribute time and energy and willingness to be accountable to the organisation.

You will be expected to attend the trustee board meetings (circa 4 face to face meetings per year plus monthly Board teleconferences) and will be asked to attend and/or chair sub-committee meetings or task and finish groups. Experience of chairing meetings is desirable.


Deadline for all applications: Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Preliminary Interviews with Trustees Unlimited: Tuesday 9th April 2019

Interviews with Renal Association: End of April / Early May 2019

The successful applicants will be required to attend a face to face trustees meeting taking place in Brighton during the annual meeting, UK Kidney Week® on Sunday 2 June. The annual meeting runs from Monday 3 – Wednesday 5 June and provides an excellent opportunity to learn more about the Renal Association.


Please click here for application details.