Trustees - British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) - CLOSED

Posted 19 September 2023
Salary Unremunerated
LocationUnited Kingdom

Job description

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) is an independent healthcare charity and the leading specialists of abortion advice and treatment in the UK. For more than 55 years, they have advocated and cared for women and couples who decide to end a pregnancy. BPAS offer abortion advice and treatment, pregnancy testing, counselling, Sexually Transmitted Infection screening, contraception, and vasectomy through their network of reproductive healthcare centres. Each year, over 100,000 women receive care in one of their 55 reproductive healthcare clinics nationwide.

Rapid growth over the past three years means that BPAS now performs nearly half of the UK’s abortions. They have introduced ground-breaking changes in service delivery, including an award-winning telemedical abortion service, and have risen to the challenge of the increase in women’s needs during the pandemic and the cost of living crisis that followed. Having restored the organisation to financial sustainability through an ambitious and successful post-Covid recovery plan in 2022/2023, they now have firm foundations on which to build the next phase of their development, and ensure that they are fit for the future.

Their board renewal cycle means that BPAS will soon have several opportunities to contribute to their vital work as a Trustee. The board of Trustees holds ultimate responsibility for ensuring BPAS fulfils its organisational and charitable purpose through effective leadership which demonstrates honesty, openness, and integrity. The board focuses on strategy, decision making, risk management and control, supported by a number of committees which oversee clinical and corporate governance.

We warmly invite interest from candidates with a wide range of backgrounds. This includes those with expertise in finance, senior clinicians (specifically in nursing and quality governance), as well as medical professionals who have current experience of supporting the termination sector. We would also welcome candidates with HR and organisational development expertise, and those with experience of operational service delivery experience.

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Closing date: 29 October 2023.