Staff Vacancy – Charity Director

Salary of £32,000 to £40,000

The Cambridge Cancer Help Centre was set up over 30 years ago and offers a range of free non-clinical therapies and services to the many families throughout Cambridgeshire and beyond who are living with cancer. The charity is run by its Trustees and a loyal group of volunteer staff and therapists.

The opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and versatile individual to lead the charity in a day to day basis and work with the Trustees to help develop the charity’s work supporting those affected by cancer.

To meet the increasing demand on the service the charity is committed to an ambitious three year development programme. To achieve this important objective the Trustees recognise that they need to strengthen the management team and identify additional sources of funding. We are looking for the right person to manage the day to day operation of the charity whilst leading the expansion of the services. Fund raising and service promotion will be important elements of this.

The charity is based in an attractive and purpose built building on the Scotsdales Garden Centre site in Cambridge. It currently opens from Monday through Wednesday but the ambition is to extend the opening hours over time. The successful candidate would work Monday to Wednesday at the Centre and Thursday and Friday either in the Centre, or remotely to suit. There is free on site parking at the Centre.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a self motivated leader with a track record of successfully leading a team and developing and executing a strategy either in the public, private or voluntary sector. Empathy, sensitivity and discretion will be key given the nature of the charity’s work.

A detailed role specification can be found here:



How do I apply?

To apply for this role, please send your current CV and a covering letter detailing your interest, suitability for the post and your current renumeration by email to: [email protected]

Closing date for applications: ***Updated date*** now Friday 23rd September 2022