Role No: 1087

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A Trustee (Non-Exec) is required for the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) who are a charity striving to be the primary source of support and information for people with Tinnitus and their carers in the UK.

The BTA is seeking a new Fundraising Trustee who has experience in all aspects of fundraising and partnership.  We welcome candidates wishing to gain their first experience as a Trustee.

This is an unremunerated, voluntary appointment so no salary or fees are payable, although out of pocket expenses will be paid.

The time commitment is approximately one day per month as Trustees are expected to attend six Board meetings (held in London and two in Sheffield where the charity is based) per year. Meetings are split between midweek and Saturdays. This includes an AGM and a strategy day.

The Charity

  • BTA is the only national charity specialising in Tinnitus support and their vision is a world where no one suffers from Tinnitus.
  • Currently 1:8 people in the UK suffer from Tinnitus.
  • Their aim is to fund research to find a cure.
  • The BTA supports over 1 million people a year with tinnitus – via our website, helpline, support group network, leaflets and other touchpoints.
  • With current revenues of £1m with a small staff team based in Sheffield the BTA have ambitious plans to shape future research into Tinnitus and ensure everyone knows what Tinnitus is, what to do about it and how to prevent it.
  • The goal is to achieve a diversified approach to fundraising, generating voluntary income from individual donors, fundraisers, companies, trusts and foundations and from statutory bodies.


Non-Exec Director Role/Requirements/Expertise

  • We are currently recruiting for a Trustee with a knowledge of fundraising to join their Board of Trustees.
  • The BTA have a dedicated staff Fundraising Team and now want a Trustee who can support and offer guidance to the Board on the overall fundraising strategy and ambition of the charity and to support the staff team and be the link to enable the Board to have more effective oversight of fundraising within the BTA. 
  • We are looking for an experienced fundraising professional, a Head of Fundraising or Fundraising Manager, to help with their strategy, work with the existing fundraising team and guide the charity in its fundraising activities.
  • You will ideally have a successful track record in all aspects of fundraising and partnerships.
  • Knowledge across a mix of fundraising activities would be very useful including; Trusts and Foundations, personal donations, gifts in wills etc.  The BTA currently has a range of funding from corporates, and individual donors and some grant makers.
  • The successful candidate will become a member of the Finance Sub-Committee.



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