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PET Trustees

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The Progress Educational Trust (PET) is a charity dedicated to improving the choices of people affected by infertility and genetic conditions. We help people understand the science, law and ethics on these topics in three ways: by publishing a weekly online digest of news and commentary (BioNews), by organising public debates, and by campaigning to affect policies.

PET is a small charity that enjoys strong support among its audience. A Wellcome Trust grant has enabled us to invest in our IT infrastructure, and we are now looking for two Trustees.

  • One Trustee with experience of growing a business or charity to help us fully capitalise on revenue generating opportunities. Your commercial experience can have been gained in any sector, and your professional skills could be in sales, marketing, finance or operations. Evidence of identifying income streams and commoditising products is important.

  • One Trustee to help us grow and improve our engagement with our audience. PET already generates lots of new content for the BioNews website, and we are keen to push this out more effectively and also create different content such as vlogs and interviews with thought leaders in our fields. We also want to explore how we talk about PET and our work to generate revenue growth. Your professional skills could be in sales, marketing, digital comms or operations.

Our Trustees meet six times a year (virtually, so location is not important) and provide advice to the Director on an ad hoc basis. We value Trustees who can oversee and direct projects, working with PET's staff and Director. On average, the time commitment is 1-2 day/s a month.

What's in it for you?

You'll contribute your knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm at a pivotal time, making a huge difference to a small charity. So we're confident that you'll gain fulfilment and a sense of accomplishment, as you help us embrace the opportunities our new Salesforce CRM presents. You may also learn more about genetics and fertility.

Please email Sarah Norcross, Director of PET - at - for the application pack, which includes the job description and person specification. Alternatively, you can email Sarah to set up a confidential and informal discussion.

Closing date for receipt of applications: Monday 8 March 2021