Who we are
We’re The Pituitary Foundation. We’re a dedicated team offering practical, emotional and peer support to everyone living with or impacted by a pituitary condition, to feel empowered and live with a greater sense of wellbeing.
For over 25 years, we’ve been amplifying voices and striving towards positive developments for the pituitary community. We work alongside healthcare professionals, clinical research teams and specialist organisations to raise the profile of pituitary conditions, finding be
About The Pituitary Foundation
The Pituitary Foundation is the UK’s leading charity providing support and information for people living with pituitary conditions, their families, friends and carers. Pituitary conditions are uncommon and usually lifelong and include acromegaly, Cushing’s, prolactinoma, AVP-Deficiency and hypopituitarism.
We are a small but very effective charity with ten friendly members of staff, mainly based in our Bristol office, and a team of brilliant volunteers across the country.
Our Trustees are an amazing group of individuals bringing lived experience as well as a range of professional skills to the table. A small group of Trustees sit on the Finance Committee, a group delegated to interrogate finances and make relevant recommendations to the Trustee board. This position may join that committee.
It is an exciting time to join our work. We have a new website, a refreshed identity and an ambitious strategy which we are excited to achieve.
Our Head of Fundraising is supported by our Administrator and volunteers. Income has grown to around £460,000 – £500,000 annually which we are hugely proud of. To achieve our ambitions, and be truly inclusive we would like to increase our income by around £250,000p.a. Currently just under a half of our income comes from individual donations and challenge event fundraising. Around a quarter comes from earned income including membership and the remainder from corporate donations, trusts and foundations and legacies.
We hold a minimum of 4 meetings a year as a mix of in person (at our central Bristol office) and online using Teams. We also have an annual AGM and a couple of significant events across the country that we expect Trustees to attend where possible.
We expect the role would require around 2 hours a month in addition to meetings which include reviewing strategy, speaking with staff or other Trustees. The role is voluntary. Expenses will be paid where agreed in advance.
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