1. Willow Foundation

Trustees x 2


Willow is special. We help make precious memories in the toughest times. Our team works hard to provide fun-packed Special Days or breaks, a chance to meet heroes and legends, or the opportunity to fulfil a lifelong dream.

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Who we are

Willow was founded in 1999 by former Arsenal goalkeeper and TV presenter, Bob Wilson and his wife, Megs, as a lasting memorial to their daughter, Anna, who died of cancer aged 31.

Anna battled her cancer for five years. It was during these years that she, her family and friends, experienced some of their most memorable moments together. What Anna called her ‘Special Days’ became a focus for quality of time and quality of life.

The role

​Willow seeks to appoint two new board members. We are keen to hear from candidates who have skills or expertise in the following or similar areas:

  • Worked as a senior fundraiser in a charity with a range of public fundraising methods, and are used to setting targets and reviewing the effectiveness of different streams of income. At Willow, you will help to scrutinise and enhance our fundraising strategy and may have experience of data insight and interrogation;
  • Served on, or supported a range of charity boards and are familiar with charity regulation, including the Charity Commission, HMRC and the Fundraising Regulator. We anticipate that you will join Willow’s governance committee and perhaps serve as a future Chair or Deputy Chair
  • A Senior Leader (CEO, Executive Director, Fundraising Director) from the charity sector, with particular expertise in fundraising and the use of technology to engage supporters

Trustees will be able to:

  • Identify with, and be motivated by, the values and objectives of Willow
  • Enthuse the wider world with what Willow is about
  • Think innovatively, critically, independently and strategically, with the ability and a proven track record of translating strategy into operational plans
  • Demonstrate a healthy understanding of risk, its benefits and be prepared to take risks, and have entrepreneurial instincts
  • Contribute effectively within a talented board
  • Command the respect of fellow trustees and management
  • Have a willingness to speak their mind and be constructive
  • Demonstrate a consultative, strategic and supportive style
  • Demonstrate Nolan’s seven principles of public life, namely: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership

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