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Welcome

Welcome to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

Thank you for your interest in joining us at GOSH Charity.

GOSH Charity exists to transform the lives of seriously ill children from across the UK through research, care and advocacy by working in partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital and the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health.

This extraordinary Hospital has always depended on charitable support to give seriously ill children the best chance to fulfil their potential. Many of the children that pass through the doors of the hospital everyday have rare and complex conditions  and urgently need life-changing, specialist treatment.  We know all too well that diagnosis can be difficult, and the burden of disease can have a profound impact on the child and their family.  There is an urgent need to improve this situation and we know that we can make an extraordinary life-changing difference to the lives of children from across the country.

Committee members are a key part of GOSH Charity. They volunteer their time and expertise freely, come from a variety of backgrounds and bring a wealth of experience to our expert committees.  The Charity has spent over half a billion redeveloping the hospital over the last 20 years and is about to embark on its most ambitious redevelopment project yet – a c.£300m comprehensive Children’s Cancer Centre – that will enable us to work at an even faster pace to improve outcomes for children with rare and difficult-to-treat cancers. This iconic development will also be the new main entrance to the hospital, and we are looking to recruit a number of enthusiastic individuals to support us on this journey and help transform the lives of seriously ill children.

 

This is a unique opportunity to play a crucial role as a member of a committed and passionate team on our Property & Development (PAD) Committee.  You will be joining GOSH Charity at a critical time as we launch our new five-year Organisation Strategy, led by our Chief Executive, Louise Parkes.  The key areas of focus in the Strategy are on delivering impact, growing and diversifying our income, and working in partnership. These key areas are underpinned and strengthened by the enablers of digital, culture and innovation, supporting the Charity to thrive and meet the challenges ahead.

In addition to the Children’s Cancer Centre, which is one of the most significant redevelopment projects in our history, you will also help to shape our property strategy so that we can apply a more strategic and commercial approach to our property assets in order to deliver greatest impact for our beneficiaries.

Joining as a Committee Member is a great opportunity and an extremely rewarding experience.  Enthusiasm, commitment, and your willingness to give your time (typically around 1 day a month) is what really matters.  Diversity of thought and experience is invaluable, and we would welcome your interest.

If you are excited by the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of hundreds of children across the UK, please take a look at the information in this pack and have a conversation with Green Park who will tell you more about our work.  GOSH Charity is an inclusive organisation where everyone is welcome.

Thank you for your interest

Kaela Fenn-Smith
Trustee and Chair of Property and Development Committee