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Working for ACT




Grateful Patients Lead

Can you help us do more for patient care at Addenbrooke’s and The Rosie? We’re embarking on a major new strategic programme to boost our charitable income, enabling us to do more to enhance patient care and experience. We’ll do this by creating an environment where awareness of ACT and what we support is clearer for patients and their families. We will work to ensure that hospital staff are confident in referring grateful and consenting patients to ACT, knowing that donors will be well looked after and that we’ll work closely with their department to ensure that charitable income is used for the benefit of patient care and experience. 

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and motivated self-starter to lead this to success. This role is new and very important to the charity as we look to substantially increase charitable expenditure. The post holder will ensure that patients and their families who would like to make a charitable gift are able to do so, and know how to do so. It will be essential to build strong relationships with hospital and ACT staff at all levels, ultimately increasing the volume of gifts from grateful patients.

If you’d like an informal chat about the role please contact Alex Cavanagh, Head of Business Development, on 01223 596438 (Ext. 6438) or Gemma Downham, Acting Director of Fundraising, on 01223 348820 (Ext. 58820).

Applications to: Alex Cavanagh (

Closing date: 13 July

Interviews: 14 July





The opportunities
ACT's trustees are looking for two suitably experienced and knowledgeable individuals to join their numbers. As well as expertise, they are looking for people who will share their passion for the charity’s mission.

Skills and experience sought
For the first vacancy, ACT’s trustees would be especially interested to hear from people who have extensive and senior level professional finance experience. They should hold a full professional qualification with a CCAB body and senior significant post-qualification experience of financial management, gained in any sector.

The second trustee should ideally offer expertise in any area relevant to the charity’s work, and this might include one or more of the following:

  • Education and training of the healthcare workforce, including post-registration education
  • Innovation in health-related businesses e.g. medical devices and life sciences 
  • Marketing and communications
  • Fundraising and supporter care

Click here for more information and to apply


Volunteering for ACT

Would you like to join an exciting charity supporting your local hospitals, Addenbrooke's and the Rosie? Can you offer at least one day a week/fortnight? Do you have knowledge and skills to share or are you keen to learn new skills? If the answer is yes, we would love to hear from you.

What we can offer you:

  • The opportunity to support your local hospital by working with our fundraising/administrative teams
  • An exciting and fast-paced working environment with our friendly and engaged staff
  • An opportunity to share your skills
  • An opportunity to learn new skills and gain invaluable experience should you wish to return to paid employment, or want to use your free time in a meaningful and rewarding way.

We have the following volunteer roles available with days/hours to suit. Our office is open Monday-Friday between 8.00-6.00pm. Contact us today to find out more or for an application form. Email or call 01223 217757.

Click here to download a list of volunteering roles we have available.

Click here to download our volunteer application form.

Click here to find out about becoming a community ambassador.