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Independent Director


27th July 2020


21st August 2020



Air Ambulances UK is looking for an Independent Director who would be interested in joining our organisation at an extremely exciting time in its development


This person will build on the fantastic work undertaken by the new board, following the successful merger of the former membership-based Association of Air Ambulances and the national charity Air Ambulances UK which took place in January this year.


Air Ambulances UK is the national organisation, supporting and advocating the lifesaving work of the UK’s 21 air ambulance charities and wider air ambulance sector. 


We are using one of our member directors’ platforms to share this advert and it is an example of how we collaborate with Air Ambulance charities across the UK. Thames Valley Air Ambulance is one of the Directors represented on our board and will be one of the people you will meet if successful for the interview. 


We are looking for someone who is equally passionate about our mission to be saving even more lives, and working with our members to:


  • Successfully develop a new way of working together to deliver sustainable innovative services, 
  • shape our strategy for clinical and operational development, 
  • influence shaping of priorities for Air ambulances in Government policy 
  • enable Fundraising, with corporate partners and income generation
  • undertake research and development to provide evidence on our outputs 
  • co-ordinate national and public and social/ media relations and be an ambassador
  • refocus with an emphasis on developing knowledge sharing hubs for best practice


The timing is perfect as we are working collaboratively with our members to deliver our long-term vision, strategy, and propositions for 2021 onwards, as well as working closely with the Air Ambulances charities to support patients at this key time. 


The board has recently completed a skills review and governance overview and we are particularly looking for potential applicants who complement the boardroom roles in governing the organisation, setting strategy and policy, and distributing funds to achieve our objectives and ambitions.


Areas for consideration will include:

  • experience on other sector boards and understanding of the role of an Independent Director 
  • significant strategic leadership experience, balancing both commercial acumen, risk, and external awareness of a fast-changing environment. 
  • Ideally fundraising experience to influence corporate partnerships development and an understanding of governance and legal aspects
  • A collaborative and enabling leadership style operating as a critical friend and mentor. 
  • Sound and independent judgement and integrity and values that align with our own
  • To be independent of the Air Ambulance charities across the UK.  


One of the key roles will be how you can help us embrace the changes we have undergone in 2020


This is an unremunerated role and reasonable expenses will be paid We are committed to equality and diversity and the person must have a passionate enthusiasm for the work of the Air Ambulance community


Please send a current curriculum vitae and a covering letter (no more than two pages) 


Closing date: Friday 21st August with interviews being held on the 8th September.


This post may close early due to high numbers of applications, so you are advised to apply promptly

Please be aware that this is not a Thames Valley Air Ambulance post, we are recruiting on behalf of Air Ambulance UK. 








Approx 2 days per month