We are recruiting a number of voluntary positions to join our Board of Trustees.





We are a small yet ambitious charity with a mission to prevent newborn baby deaths through research and education. Our initial focus is on neonatal herpes (the cold sore virus in babies) but we expect to expand our activity to other causes of newborn mortality in future years.


We work to achieve our mission through funding relevant research and developing training and education programmes for medical professionals and the general public. 


We have achieved a huge amount in our first two years; the first nationwide neonatal herpes research project for 25 years is now underway, hospital guidelines have been changed locally, education of doctors and midwives has begun and our first public awareness materials are being distributed. Underpinning all our activities is the sense of community we are creating through educating the public via our fun, family friendly fundraising events. 





Trustees are voluntary committee members who lead the charity and decide how it is run. We currently have four trustees and are seeking two more.


We are seeking motivated and hands-on trustees with skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:


  • Maternity/obstetric care in an NHS setting

  • Neonatal care in an NHS setting

  • Marketing

  • Public relations


Previous board/trustee experience is not necessary and we welcome applications from all ages and backgrounds. 


There are four trustee meetings a year (held in Brighton) and Trustees are encouraged to volunteer at our main fundraising events – KitFest (biennial) and Walk for Kit (annual). The anticipated time commitment above this is expected to be about 30 hours a year. 


For more information about the charity and our activities please visit




Deadline for applications: 21 January 2020

Interviews: W/c 10 February 2020

Application: By covering email and CV to


For an informal chat, contact our Chief Executive, Sarah de Malplaquet at

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