Air Ambulances UK launches search for new Chair

Would you like the opportunity to Chair the Board of the national Charity supporting, representing and advocating the lifesaving work of the nation’s air ambulance charities and the wider air ambulance sector?

Air Ambulances UK is a national charity, originally founded in 2015, to support the 21 air ambulance charities across the UK. Its activities have been focussed on raising funds from the types of national fundraising partnerships for which the individual ‘local’ charities are not eligible. The funds raised are then distributed amongst the ‘local’ charities.

In January 2020, the Association of Air Ambulances Ltd (AAA), the long-standing professional trade body of the UK’s air ambulance sector, successfully merged into Air Ambulances UK, forming one single nationwide organisation for the UK’s air ambulance charities, as well as the wider air ambulance services sector.

The newly merged organisation will retain its charitable status and continue its fundraising work while taking on the important remit and activities of the AAA, including the delivery of a range of Membership benefits, national events, Government policy and lobbying, specialist committees and forums as well as public and media relations.

We are looking for a Chair who shares our ambition for Air Ambulances UK and the invaluable services it provides to its Members, beneficiaries and wider air ambulance sector. S/He will be a dynamic leader able to guide and inspire our new organisation as we continue to provide an invaluable service in an area where there is potential for significant advance.  The Chair will play a key role in bringing together the new Board and will work alongside the CEO to support the unification of the AAA and Air Ambulances UK.

If you want to play a leading part in shaping the future of our services across the UK, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

The closing date for applications is Monday 20th January, with shortlisting telephone interviews taking place that week.  Interviews with Air Ambulance UK will take place week commencing 3rd Feb. For Candidate Information Pack and to apply please email