Welcome to Caudwell Children

Hello and thank you for your interest in one of our exciting new fundraising roles at Caudwell Children.

I’m Trudi Beswick, the chief executive of Caudwell Children and ever since 2000, I have led the charity which was founded by the businessman and philanthropist, John Caudwell. His vision for the charity was one that helped some of the most disadvantaged members of our society in the most efficient and effective way possible. 

Together with a great team of staff, we have led the charity from the beginning turning a local organisation helping a handful of children in Stoke-on-Trent to an international charity that has helped nearly 50,000 children with 652 different conditions. 

In May 2019 Caudwell Children reached an important milestone in our 19 year history, a milestone which takes us a step closer to reaching our vision to create a better world for all disabled children, when we officially opened the new Caudwell International Children’s Centre located at Keele University in Staffordshire.

The state-of-the-art facility provides a purpose-built environment in which to deliver innovative services and ground-breaking research - potentially changing the ways some disabilities are treated, affecting millions of people around the world. 

Over the next decade we have grand ambitions for growing the impact of Caudwell Children, creating meaningful lives by becoming innovators and early interventionists in child disability and getting known for removing barriers during childhood and providing uninhibited futures. 

This transformational period also brings the need for development of all our income streams to enable this growth, which all makes it a fantastic time to join this dynamic and fast-moving charity at a time when we will undoubtedly attract national and international attention. 

The culture at Caudwell Children is one where we share the burden of our ambitious vision to give all disabled children the best possible future. We work in collaboration both internally and externally to ensure we make that happen in the most efficient and effective way. Like a family, we experience the highs and lows together and make sure we celebrate our success while learning from our disappointments. 

Together we build meaningful relationships with our supporters and beneficiaries, and in doing so help to build meaningful lives for ourselves and all our stakeholders. 

If you want to join an ambitious team and work in a fast-paced innovative environment, then Caudwell Children could be the place for you. I look forward to your application and wish you all the best in becoming part of an exciting future, and part of the Caudwell Children purple family. 

Yours truly,

CEO, Caudwell Children


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