ME9, Sittingbourne SE9, London Saint Leonards-on-sea, East Sussex


About the organisation

Demelza provides specialist care and emotional support for children and young people with terminal conditions and their loved ones, acr... Read more

Job Description

Trustee - Chair of Fundraising and Marketing Committee

Kent, South East London and East Sussex

Demelza provides specialist care and emotional support for children and young people with terminal conditions and their loved ones, across Kent, East Sussex and South East London.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a high profile organisation that is redefining hospice care for children. The role of trustee is highly rewarding, its key responsibilities being to:

  • ensure that the charity and its trading subsidiaries are governed effectively
  • work in partnership with the Chief Executive to ensure that the organisation has a clear vision, mission and strategic direction and that the organisation, the trustees and the Chief Executive are focused on achieving these
  • work within the Board of Trustees to ensure future sustainability, in terms of the impact of activities against assessed need, and financial sustainability
  • ensure that the Board of Trustees is monitoring performance through reports provided by the Chief Executive and senior staff
  • take a particular interest or, by agreement, a lead role in any areas of specialist expert knowledge

The successful candidate will demonstrate leadership and management skills, with the ability to take a considered and clear view on strategic issues and vision.  The successful candidate will have an understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.

This is a role that requires strategic vision, willingness to devote the necessary time and effort, strong independent judgement, and the ability to lead and work as a member of a team. As a member of the Board of Trustees, you will carry the duties of the post with tact, diplomacy and confidentiality.

Although we are keen to strengthen our Board in general, we are particularly interested in applications from people who have experience in the following:

  • Professional fundraising experience
  • Experience of terminal or life-limiting conditions, directly or as a parent/carer
  • Direct experience of disability

Experience of committee work and specialist knowledge of Fundraising and Marketing is essential.

Apply now to join #TeamDemelza and be part of our passion and dedication to be there when we are needed the most.

To apply, please send the following:

  • An up to date CV outlining your employment history, and academic and professional qualifications
  • A covering letter (no more than 2 x A4 pages):
    • demonstrating how you meet the essential criteria as set out in the Person Specification
    • outlining why you are interested in working for Demelza Hospice Care for Children

Please submit your application to:

Ryan Campbell, Demelza Hospice Care for Children, Rook Lane, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 8DZ

Closing Date – Sunday 19th May 2019

Enhanced DBS Disclosure check may be undertaken dependant on role. Demelza is an equal opportunities employer. Registered Charity No 1039651. Demelza is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. To see how we process your data, please visit our website and view our Recruitment Privacy Notice.