Our vision is of a world where communities talk openly about death and dying, live well for as long as possible and die with dignity in the place of their choice knowing their loves ones are supported.
Last year we supported 1,855 people across Welwyn Hatfield, East Herts and Broxbourne. Our team comprises over 200 staff and 750 volunteers and like most Hospices we rely on the support of our local communities and the income generated from numerous fundraising activities and network of charity shops to generate over 70% of our income - this will need to continue to grow as we seek to extend our service to support even more people.
There is so much more we want to do and we need your expertise as we navigate the challenges and opportunities ahead, as we seek to drive income, shape and deliver the right services and as we seek to develop collaborations with other organisations.
We are looking for dynamic individuals to join our volunteer Board of Trustees. You’ll be using your skills and experience to guide the direction of the charity through exciting times, providing oversight and governance, contributing to our strategic direction and acting as an ambassador for all aspects of our work.
A number of our trustees have retired over the summer, having completed their term of office and we are particularly interested to hear from people with a background and experience in one of the following areas: Finance, Branding / Marketing, Fundraising, Clinical, IT / Digital strategy, or Retail – knowledge of / stakeholder engagement in our area of Eastern Hertfordshire would also be an advantage.
No experience of hospice care is required and you do not have to have held a trustee role previously – knowledge you have gained from other sectors or roles may be just as useful. We will invest in your induction and training including a number of evening workshops sessions and a buddy system with an existing trustee. Some employers encourage and enable trusteeship as part of wider career development and corporate social responsibility.
We are holding two Open Evenings as an opportunity to introduce you to our important work, to meet current Trustees and senior staff and to find out more about what’s involved:
• Tues 24th Sept 6:00pm -7:30pm
• Tues 1st Oct 6:00pm -7:30pm
To attend, please register your interest with Jayne Golder.
Closing date for applications: 5pm Monday 7 October
Interviews w/c 14 & 21 October
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