Salisbury, Wiltshire (On-site)
Voluntary, Voluntary - when required
Job description

Salisbury Hospice

Salisbury Hospice celebrated its 40th birthday last year and with deep roots in the community it serves, offers a wide range of care and support to people with terminal and life limiting illnesses and their families. The hospice enables people to access the essential support and care they need to live well for as long as possible and die with dignity in the place of their choice. Like most hospices, we rely on income generated from fundraising activities for the majority of our funding, equating to around 50% of the £2.9 million needed each year. We need to continue the growth of our fundraising income to ensure we can sustain our current service and extend our support to even more local people.

Trustee roles

To build on this, we wish to add to our board of trustees to grow this great local charity and ensure it maintains its commitment to raising the vital funds needed for Salisbury Hospice. It is an exciting time to be joining the charity; we are seeking new board members to oversee the continuing development and expansion of our services. Ideally, you will have a proven, professional track record of leadership at the highest level and will share our vision and ambition for the future.

Main responsibilities

  • To attend the regular meetings of the Board of Trustees and the Management Sub-Committee
  • To ensure that the charity complies with its Memorandum and Articles of Association, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
  • To ensure that the charity pursues its charitable objects
  • To ensure the charity applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects, i.e. the charity must not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objects, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are
  • The charity’s financial dealings are systematically accounted for, audited and reviewed regularly
  • To contribute actively to the board’s role in giving firm strategic direction to the charity, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets
  • To ensure major risks to which the charity is expose are review regularly and systems are established to mitigate these risks without the charity becoming risk averse
  • To safeguard the good name and value of the charity
  • To arrange the effective and efficient leadership and administration of the charity
  • To manage the financial stability of the charity
  • To act so that the property of the charity is protected and managed, and the proper investment of the charity’s funds
  • To ensure that the charity acts in an appropriate and prudent manner in accordance with its legal and charitable obligations
  • To appoint the Head of Fundraising and monitor their performance
  • To assist in the recruitment and selection of potential new trustees
  • To contribute as a member/chair of a committee reporting to the board
  • To act as an external representative and ambassador of the charity as required
  • To declare conflicts of interest at the commencement of each board meeting in relation to items on the agenda, and any duality of interest

Personal requirements

  • Experience of committee work
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Good inter-personal/people skills
  • Time to perform the role effectively


Boundaries/ time commitment

  • Trustees must be prepared for and attend, a minimum of four of the six board meetings a year (additionally trustee meetings may also be called in addition to set meetings)
  • Trustees may be required to attend further subcommittee work
  • The role of a trustee extends beyond attending board and committee meetings and may well involve attending and representing the charity at external events


The majority of meetings will take place at Salisbury Hospice, Wiltshire, but representation and ambassadorial activity could take place anywhere within the charity’s catchment area. The current pandemic has created a need for most contact to be remote/virtual and it is anticipated that future requirements may involve a combination of virtual and on site contact.

Want to know more?

Please find attached candidate pack for further information and how to apply

Refreshed on: 11 March 2022
Closed date: 25 April 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Fundraising, Trustees

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