Nottinghamshire

Voluntary

About the organisation

Nottinghamshire Hospice is an independent, local charity who has been caring for adults living with cancer and other life limiting illnesses, a... Read more

Job Description

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE HOSPICE TRUSTEE VACANCY

Nottinghamshire Hospice is an independent, local charity who has been caring for adults living with cancer and other life limiting illnesses, and their families, across Nottinghamshire since 1980. We pride ourselves on being able to give people support so they can choose where they want to be cared for at the end of life. We are able to do this by offering services that mean adults can be cared for in their own home by our Hospice at Home team and in our Day Therapy Centre by a multi-professional team supported by many wonderful volunteers. Our family and carer support team provide a listening ear, counselling and advice on solving problems of all shapes and sizes. All care and support is free of charge for patients and their families.

We are looking for Trustees who can make a significant contribution to the Hospice Board by being able to share and implement their knowledge, expertise and experience.  Trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the Hospice, its financial health and the probity of its activities in accordance with the Hospice’s governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines. We are particularly keen to hear from local people with experience in the following areas:

  • Legal practice
  • Accounting and finance
  • Marketing and communications
  • Commerce or business

Successful applicants must be able to attend a minimum of 6 Board meetings, 6 Sub-committee meetings, the organisation’s AGM and 2 Strategic Planning days per year. We encourage trustees to represent the charity at public events and take an active part in promotional activities as well.

Becoming a Trustee offers the opportunity for both personal and professional development and is highly rewarding. You will be part of a team of skilled people who are passionate about giving up their own time to help others. Training will be provided where necessary and you will be reimbursed for any expenses incurred in connection with your role.