Taunton, Somerset (Hybrid)
Voluntary, 2 meetings per quarter + two full days a year
Job description

HR & Organisation Development Trustee

St Margaret’s is looking for new trustees to join the board who will bring their skills, talent, and enthusiasm to the heart of our organisation. We are seeking trustees who will lead support and guide us as we respond to the changing needs of our community.

This is a voluntary role.

About you

If you have experience in the private, public, or voluntary sectors, can share in our vision and our enthusiasm to make a difference, we would love to talk to you about the trustee role and the work of St Margaret’s Hospice.

Personal Qualities

  • Demonstrate a strong and visible passion and commitment to the charity, its strategic objectives, and overall aims.
  • Exhibit strong interpersonal and relationship building abilities and be comfortable in an ambassadorial role.
  • Ability to foster and promote a collaborative working environment.

What we offer

  • The opportunity to make a real difference and shape the future of St Margaret’s Hospice.
  • A comprehensive training and development package.
  • Broadening skills, knowledge and expertise working alongside a diverse range of professions.
  • Enhance your CV.
  • Expenses paid.

The commitment of a trustee is approximately two meetings per quarter, plus two full days a year. Most of our meetings are currently held remotely, in the future we are hoping to meet in person for occasional meetings.

The Board of Trustees is responsible for supervising the management and administration of the charity and provides strategic leadership, counsel, and advice to the Executive Team.  Trustees will need to have the ability to balance being a critical friend, challenging and scrutinising performance, while coaching and developing the Executive Team to be the best they can be.

We are looking for someone to bring their broad based, strategic level expertise in organisational development and HR practice to help:

  • Ensure highest standards of governance in policies and practice related to employee relations, recruitment, retention, reward, and recognition as well as staff and trustee development.
  • Assess risks and measure the impact of HR interventions in the light of changing legal requirements, service need and best practice.
  • Ensure long-term strategic oversight of the organisation’s workforce requirements in relation to the overarching goals of the charity.


Board members are invited to serve a four-year term and are eligible for re-appointment for one additional term.

We are keen for our Board to reflect the communities we serve, and very much welcome applications from those with relevant lived experience, and candidates from all underrepresented communities and groups.

Apply now

If you are interested in playing this important role on our Board of Trustees, please send your CV and a covering letter to Julie Higham, Head of Human Resources.

Find out more about the benefits of becoming a trustee here

Refreshed on: 29 May 2022
Closing date: 13 July 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Human Resources, Trustees

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