Trustee

Employer
St Luke's Cheshire Hospice
Location
CW7 1BH, Winsford
Salary
Unpaid Voluntary Role
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Sector
Charity and not for profit, Health and medical
Salary band
Unremunerated
Hours
Part Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly home

St Luke's Hospice have an opportunity for an experienced Trustee with an income generation/finance/business management background to help make a positive contribution to the work we do for patients and families within our local communities.

What will you be doing?

If you have experience in the private, public or voluntary sectors and the drive to make a difference, we have an opportunity for you to join our Trustee Board to make a positive contribution to the work we do. St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice cares for people in mid & south Cheshire who are suffering from life limiting illnesses. We offer specialist treatment, care, advice and support to patients and their families.

We undertake an annual audit of the skill mix of our Trustees to find the right blend of experience and expertise to support the work of the Hospice through their support for the Senior Management Team. We look for Trustees who have the dedication, commitment and desire to improve our services and help us to achieve our strategic goals in line with our ethos and values.

We would be happy to receive applications from someone, whose responsibility as a Trustee will be to overview all Income Generation at St Luke’s.  This role will include being a Director of the Promotion and Trading companies which look after the hospice lottery and our retail shops. Someone with experience of managing income generation, working collaboratively and with business management and finance (including P&L) knowledge would be desirable for this position.

St Luke’s is committed to equality and diversity and promotes an inclusive environment. We encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Trustees are expected to attend full Trustee Board Meetings, which are held in the early evenings on the last Wednesday of every month either at the Hospice or remotely via Microsoft TEAMs. You will also be expected to be a member of a Board Sub Committee which meets 6 times per year.

Trustee positions are un-remunerated although reasonable out of pocket expenses will be paid. This role offers a person the chance to make a valid contribution to a respected community organisation, is a great opportunity for professional development, exposure at Board level and the chance to support the development of local services.

Appointment to the Trustee Board will be subject to standard checks, including satisfactory references and DBS check

What are we looking for?

Each year the Hospice undertakes a skills mix audit to identify the key skills required to support the SMT in the day to day running of the Hospice.

The most recent audit has identified the following skills as essential to support the SMT and create a balanced trustee board able to make knowledgeable and effective decisions:

  • Experience in managing income generation.
  • Experience in working collaboratively.
  • Experience of Business Management.
  • Experience of Finance including P&L.

What difference will you make?

This is a vital role within the Hospice and will contribute to ensuring patients and families within the community receive safe, well-led compassionate care. It will also be a key role in ensuring good financial governance alongside supporting our strategic goals, particularly in relation to the generation of income for the Hospice.

Before you apply

For an informal discussion about the role of a Trustee, please contact us via Reach. Gaynor Clifton, Corporate Assistant will arrange a call with Mike Ridley, Chairman at his earliest available opportunity.

Please submit an Application form and a Covering Letter summarising your interest in joining the Trustee Board at St Luke’s and what qualities you think you have to contribute to the charity’s governance.

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