Trustee

  • Job Reference: REF-212791
  • Date Posted: 26 March 2024
  • Recruiter: hireful
  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Charity and Not For Profit
  • Job Type: Part Time Flex
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Trustee

Location: CHSW - Devon, Cornwall, Bristol
Job Type: Part time
Contract Type: Board
Salary: Unpaid, expenses paid
Hours: Quarterly Board and committee meetings, strategy day and board development - virtual and face to face

An established and successful charity, Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) provides hospice care for children with life limiting conditions and their families in the South West of England

We are looking for individuals who share our passion for delivering our service and securing the funds to do so, and whose skills, experience and expertise can add value to the Charity.

Role Overview

It is an exciting time to join CHSW with ambitious plans for expansion and growth. Our Trustee Board plays a significant strategic role alongside the Senior Management Team in helping CHSW meet the needs of the children, young people and families we support, and delivering our vision. Our Board of Trustees currently has 9 independent members, and we are looking for at least 2 new Trustees to join us. We are looking to enhance the current Board’s collective portfolio of skills and experience, and we are keen to secure a broad range of relevant voices to enrich our work. CHSW recognises the enormous benefits of diverse leadership. We actively and warmly encourage applications from a wide range of backgrounds. We are also keen to support individuals for whom this may be their first Trusteeship.

All areas of skill, expertise and life experience will be considered. Particularly, but not exhaustively, we would like to strengthen our Board with further experience of:

• Experience in the health sector, particularly children's palliative care, paediatrics, medical or nursing, education and research.
• Digital innovation to support our expanding digital marketing digital fundraising and IT programmes.
• Retail management to provide expertise and support with the expansion plans of our retail network across the South West.

Benefits of being a Trustee

• As well as contributing to a very special cause, being a Trustee can provide you with the benefits of strategic experience, access to professional networks and developing your skills and experience. There may also be opportunities to be a Chair of one of our Assurance Committees.

Meetings and time commitment

CHSW’s Board generally meets for a whole day face-to-face meeting 4 times a year at a central location (Exeter/Taunton/Tiverton) or one of our 3 hospices. In addition, Assurance Committees generally meet 4 to 6 times a year, usually during the day for a 2 hour meeting via Zoom. There is also an annual full-day Strategy Day and time set aside for Board Development. Board and Committee papers are circulated a week before the meetings to allow for preparation. Where possible we would like all Trustees to be able to attend in person on the full board meeting days, but we understand that this may not always be convenient for every Trustee and consideration will be given to include some remote attendance in the right circumstances. Trustees are appointed for a period of 3 years with the option of re-election to the Board for up to 9 years.
To be inspired and understand more about CHSW and this opportunity please view our recruitment brochure - see supporting documents.

To apply please click on the apply button and complete the short application form and attach your CV.

Closing Date: 21 April 2024
Meeting and Selection Day: 14 or 15 May 2024 - Little Bridge House, Barnstaple

CHSW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This post requires an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

You may also have some experience in the following: Trustee, Voluntary, Foodbank, People, ACA, ACCA, CIMA, Board Membership, Charity, Charities, children's palliative care, paediatrics, medical or nursing, education and research. Third Sector, Not for Profit, NFP, etc.

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