Hospice Trustee

 
Hospice Trustee
Interested in becoming a St Leonard's Hospice trustee?
Posted Jun 03

Hospice Trustee

Role Type: Voluntary

The Hospice is governed by a Board of Trustees under the leadership of the chair, Mr David Dickson. The trustees are all volunteers coming from a range of backgrounds. The Board meets on a quarterly basis, with various sub-committees which meet to oversee various aspects of Hospice management, including Governance, Service Development, Finance and Investments, Membership, Human Resources, Education, Strategy and Fundraising, Retail and Communications. 

Interested in becoming a trustee? We may not currently have a specific vacancy however we welcome applications from anyone in our local community who feels they can offer relevant expertise and is prepared to volunteer as a trustee.

The Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees provides the Hospice with strategic leadership in line with our aims and values. The Board is responsible for ensuring good governance and the ongoing performance of the Hospice in providing care to its beneficiaries, stakeholders and wider community. All trustees give their time and expertise on a voluntary basis.

Recruitment to the Board of Trustees
The Hospice has a robust and transparent process for the recruitment of trustees that plays a crucial role in ensuring the Board can draw on a diverse range of skills, expertise, experience and backgrounds and that the Board is as representative of the community we serve as possible.

Recruitment to the Board is a two-stage process. Firstly, we invite members of the public who are prepared to act as a voluntary trustee to express their interest and undertake our selection process. Successful applicants are recorded on our Register of Potential Future Trustees. Secondly, the Board identifies a vacancy and invites an individual on the Register of Potential Future Trustees to fill the vacancy. It is usual for potential future trustees to serve as a co-opted member of one of the sub-committees of the Board before becoming a trustee.

Full information about the recruitment process for trustees is contained in our Recruitment & Appointment of Trustees policy. We recommend that anyone considering making an application reads it first.

If you would like to express your interest in becoming a trustee please contact Glen Dewsbury, Strategic Development Manager for an application pack - Glen.Dewsbury@stleonardshospice.nhs.uk