We are looking for individuals passionate about Hospice care to become an Isabel Hospice trustee.
If you have legal, HR, fundraising, digital, finance, or clinical experience (nursing or general practice),we would like to hear from you. You will be joining Isabel Hospice at a very exciting time as we move forward with new ideas for our services enabling us to care for and support more people than ever.
Meet one of our current Trustees
Name: Sophie Cowan (38)
Job: Director of a Recruitment Consultancy
Sophie (second from the right) and her running buddies,
who ran the London Marathon for the Hospice this year.
Why do you do it?
I saw an advert for the role in the local paper, and the
Hospice resonated with me as, at that time, a family
member had recently been cared for in a hospice. We
were really impressed with the care they were offered and
the fact that every patient was treated as an individual –
there were none of the “rules” that exist in hospital
around visiting times, meal times etc. Over the last 11
years, the Hospice, and all those who work and volunteer
within it, have inspired me tremendously. Patients and
families are cared for with compassion, dignity, humanity
and humour. Whilst I have served for 11 years, we are
looking for new Trustees to commit to a term of 3 years.
”I am very proud to be a Trustee.”
What do Trustees do?
Based on the skills they have, Trustees are aligned
to a different Hospice department and at least one
committee. Given my profession, I chair the Human
Resources Committee and work very closely with our
Director of HR and Voluntary Services. I also sit on the
Finance Committee (committees meet quarterly) and
attend quarterly Board meetings. Outside of this quarterly
cycle, I attend the Staff Forum and meet with Hospice
directors to offer support as required. I also try to attend
as many fundraising events as possible. All Trustees
are encouraged to keep up to date with governance
and hospice movement issues. It’s a great thing to do.
I thoroughly recommend it and am very proud to be an
Isabel Hospice Trustee.
To find out more about our Trustee recruitment process
go to www.isabelhospice.org.uk/trustee or call Chief
Executive Officer, Robin Webb on 07825180185 about
our upcoming open evenings.