Last year we supported 1,400 patients and their families through our team of 180 staff and 650 volunteers. Our services enable people to access the support and care they need to live well for as long as possible and die with dignity in the place of their choice. Like most Hospices we rely on the income generated from our extensive fundraising activities and network of charity shops for the majority of our funding, generating over £3.5m last year, and this will need to continue to grow as we seek to extend our service to support even more people.
We have ambitious plans, including a new building on the horizon, and are looking for dynamic individuals to join our volunteer Board of Trustees. You’ll be using your skills and experience to guide the direction of the charity through exciting times, providing oversight and governance, contributing to its strategic direction and acting as an ambassador for all aspects of our work.
A number of Trustee retirements are happening this year and we are particularly interested to hear from people with a background and experience in one of the following areas: finance, legal, HR, clinical especially a Nurse/GP/Consultant, digital, retail, fundraising, or local authority.
No experience of hospice care is required and you do not have to have held a trustee role previously – knowledge you have gained from other sectors or roles may be just as useful. We will invest in your induction and training including a number of evening workshops sessions and a buddy system with an existing trustee.
We are holding two Open Evenings as an opportunity to introduce you to our important work, to meet current Trustees and senior staff and to find out more about what’s involved. The dates and times are:-
• Monday 23 October 5.30-6.30pm
• Monday 30 October 5.30-6.30pm
To attend, please register your interest with Jayne Golder 01707 382503 or by email to Jayne Golder
For full details of the role, please see the attached Trustee Role Description.
To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining why you want to be a trustee of Isabel Hospice, what skills and experience you can bring and how you meet the person specification to Lesley Williams, Director of HR & Voluntary Services, 61 Bridge Road East, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL7 1JR or by email to Lesley Williams
Closing date for applications: 5pm - Friday 3rd November 2017
Interviews to be held Week Commencing 13th & 20th November 2017