Posted on 29th August 2016
St Peter & St James Hospice is recruiting Trustees
Could you help us to serve our local community
by joining us as one of our Trustees?
Last year we cared for over 660 local people who were approaching, or at, the end of their lives. This care was provided both at the hospice in our inpatient unit and Wellbeing Centre and with our community nurse support and advice service in their own homes. We serve the communities of Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, Lewes and Uckfield, together with the surrounding rural villages.
As a registered charity, we are fortunate to have a committed group of Trustees who, as well as acting as ‘critical friends’ to the Management Team, fulfil a vital governance function in the running of our charity. However, they are also a very supportive team who are able to give back to their community through their service to the hospice.
Coming from a variety of relevant professional backgrounds, our Trustees are all volunteers and, as well as attending a monthly Board Meeting or Workshop, each also serves on one or more of the Trust’s sub-committees. So, as well as offering their time and expertise what else do our Trustees bring? They all share an enthusiasm for, and a commitment to, the hospice and the services that it provides for our patients and their families. Peter Boyse has been Chairman of the Trustees since 2007 and said, “From the start I realised what a special caring place St Peter & St James was and it has been very rewarding to be able to offer something to help advance the work done in support of all those who need our services.”
With some of our current Trustees due to retire in October 2016, the Trust is currently seeking applications from people who live within the communities that are served by the hospice and who have the relevant experience and skills to meet our current requirements on the Board. In particular we are seeking applications from people with clinical backgrounds (nursing, medical or other health professional), as well as those with experience in the financial, insurance, business management or volunteer management fields.
A detailed role profile is available on our website and informal enquiries are welcomed – please telephone Deborah Denyer, PA to the Chief Executive, on 01444 470202 and she will be pleased to make arrangements for you to find out more. Alternatively we would be pleased to receive your CV, with a covering letter setting out why you would be interested in becoming a Trustee. Applications for this round of recruitment should be received by 31st October. We look forward to hearing from you!
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