North London

Approximately 24 days a year

Paid travel expenses

These voluntary unpaid roles involve giving up your valuable time for a few days a year, but you’ll be helping people with potentially life-limiting illnesses access the services and support they need to optimise their quality of life.

Running a successful registered charity focused on delivering the very best end of life and specialist palliative care calls for experience in a broad range of areas. Areas like Fundraising,

Campaigning, IT/Digital, Marketing/PR/Communications or recent/current Clinical/NHS/Social Care practice. If you have expertise in one or more of these areas, the North London Hospice would warmly welcome you on to the Board as a Trustee.

We’ve been caring for local people in the diverse communities across Barnet, Enfield and Haringey since 1984 and are committed to providing the highest quality palliative and end of life care for patients and families living with a life limiting illness. Not only do we take care of people’s physical needs, we look after their emotional, spiritual and social needs and provide support for their friends and family too. As well as three service bases across the boroughs we work in, we have 17 retail shops, while our annual turnover is £12.1 million. We now need compassionate and committed individuals to join us as Trustees and bring leadership and direction to our vibrant and thriving charitable organisation.

As a Trustee, you’ll participate in, and be collectively responsible, for governance and strategic direction. You’ll also be able to personally contribute specific skills and knowledge for the benefit of the Hospice. Helping to formulate and review our strategic aims and, in collaboration with other trustees, ensuring that our policy and practices are in keeping with our aims, are just two aspects of the role. Playing your part in seeing that we’re using our resources appropriately, efficiently and effectively will be important too, whilst demonstrating your commitment to fundraising. And, when it comes to promoting our vision, principles, strategy and major policies to the outside world, again, we’ll count on you.

To succeed, you’ll need to be willing to be a member of at least one of the Sub Committees of the Board and/or Expert Reference Groups and participate in some fundraising activities. You’ll also need to be prepared to be part of a rotation in a programme of bi-annual visits to clinical service areas and act as a link person with one of our service areas and one or more of our 17 shops. Put simply, you must want to take on the role of advisor, critical friend, confidant and ambassador for the Hospice and to promote and safeguard its reputation at all times.

Our Board of Trustees meets 8 times a year with the expectation that Trustees will attend a minimum of 5 Board Meetings. There’s also an annual strategy day, occasional training sessions provided for the benefit of the Trustees and an Annual Review with the Chair of the Hospice. Accordingly, you must be willing to commit to attending these activities. In terms of experience, in addition to the areas outlined above, we would particularly welcome individuals who already have a link with one of the communities we serve, although this is not essential.

Above all, we’re looking for a passion for the work we do and a real desire to help make a difference to the lives of those with a potentially life-limiting illness who have specialist needs. If that sounds like you, please email Sue Sowerby, Advising Consultant, sue.sowerby@sowerbygroup.co.uk, indicating your interest and giving full contact details. Sue will then contact you to arrange a discussion.

Closing date:  Monday 10 February 2020 at 17.00

Interview Date:  Wednesday 19 February 2020

In order to maintain the Board’s high standards of diversity, North London Hospice welcomes applicants from all backgrounds and of all ages.

To apply for this job email your details to sue.sowerby@sowerbygroup.co.uk

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