Trustees - Varied Expertise
About the organisation
The Primary Objective at Isabel Hospice is "to provide palliative care and support for those suffering from life-limiting illnesses, as well as support for their families and carers, in the boroughs of Welwyn Hatfield and Broxbourne and the District of East Hertfordshire"
The charity's long term objectives are to:
- maintain and improve services
- increase their availability
- improve awareness of and access to them
We work closely with GPs and other healthcare professionals as we seek to ensure that everyone in the last year of their life is identified and referred to, and able to access, the right services to meet their needs. We seek to identify specific groups who may find it harder to access services and develop specific approaches to engage them and ensure their needs are met. All our services are provided free of charge irrespective of social, economic, ethnic or religious background and are for the public benefit.
About the role
We are seeking 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. Like most Hospices, whilst we receive some income from the NHS, 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 grow as we seek to extend our service to support even more people.
Our Board of unpaid trustees comprises 12 people. The Board meets 4 times per year, and there are sub committees that also meet 3/4 times per year. Trustees are appointed initially for a period of 3 years. Trustees give their time voluntarily and receive no payments for their contributions to the Hospice, but may have their expenses covered. Isabel Hospice is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee, so the trustees are also Directors of the company.
Our Trustee role will give you the opportunity of working with dedicated staff, volunteers and other trustees, all of whom believe in making a difference to people who are living with life limiting illness. We support these people to live well for as long as possible. You can help to make that happen.
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 are particularly interested in hearing from people with a background and experience in one of the following areas; finance, legal, HR, clinical (nurse, GP, Consultant), digital, retail, fundraising, local authority.
There are 4 Board meetings per year, and sub committees that also meet 3/4 times per year.
How to apply
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 23rd October 5.30 - 6.30pm
- Monday 30th October 5.30 - 6.30pm
To attend please register your interest by applying or making an enquiry via Reach in the first instance.