Head of Engagement and Deputy Clerk
The French Hospital in Rochester provides almshouse accommodation primarily for French Protestant Huguenot families who are in need and are resident in Great Britain. The first French Huguenots came to the UK as refugees 450 years ago, fleeing religious persecution, and made a great contribution to our financial, cultural, and intellectual life. Today, the board of the French Hospital is largely made up of people of Huguenot descent. In 2018, the French Hospital celebrated its 300thanniversary.
The French Hospital is governed by a board of Trustee Directors (trustees), with some assistance provided by Non-Trustee Directors (senior level volunteers) in specialist areas. The French Hospital is run by the Clerk (CEO), together with a team of Stewards who provide day-to-day support for the residents. Following the recent departure of the Head of Community Engagement and Fundraising, who established the French Hospital’s fundraising function, we now seek a candidate to fill the new role of Head of Engagement and Deputy Clerk.
This is a senior level role which would suit someone building a high-level career in the voluntary sector and hoping to gain skills and experience towards becoming a CEO. Among other duties, the post holder will support and deputise for the Clerk (CEO), fundraise as necessary to achieve specific objectives, organise events, build engagement with a range of stakeholders, and work proactively with the board of Trustee Directors via the board’s sub-groups.