Hospice Trustees

Employer
Heart of Kent Hospice
Location
ME20 7PU, Aylesford
Salary
Unpaid voluntary role
Closing date
19 Mar 2021

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Job Details

Heart of Kent Hospice, established in 1991, provides exceptional care for people with terminal illnesses in Maidstone, Aylesford, Tonbridge, Malling and surrounding areas.  The Hospice has built an excellent reputation within the local community for the quality of our care which has been further endorsed by the Care Quality Commission who have given the Hospice an overall rating of Outstanding.

Heart of Kent Hospice Board wishes to recruit new Trustees to widen its skill base and take the Hospice forward.

Role summary

The Board of Trustees, who are also directors of the Hospice, determines the overall direction and development of the Hospice through good governance and clear strategic planning, alongside commitment to our organisation values.

In addition to the above statutory duties, all Trustees should use any specific knowledge or experience they have to help the Board of Trustees reach sound decisions. This will involve focusing on key issues and providing advice and guidance requested by the Board on issues and initiatives relevant to the area of the Hospice's work in which the Trustee has special expertise.

Person description

The Hospice would welcome interest from candidates with sound business, management and strategic skills who would like the opportunity to contribute their skills to a local independent charity.  At this time, we are also seeking a candidate with experience of property development and a qualified finance professional.

We recognise the benefits and opportunities of having a diverse community of Board members and are actively encouraging applicants from a wide range of backgrounds.

What's in it for the volunteer?

Trustees have an opportunity to contribute their skills to a local independent charity which supports the local community.

Trustees will be a part of a professional board supporting a passionate and dedicated team.

How to apply

Please apply via the Reach Volunteering site. Deadline: 26 Mar 2021.

Company

Reach is the leading skills-based volunteering charity in the UK. We are the single biggest source of trustees for the voluntary sector in the UK. Connecting people, skills and good causes is our mission and our passion. 

What we do

We help charities and other non-profits find the skills they need to thrive. Every year hundreds of charities recruit volunteers through our service. These volunteers share their skills as trustees, advisors or mentors, carrying out short term projects or ongoing operational roles.  

Our goal is to create a step change in the quality, range and scale of skills-based volunteering and trusteeship in the UK. We are proud of our growing impact.

Why we do it

Charities can boost their capacity, increase their effectiveness and innovate / find new ways of doing things when volunteers donate their professional skills. Trustees play a crucial role in leading charities and overseeing their work. When the trustee board of a charity has a good mix of skills and professional experience, it can govern more effectively.

By supporting charities to recruit volunteers and trustees with valuable skills, we help charities increase their capacity and strengthen their governance.

How we do it

Our online community inspires people to use their skills for social good. We help organisations to make the most of those skills, to think through their needs and to attract the right person. We believe that communication is important in recruiting trustees and volunteers, so our service encourages dialogue between organisations and individuals. Our service is free to volunteers and to most charities. Find out more about when we charge.  

For volunteers and charities

Whether you are an organisation that wants to find a volunteer with particular skills or a new trustee, or an individual who has a skill you want to offer, you can:

  • join the community as a volunteer or as a charity and create a profile
  • explore roles and profiles
  • make contact and talk through what you're looking for 
  • make a match.

Our guides and resources help volunteers and good causes make the most of skills-based volunteering.

Other organisations and partners

We also work with other organisations including:

  • businesses, supporting their staff into rewarding volunteer or board positions
  • funders, supporting their grantees.

Read more about our partnerships.

Find Us
Telephone
020 3943 9901
Location
Reach Volunteering
17 Oval Way
London
SE11 5RR
United Kingdom

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