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Chair of Trustees

Employer
St Barnabas Hospices
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
23 Feb 2021

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Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
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Chair for existing Board of Trustees

St Barnabas Hospices (Sussex) Limited is a large independent charity based in Worthing. Two hospices that are part of the legal entity.

The first is St Barnabas House; this hospice has provided high quality palliative care since 1973 for patients in the Worthing, Adur and Arun area.

The second hospice is Chestnut Tree House, our children's hospice, in Angmering where we care for children from the whole of Sussex and south east Hampshire.

Key duties include:
  • To lead and ensure the Board of Trustees, fulfils its responsibilities for the governance of St Barnabas Hospices.
  • To work in partnership with the Chief Executive helping them to achieve the objectives set for St Barnabas Hospices in accordance with its mission and strategy.

To optimise the relationship between The Board of Trustees, staff, other St Barnabas Hospices stakeholders and the wider community

Time commitment: Around 10 meetings a year during weekdays.

Duration: Initially 3 years, can be extended for a further three years.

Location: Worthing, West Sussex.

Remuneration: Unpaid (expenses reimbursed).

Training: A full induction and support training will be provided.

St Barnabas is a specialist palliative care centre and provides a range of services including a Community Palliative Care Team, Bereavement support, Family Services as well as inpatient and Day Care. Chestnut Tree House provides care for children and young adults with life limiting illnesses providing respite, terminal and emergency care.

The Charity has a Board of fifteen trustees from varying areas of expertise, i.e. medical, legal, marketing, retail and finance. We are seeking someone new as our current chair is stepping down in November 2021, after a number of years' service.

Please visit our website via the button below for a candidate pack and further information related to our services.

If you would like to support this worthwhile cause, please send your curriculum vitae and a covering letter of no more than two sides outlining how you meet the personal qualities, knowledge, skills and experience requirements for the role to Julie Dixon, PA to the Chairman, St Barnabas.

Closing date: 5th March 2021.

Registered Charity: 256789.
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