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The Queen's Nursing Institute (QNI) is seeking to appoint up to three Trustees from a community nursing background and non-nursing trustees with experience in fund-raising and the charity sector and / or the health service as part of its governing Council. The Institute was founded in 1889 and is one of the oldest nursing organisations in the world. Today the QNI undertakes policy work, campaigning and support community nurses to deliver the best possible care in people's homes.

The Institute has a number of strands of important work including our Homeless Health project, Queen's Nurse and Executive Leadership programmes, innovation awards, an important grants and support function and a large network of Queen's Nurses across the Channel Islands, England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The successful applicants will be joining the Institute at an exciting time in its history as it embarks on new programmes to empower and strengthen the voice of community nurses and extend its policy work through better workforce intelligence.

The Institute is a registered charity established under Royal Charter and our Council of Trustees takes responsibility for ensuring that the organisation meets is charitable objects.

This is an unpaid role which will require attendance at 4 Council meetings a year, strategy away days and award and other ceremonies. Reasonable travel expenses are reimbursed.

For nursing trustees: applications for Queen's Nurses are particularly welcome as are those applications from individuals wholly engaged in the provision or management of clinical services. However, applications from suitably qualified individuals in any role are also welcomed.

For non-nursing trustees: applications from individuals fund-raising, charity management or those with health service management are particularly welcomed.

Informal enquiries to Dr John Unsworth Chair of Council or Christine O'Connell Vice-Chair of Council via Christine Widdowson (PA to the Chief Executive)

Applications should be made using the application form provided at by 12noon on the 27 September 2019.