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Vice Chair to the Council of the Queen's Nursing Institute

Vice Chair to the Council of the Queen's Nursing Institute

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    London, England

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    over 2 years ago

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The Queen's Nursing Institute (QNI) is seeking to appoint a Trustee from a fundraising, business and/or finance background as part of its governing Council. The Institute was founded in 1887 and is one of the oldest nursing organisations in the world. Today the QNI undertakes policy work, campaigning and supporting 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 grant and support function and a large network of Queen's Nurses across the Channel Islands, England, Wales, Isle of Man and Northern Ireland.

The successful applicant 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 its 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. The Vice Chair will also be a member of the Finance and General Purposes Committee and the Remuneration Committee. Reasonable travel expenses are reimbursed.

As the Chair role is filled by a registered nurse, this role is only open to individuals who are not, and who have never been, a registered nurse.

Informal enquiries to Dr John Unsworth, Chair of Council, via Christine Widdowson (EA to the Chief Executive) at

Applications should be made using the form provided by 12 noon on the 5th April 2019, you can download it here

Individuals who are from a nursing background may be interested in the nursing Trustee role currently being advertised alongside this Vice Chair role.