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Trustees - EXPIRED

Job Title Trustees - EXPIRED
Contract Type Volunteer
Location London, London
Salary Negotiable
Job Published 23 Mar 2015
REF LF059
Contact Name Volunteers team
Contact Email volunteers@tpp.co.uk

Job Description - EXPIRED

St Luke's Hospice provides specialist palliative care services in Harrow Brent to people coping with a terminal illness in the last year of their life. As an independent hospice, all of our services are free of charge and we rely on fundraising and income from our charity shops for over 70% of our annual income.

Trustees are responsible for giving direction to the Hospice and ensuring it meets its objectives effectively. They are concerned with the policy, strategy and monitoring of the organisation; day to day management is delegated to paid professional staff who report to the Board of Trustees.

The Trustee Board normally comprises 12 Trustees, who are appointed initially for a period of three years and can be re-appointed for one further period of three years up to a maximum of six years.

Following a review of the skills and experience of the Board, we would particularly welcome applicants with experience in Accountancy, Human Resources and local GPs.

Trustees give their time voluntarily and receive no payments for their contributions to the hospice, but may have their expenses covered if necessary.

The formal duties of trustees collectively are:

1. To ensure that the Hospice complies with its memorandum and articles of association, charity
law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.

2. To ensure that the Hospice pursues its charitable objects as defined in its memorandum of
association.

3. To ensure the Hospice applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects, i.e. the Hospice should only spend money on activities which are included in its own objects and not others, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are.

4. To give clear strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.

5. To safeguard the good name and the values of the Hospice.

6. To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the Hospice.

7. To ensure the financial stability of the Hospice.

8. To protect and manage the property of the Hospice and to ensure the proper investment of
its funds.

9. To appoint the chief executive, monitor his/her performance and determine his/her remuneration.

10. To act at all times in the best interests of the Hospice, and declare any conflicts of interest.

11. 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.

12. Trustees are expected to develop a good understanding of the Hospice, how it operates, its staff and volunteers and the people it serves

Time Commitment:

Trustees are required to devote the necessary time and effort to fulfill the above duties, including:

*Attendance at Board meetings (4 per annum, usually held early evening)
*To sit on at least one board committee (4 per annum, held day time or early evening)
*To participate in an annual strategic planning day
*To pay regular visits to the Hospice and/or Shops
*To attend functions on behalf of the Hospice during the year
*To liaise with other Trustees and the Senior Management team in between Board meetings
*To read and respond to papers as required
*To attend an Induction process
*To participate in a one to one annual review (with either the chairman or deputy)

To apply:

Please email your CV and Supporting Statement (Once you have carefully read the Role Description, please outline how you meet the requirements, by giving relevant details of the skills, experience, and knowledge that you have gained in employment, voluntary work or elsewhere, and also explain why this particular post interests you) to hr@stlukes-hospice.org.

Open Evenings:

We are holding Open Evenings on 30th March and 9th April 2015 (5pm - 7pm both days) for anyone that is interested in this role and wants further information. To book yourself a place, please call Dee Holden on 0208 382 8002.

Closing Date: 10th April 2015

TPP is committed to equal opportunities and actively encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We shortlist based on competencies and not on race, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, or age.

Ref: EXPIRED - LF059 | Published: 23th Mar 2015