|Job Title||Trustees - EXPIRED|
|Job Published||22 Apr 2015|
|Contact Name||Volunteers team|
THET is looking for suitable candidates to contribute to our global mission of educating, training and supporting health workers by serving as a Trustee of the charity.
If you can demonstrate a commitment to THET's vision and have the skills and experience to be a high quality contributor to debate and decision making we would like to hear from you.
Over twenty-five years, THET has led, supported and grown a unique partnership approach that harnesses the skills, knowledge and technical expertise of health professionals in the UK to meet the training and education needs identified by healthcare leaders in low-resource settings.
We run large health workforce capacity development programmes in Zambia and Somaliland and, under the Health Partnership Scheme, provide training, advice and grant support to health worker education and training projects involving more than 200 UK and overseas hospitals, universities and professional associations across 29 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. We achieve our goals by working through collaborative partnerships with individuals and institutions and provide a flexible framework for people to work together effectively and responsively for the longer term.
While the primary focus of our work is to bring lasting improvements to healthcare in developing countries, our approach results in mutual benefits for both partners. We believe that international volunteering is a valuable asset to the UK health service and continually work to ensure volunteering achieves recognition of the contribution it is making to the quality of health services overseas and in the UK.
Further details about THET and its work can be found on our website.
The role in brief:
Provide strategic direction and monitor THET's performance
Ensure good governance in line with charity and company law and good practice
Advance THET's vision and work through advocacy
You will bring senior-level experience from the private, public or voluntary sector
Think critically, independently and strategically
Be collegiate and consultative in style
Be able to commit to preparing for and attending about 10 meetings per year
We are looking to broaden our skills base on the Board and particularly encourage applicants with legal or HR backgrounds.
How do I apply?
Please Download the Trustee Candidate Pack (availiable on the 'News' section of our website) for information about the role and how to apply. Consult our Annual Accounts (availiable on our website) for financial and statutory information about THET and the Charity Commission guidance, the Essential Trustee which sets out the statutory and governance duties of charity trusteeship.
If you consider that you can bring the skills for this essential role, we hope to hear from you.
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.