Trustee

We’re currently recruiting exceptional people to join our board of trustees

We have vacancies on our Board of Trustees and are seeking individuals who can contribute to the strategic direction and oversight of our diverse and expanding organisation. We are looking for people who have the relevant skills along with the commitment to make a difference.

You would be joining a focused team that will contribute to the delivery of our Strategic Plan which presents both new challenges and huge opportunities. We are keen to attract applicants who share our values and ethos and are committed to making a difference for the children, young people and families we support.

Martin House recognises the role that it has in ensuring that the voices of the families we support, with lived experience, are represented and to meet our ambition, we want to ensure that all communities are represented and that the skills, talents and experience needed to meet it are at the board table supporting and guiding the organisation. As such, we are particularly interested to hear from candidates with lived experience of the families and communities we support.

The role

  • To lead the hospice, establish its mission, vision and values and ensure it has a clear purpose and an overall framework of policies and standards.
  • To develop overall strategies to achieve the hospice’s aims and ensure there is a clear system to delegate implementation of the strategies to the chief executive and the staff team.
  • To monitor the performance of the hospice against standards and ensure that it provides the highest quality of care, balanced with the effective and efficient use of the hospice’s resources.
  • To ensure compliance with the law and accountability to the hospice’s stakeholders.

Location
The majority of the work will take place at Martin House Hospice but representation and ambassadorial activity could take place anywhere within the charity’s catchment area.

Commitment

There are four Board meetings per year. In addition, an away-day is usually held for strategic planning and board development. There are currently two standing committees which meet 4 times a year, plus occasional working groups. Board members are expected to serve on one of these committees and to take part in other activities from time to time, e.g. recruitment of senior staff.

How to apply:

If you are interested in this position, please review the online recruitment pack and forward your CV along with a statement explaining why you would like to volunteer with us and what contributions and added value you feel you can make as a trustee to Martin House. Email applications should be sent to recruitment@martinhouse.org.uk.

Applications should clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the role and our values.

Next Steps:

We will invite candidates to meet with Chairman and Chief executive as and when successful applications are received.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 30th June 2024. Interviews will take place at mutual convenience.

For further information, an informal discussion, or if you require any reasonable adjustments at any stage of the application process, please contact: recruitment@martinhouse.org.uk

Safeguarding:

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All roles are subject to safer recruitment practices, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

Diversity & Inclusion:

At Martin House our children, families and colleagues come from a wide range of backgrounds and we value the unique contribution that each individual can bring. We strongly believe that a diverse and inclusive team where everyone can be themselves and feel at home is vital to our work, and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

Role details

Position:
Trustee
Type:
Voluntary
End Date:
30/06/2024
Location:
Martin House Childrens Hospice, Boston Spa

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