Chair of the Hospice Lottery Partnership Board

Job Title: Chair of the Hospice Lottery Partnership Board
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Tring
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: J71838
Contact Name: Rachel Ord
Job Published: March 10, 2021 11:38

Job Description

Hospice Lottery Partnership is a not-for-profit social enterprise company established in 1997 and owned by 5 hospices. It raises essential funds for its beneficiary partners in the hospice and hospital sectors through a cause-led lottery. 

We are looking for a Chair whose role will be fundamental to the evolution and sustainability of HLP. At a time when income is very challenged, this will enable the partner health charities to continue offering specialist and compassionate care to thousands of people every year. This is an exciting time to become Chair because of plans to further increase the number of beneficiary partners in order to grow income and ultimately support more patients and their families.


Role summary

The Chair will provide leadership and direction to the Board to develop clear strategic plans and operate within good governance. You will establish a strong, supportive relationship with the experienced Chief Executive and lead the directors and management team to develop strategic plans for the company, that will in turn lead to sustainable growth in unrestricted income for the charity partners. 

You will be responsible for ensuring compliance with the company's Articles and the legal requirements of the Gambling Commission and other regulatory authorities. This will involve strong leadership to ensure that the Board of Directors fulfils its responsibilities for the governance of the company, and in particular supporting the independent Directors. 

The Chair will constructively appraise management reports, financial information and risks and ensure that Board decisions are acted upon in a timely manner. In addition to chairing the full Board, you will also be fully involved with the Finance & General Purposes Committee.

The relationship with the Chief Executive is key, and you will be responsible for carrying out their annual appraisal and supporting and appraising their work on a continuing basis. You will also lead on appointment and disciplinary processes as required. 

An important part of the role is to represent HLP at appropriate functions, meetings and in the media and to act as an ambassador for the company and its partners. Liaison with the Board of Trustees of our partners is also key to ensure that they have a clear understanding of HLP's vision and objectives, and can fully support the work that we do. 


Person description

We are looking for an excellent communicator with strong leadership and strategic skills who has senior executive/non-executive experience. You will be able to constructively question management reports and financial information, as well as having a proven ability to build good relationships and networks. We are actively encouraging applicants from a wide range of backgrounds. 

In particular the skills we are looking for are:

  • a clear strategic thinker
  • an experienced manager
  • experience of the voluntary sector
  • knowledge and experience of:
  • performance management
  • business financial management
  • business growth
  • chairing meetings
  • good interpersonal skills with the ability to offer constructive challenge


What's in it for the volunteer?

This is an excellent opportunity for you to contribute your professional experience to a not-for-profit company that supports the hospice sector. You will work with committed professionals and develop your networks with our beneficiary partners. Everyone hopes that they and their loved ones will receive exceptional care at the end of their lives, and you will be able to play a key part in making sure that happens by working to raise the funds that contribute to this.


Time commitment

Both the Board and Finance & General Purposes Committee meet quarterly, plus an annual away day and several hours a month outside of formal meetings


How to apply

Please apply via the Reach Volunteering site.

In the first instance we will arrange an informal conversation with the CEO of HLP, and then if there is agreement to proceed, we will ask for a CV or LinkedIn profile with a letter outlining why you are interested in the role and what skills and professional experience you could bring to the Board.

Deadline: 25 Mar 2021.