Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice (GBCH) - Finance Trustee (Treasurer-elect)

Job Title: Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice (GBCH) - Finance Trustee (Treasurer-elect)
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: London
Salary: expenses only
Reference: TU5732
Contact Name: Emma Patmore
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 17, 2018 13:46

Job Description

About the Hospice

A place full of life

GBCH is a local charity dedicated to providing free, high-quality, compassionate care and support for people with all terminal illnesses, their families, friends and carers in the London Boroughs of Royal Greenwich and Bexley. The Hospice cares annually for over 2,500 people in the Community in their own homes, in care homes, in local prisons and hostels as well as in the Hospice in our Inpatient Unit, Day Hospice and Hospice-based clinics, and in Hospital at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Woolwich.

The Hospice was co-founded by Pat Jeavons and Don Sturrock in 1985, who had recognised the need for a Hospice for the London Boroughs of Greenwich and Bexley, and who had both been living with cancer and dealing with their own health issues. Today the Hospice provides holistic care that goes beyond physical needs, offering spiritual, social and psychological care, advice and support, and also supports and educates health and social care professionals to deliver high quality, individualised and co-ordinated care to people approaching the end of life.

The opportunity

The Hospice’s Vision is to give expert care, support and education to people with terminal illness, their families, friends and professional carers to maximise the quality of life for every dying person in the London boroughs of Greenwich and Bexley. Receiving only around a third of its funding from the NHS means that the Hospice needs to fundraise at least £5m every year from local people, businesses and organisations to continue to fund its services as well as realising additional income from its network of 16 hospice shops located across the area, making a contribution of 26% of the income needed to deliver care.

With this in mind, appointing a suitably qualified and experienced finance professional to the Board is essential for maintaining oversight of the financial viability of the organisation, also contributing to important decision-making which affects the governance and strategic direction of the organisation as whole.

The person we’re looking for

The Hospice is seeking to appoint a trustee with a strong finance background and who could step into the Chair of Finance Committee/ Treasurer role after a handover period. He/she will be qualified accountant, perhaps with a commercial/retail background but with comparable experience from within a similarly-sized organisation