Hospice Trustees

Job Title: Hospice Trustees
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Aylesford
Salary: 0
Reference: J60856
Contact Name: Eleanor Urben
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 07, 2019 14:50

Job Description

Heart of Kent Hospice provides compassionate end-of-life care for people in Maidstone, Aylesford, Tonbridge, and the surrounding areas, facing the challenge of terminal illness.

  • Modern hospice near Maidstone offers friendly, welcoming place for patients and families
  • All our services are free and are offered to everyone who needs them
  • Awarded Care Quality Commission ‘Outstanding’ rating, February 2017

About the role

The Hospice Board wish to recruit new Trustees to widen its skill base and support the charity. Trustees are also directors of the Hospice and determine the overall direction and development of the Hospice through good governance and clear strategic planning. Trustees support the Executive Team in the delivery of the Hospice's 2018-2021 strategic aims:

Priority 1 - Establish a mode of Hospice support within our communities

Priority 2 - Develop our services to meet a wide range of patient and family needs

Priority 3 - Provide specialised care to each patient. Maintain reputation as centre of excellence

Priority 4 - Be the organisation of choice for colleagues and volunteers

Priority 5 - Enable our local community to regard the Hospice as the local cause to support

The Governance structure of the Hospice consists of the main Board and three Board Committees - Corporate Governance and Risk, Clinical Governance, Finance and Income Generation. Trustees usually sit on one Committee in addition to the main Board.

Person specification

The Hospice would welcome interest from candidates with sound business, management and strategic skills. In addition to the above statutory duties, all Trustees should use their specific knowledge or experience to help the Board 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.

What difference will you make?

Trustees are fundamental to the development and sustainability of the Hospice which delivers tailored and individualised care to each patient and their family, free of charge, within their own home or in the Hospice to improve their quality of life.

What's in it for the volunteer?

Trustees have an opportunity to contribute their skills to a local independent charity which supports the local community and will be a part of a professional board supporting a passionate and dedicated team.

Time commitment

Mostly outside office hours. Main Board - Quarterly in the evening - Approx. 2 hours. One Committee - Quarterly office hours - Approx. 2 hours Ad hoc attendance at other events.

How to apply

To apply, please submit your CV via Reach Volunteering in the first instance.