Legal Trustee | Katharine House Hospice

Job Title: Legal Trustee | Katharine House Hospice
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Banbury
Salary: Unremunerated with reasonable expenses paid
Reference: Legal Trustee | Katharine House Hospice
Contact Name: Jennifer Horan
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Job Published: October 18, 2021 16:08

Job Description

Katharine House Hospice provides specialist palliative care for adults with life-limiting conditions which is delivered in the hospice inpatient unit and in the community across North Oxfordshire, South Northamptonshire, and South Warwickshire.

Over the last 30 years, we have been privileged to care for so many people in our local community, and we are working tirelessly to ensure we can continue to provide this to everyone who needs us in the future.

Recently transitioning to a new partnership with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH), we are working together to maintain and improve services for adults affected by life-limiting illnesses – ensuring that the right care is in place at the right time for those who need it.

Whilst the Covid-19 pandemic has increased pressure on resources, it has also enabled us to think about how we work with others and the opportunities this creates.

Over the coming years, the need for high-quality palliative care will increase, and by aligning what we need to achieve into a direct partnership with the NHS, we are establishing the strongest possible platform for end-of-life care for the local community.

By working in partnership with OUH, we will also make the best use of our funds and direct these to where they are needed most – meeting the needs of our community.

We have recently appointed a new Chief Executive and members of our senior team. We have also recently renewed our board with new Trustees. As we embark on our next strategic phase, and with strong foundations in place, we are looking to appoint a new Trustee with legal expertise, and preferably some prior experience of trusteeship. We are open-minded about your specialism, as we are looking for a Trustee who will contribute their legal,  critical thinking across a range of areas in their role on our Board.

Our Board meetings take place every two months, as do our Sub Committee meetings which include:

  • Finance, Audit & Risk
  • Income Generation
  • General Management

We expect the time commitment to be 1-2 days per month inclusive of meetings, our strategy away day, reading and preparation for meetings and other ad hoc activities. Our Trustee positions are unremunerated but reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Closing date: Monday 22nd November 2021

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