7 days ago
Non-Executive Director – (Finance)
The Hospice Quality Partnership (HQP) was formed to help hospices and is owned by the hospices it serves. Because we’re part of the hospice world, we understand what issues hospices face and how we can help.
We’re an innovative, social enterprise with partner hospices from across the UK, who all hold a share in the company. We also have a number of affiliate partners from other sectors. Our aim is to help hospices of all sizes save money, by improving procurement, reducing operating costs and sharing data for best practice. By working together on our more entrepreneurial ideas, we also plan to create additional revenue.
That way, we make sure that hospices make their funds go further, to where they’re needed most – looking after their patients and families’ needs.
We now offer a range of services to our partners, from supply agreements and up to date performance information, to developing partnership opportunities. Partners become a part of the HQP community where everyone pulls together to reduce costs, add value and save time.
HQP’s values are simple. We have a passion for hospice care and believe in the strength we have by working together as partners with integrity, accountability and innovation. Supporting our partners is crucial to our success, and we never want to stop learning how to do things better together.
About the Role:
HQP is growing, both in terms of our numbers of partners and affiliates, and the number of supplier frameworks we are able to offer. In turn this means increased revenue and therefore greater savings and returns for hospices.
Having recently reviewed the skill set of our Board members we are now seeking to bring in an additional non-executive Board member with significant executive-level and leadership experience in a finance role to constructively challenge and provide independent financial scrutiny and perspective. The post-holder will be experienced as a financial director of an SME with experience of changing share and corporate structures; mergers and acquisitions; and setting up new businesses. Our Board members should satisfy themselves on the integrity of financial information and that financial controls and systems of risk management are robust and defensible. They must also ensure that the company accounts properly to its shareholders by presenting a true and fair reflection of its actions and financial performance and that the necessary internal control systems are put into place and monitored regularly and rigorously.
Appointments are for an initial 3 year term.
HQP is a small social enterprise concerned with providing value for hospices and as such none of our non-executive Board roles are remunerated.
- hold a recognised CCAB qualification and membership, i.e. ACCA, CIPFA, ICAEW, ICAS or CIMA
- Have held executive level Finance roles for a significant number of years
- Have SME experience preferably in new businesses with rapid compound growth.
- Be able to demonstrate CPD and an awareness of the changing financial and legislative environment impacting on small businesses.
You will be able to connect the business and Board with your networks of potentially useful people and organisations. In some cases, you will be called upon to represent the company externally and will be expected to contribute in between as well as at Board meetings.
The full Board currently meets 6 times per year including an annual partner day & AGM.
For more information and to arrange an informal discussion, please contact us at email@example.com
To apply, please outline your suitability for the role in no more than 600 words and submit by email, also to firstname.lastname@example.org
Interviews will be held in Macclesfield during December and January.