Trustee - Finance | St Clare Hospice

Job Title: Trustee - Finance | St Clare Hospice
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Essex
Salary: Unremunerated with reasonable expenses
Reference: St Clare
Contact Name: Phil Southern
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 02, 2020 14:57

Job Description

About the role

St Clare Hospice is a highly regarded independent charity providing comprehensive end-of-life healthcare for the West Essex and East Hertfordshire community. Building on the foundations of more than 25 years’ work, we support and care for people with terminal or life-limiting illnesses and their families and carers.

Our core services include an 8-bed in-patient facility, Hospice at Home, and a range of day services, therapies, support and information for patients and their families. We also run a children’s bereavement service, and launched a Compassionate Neighbours project in early 2018: a volunteer-led programme aimed at reducing social isolation for end-of-life people in their own homes.

We are a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee, receiving around 40% of funding from the NHS. We rely on the generosity of our local community to fund the remaining 60% of our costs. This comes from many people, events, local businesses, trusts, schools, community groups, our shops, our lottery and gifts in Wills.

The Hospice is now entering the second year of a three-year strategic plan that aims to meet the needs of more people in the local area. The strategy places more focus on community outreach and effective collaboration with local health and voluntary sector organisations. We are now looking to augment and diversify our board with one additional trustee – a strategic finance professional.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for an experienced strategic finance professional, ideally with some experience of charity financial accounting. In addition to your strategic experience, you will bring experience of leadership and governance within an organisation with service delivery at its heart. This role will offer both challenge and support to the executive team as a ‘critical friend’.

As important as your experience are your values, which need to be aligned to our own: focusing on care, teamwork, quality and integrity.

For more information and to apply for this role, please visit the job page:

For a confidential discussion please contact our consultant at Peridot Partners:

Phil Southern | 07702 678653 |

Closing date: 9am, Monday 11th January 2021