Trustee - Future Care Capital

Job Title: Trustee - Future Care Capital
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: London
Salary: Voluntary
Contact Name: Ian Joseph
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Job Published: May 27, 2021 06:47

Job Description

We continue to make an impact through our research and partnerships. In recent times we have influenced the debate around the value of health and care data, and the importance of technology in the future of health and care.

Who we are

Future Care Capital (FCC) is a 70-year old charity with HM the Queen as Royal Patron. Our vision is to see all those in receipt of care benefit from a functioning fit for purpose health and care system. In that respect, we focus on three key areas of action. We work with and influence policy-makers through our FCC proprietary research. We work with and support health and care practitioners, bringing together FCC’s and others’ research through projects and initiatives in order to create a debate. We also ‘put our money where our mouth is’ by investing and partnering for social impact.

Being a Trustee of Future Care Capital will require you to:

1. Work with fellow Trustees to shape, drive and monitor the charity’s strategy.

2. Prepare for and participate fully in board meetings.

3. Act reasonably in decision making and leadership of the organisation.

4. Ensure the proper management and administration of the charity.

5. Use any specific skills, knowledge or experience you have to help the Board of Trustees reach quick and sound decision by leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, or other issues in which the Trustee has special expertise.

6. Promote the work of the charity externally.

7. Participate in Sub-Committees.

8. Manage risks with a considered, proportionate, and balanced approach.

9. Support the charity’s Chief Executive.

The statutory duties of a Trustee:

Trustees are responsible for the work that the charity does and how it does it. Trustees have a number of statutory duties, which are:

1. To ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.

2. To ensure that the organisation pursues its objects as defined in its governing document.

3. To ensure the organisation uses its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects for the benefit of the public.

4. To contribute actively to the Board of Trustees' role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.

5. To safeguard the good name and values of the organisation.

6. To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation including having appropriate policies and procedures in place.

7. To ensure the financial stability of the organisation.

8. To protect and manage the assets of the charity and to ensure the proper investment of the charity's funds.

9. To follow proper and formal arrangements for the appointment, supervision, support, appraisal, and remuneration of the Chief Executive.

Person Specification

Future Care Capital seeks to appoint a Trustee who will chair the Audit & Risk Committee:


1. Is committed to the organisation and has sufficient time and willingness to contribute effectively to board proceedings.

2. Is a qualified accountant with experience of charity finances

3. Has experience and an understanding of strategy development.

4. Has a commercial mindset.

5. Is able to work effectively as a member of a team.

6. Is willing to speak up and can remain independent of any influence from another organisation or individual.

7. Has an excellent level of understanding of legal, financial, audit and other regulatory requirements of board level governance.

8. Is able to make quick and sound decisions based on an analysis of information presented to them.

9. Has a passion for the work FCC is doing and its beneficiaries.

10. Can manage risks with a balanced and informed approach.

11. Is committed to the Nolan principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

The skills that are of particular interest for the current Trustee vacancies are specified below.


To have strong skills, experience or knowledge in at least one of the following areas:

1. Experience at a national level developing or influencing health and care policy.

2. Understanding of finance and risk management from a commercial perspective.

3. Direct experience of health and care delivery, in a formal care setting or direct primary/acute care experience.

4. Influencing and stakeholder management, establishing a broader network of contacts at a senior level across all sectors.

5. Marketing experience, understanding of brand management and development and strategic knowledge of increasing an organisations external reach across all channels.

Board structure:

Currently, FCC is governed by a board of eight Trustees which will increase to nine following the conclusion of this recruitment process.

Chairman of the Board of Trustees: Andrew Whelan

Vice Chairman: Julian Chislett

There are three active Sub-Committees for which the membership is drawn from the Board. The three active committees are:

1. Risk and Audit Committee: Oversees risk, internal controls and compliance, ensuring FCC’s financial health and viability, and that major risks are identified and effectively managed.

2. General Purposes Committee: Oversees the development of policy and advocacy, how FCC can effectively influence policy makers, new projects and pilots, review of proposals for revenue generation by the charity, for example consulting, bids and similar activities. The committee will also consider the development of internal standard HR policies and associated protocols.

3. Remuneration Committee: Oversees that remuneration and all employment benefit arrangements support the strategic and charitable aims of FCC and contribute to the recruitment, motivation and retention of all employees while complying with the requirements of current legislation and regulation.

Trustees will also have a role in the governance arrangements of the Innovation Fund once the investment vehicle is formally established.


1. Board meetings are held six times a year. In addition, the two Board Sub-Committees meet three times a year, the Remuneration Committee meets up to two times per year and there is a Board strategy day. There may be extraordinary Sub-Committee meetings set up during the year that meet remotely or physically depending on the circumstances and business that requires attention outside the normal Board calendar. Meetings normally take place in FCC’s London office.

2. Outside of the Board and Sub-Committee meetings, senior members of the executive team may seek to consult with Trustees on subjects and there will be opportunities to attend events and policy paper launches on certain occasions. The Chairman of the Board also appoints Trustees to be responsible for specific business in line with their skills and experience. It is expected that Trustees will involve themselves proactively in the business of the charity outside of formal interactions.

3. Trustees are appointed for a four-year term and can serve a maximum of two terms (maximum of eight years).

4. The role is unpaid, however reasonable expenses are paid in line with FCC’s expenses policy.

Closing date for applications: June 14th, 2021