Job Title: Trustees
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: Voluntary
Reference: J66130
Contact Name: Eleanor Urben
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 05, 2020 16:42

Job Description

About the role

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) Charity are looking for new trustees who will ensure that the interests of the Charity are advanced appropriately and effectively and the organisation is enabled to achieve its stated mission and objectives.

For details about Trustees' duties and responsibilities, please see the candidate pack.

About the RNOH Charity

The RNOH Charity is a vital partner in the way the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) delivers care. Since its inception in 1997, the RNOH Charity has received and administered millions of pounds’ worth of donations, which have funded numerous essential projects around the hospital.

The Charity's main purpose is to raise funds to help the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital provide world-class care for patients with musculoskeletal conditions, and to support the hospital's pioneering work in orthopaedic research and education. It strengthens the vital work of the RNOH on an on-going basis by funding extra services and facilities that are beyond the reach of the hospital’s NHS budget.

The Charity’s main focus over the last three years has been to fund major capital projects which support the redevelopment of the RNOH site in addition to helping the hospital deliver other key services. The Charity’s success is displayed in the new Stanmore Building, the Spinal Cord Injury Centre expansion, the volunteer and buggy service, an equipment library and pioneering research projects. These new facilities and services clearly showcase the significant contribution made by the Charity. During this period, the Charity has awarded grants amounting to over £5 million. In October 2016, the Charity became an independent organisation and subsequently appointed its first ever chief executive precisely two years later, in October 2018. This represented an important step change in the development and enterprise of the Charity.

Person specification

We are interested in hearing from individuals with any relevant experience, although the following skills and experience have been identified as particularly desirable:

  • Finance (Expected to chair the Finance Committee)*
  • Fundraising
  • Digital Marketing
  • Charity Sector Governance

- Trustees must have a strong empathy with the Charity’s vision, mission and values. 

- Trustees must conform to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership. 

- Members of the Board of Trustees are jointly and severally responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the RNOH Charity, its financial health, the probity of its activities and developing the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.

- All Trustees should also be aware of, and understand, their individual and collective responsibilities, and should not be overly reliant on one or more individual trustees in any particular aspect of the governance of the charity.

*Please see Chair of Finance Committee role description and person specification for further details.

Time commitment

  • 4 Board meetings per year normally held at the end of the working day, plus membership of a board sub-committee as requested (4 meetings a year).
  • There will also be a couple of other days including a Trustee Away Day throughout the year.  
  • Trustees’ appointments are for 3 years, with the possibility of being re-appointed for a maximum of 3 terms.

Other information

  • Board meetings take place in Stanmore, London. 
  • The role of Trustee is not accompanied by any financial remuneration, although out-of pocket expenses may be claimed. 

How to apply

Please submit a CV and covering letter via the TrusteeWorks team. In the covering letter please include how your skills and experience match the person specification, why you wish to join the Board and any other relevant details in support of your application. 

 Deadline for applications is 1st May 2020