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What could you bring to the role of a Trustee?

Type: Governance/Leadership

Location: All of Plymouth


(Unpaid – out of pocket expenses reimbursed)

St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth provides specialist palliative care to people with life threatening illnesses and support to their families and carers, in partnership with others. The care is not just medical and nursing but incorporates emotional, social and spiritual support as well.

We wish to recruit new members to join our twelve strong governing body, the Board of Trustees. Trustees are responsible for leading the strategic direction of the charity. The role is primarily governance as the Senior Management team are responsible for the operational matters.

The successful candidates are likely to have experience of contributing to board or committee meetings and able to make a commitment to St Luke’s and devote the necessary time. The full board meet six times a year, usually in the evening between 6.00pm -9.00pm.

Board members are also expected to become part of a board committee and/or a hospice operational group, who usually meet every month for approximately 2 hours.

You will have strategic but sensitive leadership and authority, with the ability to innovate, to challenge assumptions and to contribute your views and experience. Ideally, the new Trustee will also have skills and experience in one or more of the following areas.

• Financial Management and Planning
• Commercial Business
• Marketing and/or Income Generation
• Human Resources
• Clinical Governance

We are particularly keen to achieve a more diverse Board of Trustees and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

If you have the motivation and experience to help us make a difference to people’s lives, please send a brief overview outlining your interests and experience to Christina Quinn, Chair, St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth,

For an informal discussion about the role of Trustee, contact Steve Statham, Chief Executive, on 01752 401172 or Christina Quinn, Chair, on 07813 596652

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Reg Charity No: 280681
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