Trustee

St Luke's Hospice

Name: Trustee
Organisation: St Luke's Hospice
Location: St Lukes Hospice, Turnchapel, Plymouth, Devon, PL9 9XA
Type: Part Time
The full board meets 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.

Description

(18+) 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, ensuring that it has the resources to carry out its work and that it does so in accordance with its legal constitution.

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 meets 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.

• Senior Clinical Role.
• Community Development.
• Service Development and Improvement.
• Health and Social Care Sector.
• Clinical Governance

We are particularly keen to achieve a more diverse Board of Trustees and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community.
For an informal discussion about the role of Trustee, contact Sally Taylor, Chief Executive, on 01752 401172 or Stuart Elford, Chair, on 07796 957677.

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Organisation Description

St Luke's provides specialist palliative care for patients with progressive incurable life-limiting illness who have complex symptoms and psychosocial needs requiring the input of a multiprofessional palliative care team. Inpatient care at the hospice may be offered to those who have needs that at the present time require assessment, treatment and monitoring as an inpatient. Care is offered not on the basis of specific diagnosis (e.g. cancer), but on the basis of specialist needs.

The Hospice also provides terminal care, i.e. care for those in the last days of life, when such care cannot be adequately provided in a community setting (home or Nursing Home).


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Cause / Interests

  • Health and Hospital and Hospices

Types of Activity

  • Trusteeship and Committee Work

Skills and Qualifications

Requirements

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.

• Senior Clinical Role.
• Community Development.
• Service Development and Improvement.
• Health and Social Care Sector.
• Clinical Governance


Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Expenses: Travel
Restrictions: NA
Induction: Yes
Insurance Cover: Yes
Special Needs: Yes
Offer: Support
Training: Yes
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, Information Day, Interview, References