Southern Area Hospice Board Recruitment.
Southern Area Hospice Services (SAHS) is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. It is a well-established, respected, award winning, local charity providing a comprehensive range of specialist palliative care services for patients and their families across the Southern Trust. Established in 1989 the SAHS cares for 1000 patients annually. It employs approximately 100 staff and has support from over 400 Volunteers.
Southern Area Hospice Services is at an exciting stage of growth and change as it embarks on a programme of strategic development. In 2019 the Board identified skills that it required and successfully recruited several new Board Members / Trustees. We now wish to add further skills and expertise to the Board, so we are looking for up to 4 enthusiastic and committed Board members to join the current Board of Directors to work collaboratively to deliver its vision. Your work will take forward and drive the strategic vision and mission of the SAHS and in so doing will help to ensure the Hospice’s long-term sustainability.
SAHS are looking people who are committed to their local Hospice and who are willing to contribute their knowledge and skills. We particularly welcome candidates with experience in the following areas:
- Knowledge of health and care services
- Legal expertise
- Revenue generation
- Estates / property management / infrastructure development
- Capital programme management
Please note in addition we may also consider the potential of co-opting members onto the Board Committees to strengthen their collective expertise and functioning.
Role of a Trustee / Company Director
Primarily you will utilise your skills for the furtherance of the Hospice to meet the palliative and end of life care needs of the people living in this area. Trustees / Directors must be team players, working collectively to ensure that the charity is being run effectively and efficiently. The Board must contain people who collectively have the competencies, skills, knowledge, experience, and confidence that will enable the charity to confront and challenge any issues affecting it.
Trustees / Directors are responsible for the oversight of the general control and management of the administration of the charity. They have ultimate responsibility for directing its affairs and ensuring that it is solvent, well-run, and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of the public for which it has been set up. Therefore, as a Trustee/Director you will be using your talents to give back to your local community, by helping patients and families from across the Southern Trust.
The time commitment is approximately on average 6 hours per month. This will include:
- Attending and participating in Board meetings. These are currently held virtually via the Teams platform, but we hope to be able to resume face-to-face meetings when it is possible to do so.
- Attending and participating in at least 1 Committee of the Board.
- Attend the AGMs.
- Attending internal and external events.
- Staying informed and up to date on current matters and challenges across the organisation so you can work collaboratively within the Board to sustain and grow the charity.
Meeting schedules are agreed in advance although they may change to deal with emergent business.
The tenure of a Board member is under review though best practice suggests this should be no longer than 9 years, served in 3 x 3-year periods to enable the Board to continuously check it has all the expertise it needs within its Board.
If you wish to apply, please visit our website VIA CLICKING APPLY NOW and complete and return the short expression of interest in strict confidence to our CEO, Liz Cuddy firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, if you would like further information before applying, please also contact Liz Cuddy, CEO – either by email or by telephone at 028 302 67711.
Please note any details provided to us will be held in strict confidence and will only be used for the purposes of this Board Recruitment process.
Next stages in the Recruitment process:
- Review of expressions of interest received – 30 October 2021.
- ‘Conversations with a purpose’ with Board members and CEO – later in week commencing early November 2021 (may be virtual via Teams).
- List of potential new Board members compiled.
- Further conversation to ensure potential candidates remain interested.
- Validation / References check.
- Nominations to Board – end of November 2021.
In the event of significant expressions of interest being received this timeline may be reviewed. We will, however, keep interested people informed of the process.
Closing date: Friday 29th October at 5:00pm
We look forward to hearing from you.
- Board Member Expression of Interest Form 1.doc