The vision of Hospice of the Good Shepherd is ‘Striving for excellence is at the heart of everything we do.’ The Hospice aims to provide the highest quality specialist palliative care to the people of Chester, West Cheshire and Deeside who have a life limiting condition. The Hospice also provides bereavement services across West Cheshire.
Working with our Trustees, staff and stakeholders the Hospice of the Good Shepherd has identified a range of strategic aims and objectives which form part of our vision and philosophy.
We are looking to recruit three new Trustees (x2 Health and Safety experience and x1 Care experience)
Duties of a Trustee Board Member
- ensure that Hospice complies with its governing document (its Articles of Association), Charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
- ensure that Hospice pursues its objects as defined in its governing document
- ensure that the Hospice applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects. For example, it must not spend money on activities which are not included in the objects, however worthwhile they may be
- contribute actively to the board of Trustees by giving firm strategic direction to the Hospice, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets, and evaluating performance against agreed targets
- safeguard the good name and values of Hospice
- ensure the financial stability of the Hospice.
In addition to the above statutory duties, each Trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of Trustees reach sound decisions. This may involve leading discussions, identifying key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, and evaluating or offering advice on other areas in which the Trustee has particular expertise.
Each Trustee must have:
- a commitment to the vision and values of the Hospice
- a willingness to meet the minimum time requirement
- strategic vision
- good, independent judgement
- an ability to think creatively
- a willingness to speak their mind
- an understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of Trusteeship
- an ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to take decisions for the good of the Hospice.