Queenscourt Hospice Trustees

We are recruiting to at least 2 Trustee Posts for Queenscourt Hospice

Do you have experience in a clinical role or in the area of retail?

About Us

Queenscourt Hospice is an independent charity that provides free, specialist palliative care for the people of Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. We care for patients with advanced progressive, illnesses, helping them to achieve the best possible quality of life. We help to do this within Queenscourt, through our inpatient unit and day patient services, as well as in the patient’s home through our Queenscourt at Home Service and in partnership with the local hospital.

As we receive less than a fifth of our costs from the NHS and the rest of the money comes from charitable donations, we are utterly reliant on the goodwill and support of the local community. To enable us to raise our profile and much needed funds, we have a small team of fundraisers who organise events; set up individual giving campaigns and work tirelessly to make new links within the community to secure grants and other forms of income.  We also have retail outlets and a lottery which contribute to raising funds to deliver our services.

Along with our team of dedicated staff, we have a huge team of volunteers who give their time and expertise, freely, to support the day to day running of Queenscourt, our Retail subsidiary organisation and our Lottery in a myriad of different ways. Together we make up #teamqueenscourt.

Some of our key volunteers are our Board of Trustees, who act as Trustees of the Charity and Non-Executive Directors of the company. Our Board of Trustees oversee the work of Queenscourt by providing strategic direction, monitoring performance and ensuring that the charity has sufficient funds to deliver its services and honour its promises to the people and organisations who give so generously each year.

Could this be the year you join our Board of Trustees?

About the Role

Trustees have independent control over, and legal responsibility for a charity’s management and administration. Trustees are expected to:

  • Act in the best interests of the charity at all times
  • Act reasonably, lawfully and responsibly in all matters relating to the charity and subsidiary companies
  • Ensure the charity is carrying out its purpose for public benefit through services for patients, families, carers and communities of West Lancashire, Southport and Formby
  • Ensure the charity complies with statutory and legal requirements
  • Manage the charity’s resources responsibly and oversee the financial health and sustainability of the organisation
  • Make decisions in line with good practice and rules set out by the governing document
  • Take reasonable steps to manage risks
  • Provide strategic leadership and oversee governance and organisational performance
  • Enhance the reputation and ethos of the hospice
  • Work closely with the Executive Directors, who carry day-to-day operational responsibility for running the organisation, to fulfil the organisation’s vision

We welcome expressions of interest from all sections of our communities

Welcome From the Chair General Trustee Role

Vacancy Supporting Information

For an informal discussion, please call 01704 544645 and ask for Debbie Pierce- Lawson, Executive Directors and Company Secretary.

If you’re interested in this position and are able to evidence all of the essential criteria, a CV with a covering letter should be sent to recruitment@queenscourt.org.uk by 28th of April 2024.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Southport, Formby, West Lancashire

Voluntary Role

Closing Date:
28 April 2024

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