Queenscourt Hospice Trustees
Queenscourt Hospice will be celebrating 30 years in service in 2021. We are 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, Retail outlets and Lottery in a myriad of different ways. Together we make up #teamqueenscourt.
As a registered charity, Queenscourt is governed by a Board of Trustees that oversees the work of hospice care 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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Midnight Sunday 29th January 2022.
For more information about the role or for an informal discussion, please call 01704 544645 and ask for Louise Charnock or Debbie Lawson, Executive Directors.
Southport, Formby, West Lancashire
29 January 2023