Trustee (Voluntary position)

Location: Hindley, Wigan

Closing Date: 30th April 2023

About us

Wigan & Leigh Hospice is a well-established charity providing care and support to people who have been diagnosed with a life limiting or terminal illness. Every year we support more than 1200 people through our in-patient unit and in their own homes, providing tailored support to meet their individual needs.

In 2023 we celebrate 40 years of supporting our local community. The services the hospice offers were deemed Outstanding at the last CQC inspection and this is reflected in the love and support we receive from our donors, supporters and volunteers.

Find out more about the hospice

About the role

As an independent charity, Wigan & Leigh Hospice is led by a Board of Trustees which holds ultimate responsibility for the governance of the organisation.

The board currently consists of ten local people who voluntarily give their time on a regular basis to support the hospice. Our trustees are from a wide range of backgrounds including clinical, education, legal, business and accountancy.

The board is responsible for ensuring hospice services are safe, effective and caring and that the hospice is effectively managed. They work with the senior management team to agree the broad strategic aims and direction of the hospice; providing the necessary support and challenge to ensure the hospice continues to deliver its vital community services.

The board also ensure that the hospice values of Compassion, Accessibility, Respect and Excellence are upheld and that the hospice is a good place to work and to volunteer. Hospice trustees also have an ambassadorial role, representing the hospice or attending hospice events when they are able to.

About the person

We are looking to appoint individuals who uphold the hospice values and can add value to our current board. We are keen to recruit individuals with experience in the areas of IT, nursing, legal, business and commissioning.

We are seeking experienced individuals with an empathy for the work of the hospice and its service users.

Time commitment

The board meets quarterly in the early evening, with trustees also contributing to hospice sub-committees. There is also an annual ‘away day’, usually in the Autumn, held at a time to suit board members. Wherever possible we ask trustees to attend meetings in person, but there are opportunities for virtual or hybrid meetings, if required.

How to apply

Applicants should email hr@wlh.org.uk to request an application pack.

The role will be subject to an interview process and the successful candidate will engage in the volunteer induction, mandatory training and appraisal process.

All posts require a Disclosure and Barring Services Check (DBS).

How to apply

Applicants should email hr@wlh.org.uk to request an application pack.

If you would like to have an informal discussion regarding the role with the Chair of Trustees, Sheila Fisher, please contact the HR team on 01942 525566 or at hr@wlh.org.uk providing your mobile number and the best times for Sheila to contact you.

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