Could you provide the leadership for St Michael’s Hospice?

Could you provide leadership for St Michael’s Hospice, be its ambassador and its public face?

If the answer is yes then you might want to apply to be the Hospice’s next Chair. It’s a non-executive, volunteer role that has a key role across the organisation and its services.

The Chair and the board hold the CEO to account for the charity’s purpose, values and strategic priorities. They will provide collaborative leadership of the board of trustees, ensuring each trustee fulfils their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the charity. 

The Chair will also support – and where appropriate challenge – the Chief Executive on the performance of the leadership team. He or she will also ensure that the board functions as a unit and works closely with the leadership team to ensure the charity achieves agreed objectives. The Chair will act as an ambassador and the public face of the charity in partnership with the Chief Executive. The Chair is expected to meet regularly with the Chief Executive and also represent the charity at various events and meetings with key stakeholders.

Irene Dibben, Outgoing Chair of Board of Trustees.

Irene Dibben, Outgoing Chair of Board of Trustees says: “I’ve really enjoyed meeting a wide variety of people; patients, supporters, organisations and seeing the warmth and love we inspire.

“I didn’t know much about the clinical side of palliative care and seeing how we support families as well as the patient has been inspirational. The Hospice is embedded within the Hastings and Rother community and it has been a privilege to be its Chair. I look forward to the future of the Hospice and its new Chair.”

The Chair is not remunerated as it is a volunteer role. On average the role occupies one day a week in a cumulative sense although the Chair has to be flexible about timing and availability.

Applications are invited from across Hastings and Rother. The Hospice is also committed to increasing the diversity of its Trustees and welcomes applications from under-represented groups who could help inform and develop all areas of its work.

To arrange an informal discussion please contact Karen Mason, PA to Chief Executive on 01424 456367. The deadline for applications will be Friday July 24th 2020.

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