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Tynedale Hospice at Home seeks new Trustees to join its Board

ByCharley Williams

Jan 28, 2017

Tynedale Hospice at Home is looking for people who are passionate about making a difference in their community to join its Board of Trustees.

Tynedale Hospice at Home is a Northumberland-based charity providing nursing care in the home, Hospital Transport and Family Support Services to people living in the areas of West Northumberland, Tynedale and Ponteland.

It serves a community of around 70,000 people across 800 square miles of rural Northumberland.   Recent significant achievements include a Good rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), a move to new premises and partnership working with other hospices in the area.

Anne Francis, Chair of the Board of Trustees, said: “This really is an exciting time be joining the Board.  We have seen some significant achievements over the last year, including a positive CQC rating, and a move to new offices.  We also have a new five year strategy that will seek to develop our services.

“We would love to hear from people who can support and enhance the skill set of our current Board and help drive our strategy forward.  In particular, we are looking for energetic, talented and committed people with excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, who are used to being in a people-focused environment, and who can formulate and implement strategy.

“There is training and development available to support you in the role and the opportunity to work with a fantastic team of staff and volunteers who have the caring ethos of the Hospice at its heart, all working to support much needed services in the local area.”

The Hospice is keen to attract interest from people with relevant senior experience and expertise in the following areas.

  • Clinical, medical, social care practitioners and/or Medical Administration/Management
  • Income Generation/Fundraising
  • Retail /Business Management
  • Governance, Accountancy, HR or Law

The role is voluntary and Board meetings take place six times a year.  Away-days will be held for strategic planning.  Board members are expected to attend the Hospice’s AGM and to serve on one or more sub-committees and to take part in Hospice-wide initiatives or Working Groups held by stakeholders from time to time.

To request an application pack or if you would like to speak to the Chair in more detail about what is involved,  please contact Charlotte Greenwood, Tynedale Hospice at Home, in the first instance,  by calling 01434 600 388 or email charlotte@tynedalehospice.com.

Alternatively to download an application pack visit www.tynedalehospice.com.

The deadline for applications is Monday, 6 February 2017.