Sep 252017
 

Treasurer Trustee - The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare

This is an opportunity to join the board of Trustees at The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare as our new Treasurer, contributing to good governance, development and smooth running of the charity.

We are looking for someone who can contribute to good governance of The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare’s finances, as well as to strengthening and upholding the vision, goals and values of The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare.

The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare board of trustees is a friendly, collaborative and effective group. The board is keen to signal that the role of The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare Treasurer is not onerous, and that whilst we are bound to have a named Treasurer on the board of Trustees and for that individual to be responsible in name for certain activities, this new role is for a fellow Trustee. The board shares financial discussions and responsibilities in a spirit of collaboration and mutually supportive decision-making and is ably supported by a dedicated member of staff with financial responsibility who is also the Company Secretary.

Role summary

  • Job title: The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare Treasurer Trustee (unpaid voluntary position)
  • Organisation: The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare registered charity (number 1143189)

Commitments:

Attendance at four quarterly Trustee board meetings, usually a Thursday morning, 2 hours each, held at The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare’s office in the Summertown area of Oxford; our December meeting includes the opportunity to meet informally with staff.

Occasional support for The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare’s Company Secretary with annual reporting or funder audits, and scrutiny and sign-off of The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare’s annual accounts.

Occasional availability to sign papers and larger cheques, advise on finance-related decisions and report to Trustees.

Attendance at The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare’s AGM (immediately following the December board of trustees meeting) to report to The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare’s members.

Closing date: 10am, Monday 27th November 2017

Website: www.sustainablehealthcare.org.uk

Contact: Rachel Stancliffe, Chief Executive, rachel.stancliffe@sustainablehealthcare.org.uk, who is happy to have an informal conversation with prospective applicants.

Equal opportunities: The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare is an equal opportunities organisation, and would positively welcome applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds, whether by age, gender, race, religion, economic background, physical ability, life experience, sexual orientation or other indication from the vast spectrum of human diversity.

If as a Trustee you can help us develop our positive approach to such considerations, all the better.

About The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare

The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare is well known for its work on sustainable healthcare in research and practice. We provide strategic input and consultancy to national and local programmes.

Our Sustainable Specialties Programme is designed to mainstream sustainability within clinical areas so that it is integral to the planning of health systems and the practice of healthcare professionals. This is supported by our work in medical education and in carbon modelling of clinical care.

Our greenspace projects, especially our NHS Forest, assist organisations to improve their natural environment and reconnect their staff, patients and the wider community with their local greenspace to benefit their health.

The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare’s board of Trustees

The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare’s board of Trustees is the accountable body for sound financial and organisational management of the charity, working closely with the Chief Executive and staff – most of whom have worked for The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare over a long period and have established robust systems for monitoring and reporting on income and expenditure.

What we are looking for

We are looking for a well-organised, experienced person with expertise relevant to fulfilling the role of a Treasurer with The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare’s board of Trustees. Ideally, the successful candidate will also be willing to work flexibly and collaboratively. Ideally, they will have a personal interest in sustainable healthcare, a commitment to friendly and collaborative working, and a sympathy with the campaign sector. This is an unpaid voluntary role, and we would hope for a commitment to serve as Treasurer for at least three years following co-option and then election, with the possibility of future renewal by mutual agreement and re-election.

A shorter trial period can also be arranged if preferred.

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