Sep 112013

Claire House Children’s Hospice are looking for a Healthcare Trustee

Claire House Children’s Hospice is at an exciting point in its development. It is looking for a new Trustee to join its professional and forward-thinking board who will help to drive the organisation forwards, striving to achieve its vision to be there for every child with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition, and their families, making sure they can get the very best support when and where they need it.

In 2013-14 Claire House is undertaking a review of its services which will shape the direction of the charity for the future. The organisation is therefore looking to recruit a Trustee with experience of healthcare provision and /or the healthcare economy to help to inform and guide the charity’s future strategy.

The role
Whilst we are a looking for this person to be a Trustee first and foremost, with the ability to operate at a strategic level, they will also bring with them experiences and /or knowledge of providing healthcare for children and young people, preferably including knowledge of children’s palliative care.
They will also have knowledge of the changing healthcare environment and be able to grasp the important strategic issues and challenges which children’s hospices face in providing effective holistic palliative care.
The role will work closely with the Director of Clinical Services, who has responsibility for informing the Board of its strategic options in relation to care related issues at Claire House.

The Time Commitment
Claire House requires its Trustees to represent the organisation at 4 Trustee meetings a year. In the case of this role, it is requested that they are also involved in the off-board Clinical Governance Committee, which again takes place 4 times a year. In addition to this there are ‘away days’ once every 6 months which the Trustees set aside to discuss long term strategic issues outside of the board room.

Wherever possible, these meetings are organised outside of the normal working day to allow Trustees to manage their other priorities effectively.
Individuals interested in these roles should contact David Pastor (CEO) 0151.334.4626 or Jan Sutherland Oakes (Director of Clinical Services) 0151.343.0883 for an informal conversation about the roles in the first instance. The closing date for applications is Monday 30th September 2013, with informal interviews with the Chair and Vice-Chair taking place on the afternoon of Wednesday 30th October.

To apply please click on the "Apply Now" link below. 

Claire House Children’s Hospice

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