Board Member/Trustee

Location UK / Newry

Job Type Volunteer

Salary See description

Updated 1 week ago

Reference 1404765

 Job Description

SAHS is at an exciting stage of growth and change as it embarks on a programme of strategic development. It wishes to recruit new, enthusiastic and committed Board Members/Trustees to join its current Board of Directors to work collaboratively to deliver its vision.

Role of a Trustee / Company Director

Primarily you will utilise your skills for the furtherance of the Hospice to meet the palliative

and end of life care needs of the people living in this area. Trustees / Directors must be team players, working collectively to ensure that the charity is being run effectively and

efficiently. The Board must contain people who collectively have the competencies, skills, knowledge, experience and confidence that will enable the charity to confront and challenge any issues affecting it.

Trustees / Directors are responsible for the oversight of the general control and

management of the administration of the charity. They have ultimate responsibility for directing its affairs and ensuring that it is solvent, well-run, and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of the public for which it has been set up. Therefore as a Trustee/Director you will be using your talents to give back to your local community, by helping patients and families from across the Southern Trust.


The time commitment is approximately on average 6 hours per month. This will include:

Attending and participating in Board meetings;

Attending and participating in at least 1 Committee of the Board; Attend the AGMs;

Attending internal and external events;

Staying informed and up to date on current matters and challenges across the organisation so you can work collaboratively within the Board to sustain and grow the charity.

Meeting schedules are agreed in advance although they may change to deal with emergent


The tenure of a Board member is under review though best practice suggests this should be

no longer than 9 years , served in 3 x 3 year periods to enable the Board to continuously check it has all the expertise it needs within its Board.