St Clare Hospice seeks trustee with finance specialism

Charity / Fri 15th Jul 2022 am31 06:12am

LOCAL charity, St Clare Hospice have recently revealed an ambitious new strategy, which sets out plans for delivering outstanding hospice care for the next 20 years to the communities of West Essex and the East Herts borders. As part of this, the Hospice is searching for a trustee with strategic financial experience to join the Board.

Sarah Thompson, St Clare Hospice CEO said, “We are seeking someone with senior strategic financial experience, preferably a highly experienced accountant, and although experience of charity accounting is desirable, it is not essential.

“We are in good financial health thanks to the incredible support of our local community and the prudent activity of our senior leadership team. We are looking for someone who is able to contribute to our Board with a good understanding of how we can best use our resources for delivery of outstanding patient care services as well as sustaining our services for the future.

“As an organisation we are committed to having a hospice team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities and that reflects the communities we serve. We are particularly keen to encourage BAME, disabled and LGBTQ+ applicants and value the positive impact that difference has on our hospice and thinking.”

Sarah added, “All our many services are delivered free of charge to those who need them, however it costs around £5 million a year to run the hospice each year. With limited NHS funding, we need to fundraise the majority of this income each year through donations and other voluntary sources.

“Last year St Clare Hospice cared for 1,409 people, with many people dipping in and out of our services. 201 of those people were cared for at the Hospice’s Inpatient Unit, however the vast majority of care is delivered out in the community, in peoples own homes and through the St Clare Hospice Wellbeing Hub and specialist clinics. The new trustee will be instrumental in ensuring we not only continue this level of both inpatient and community specialist care, but expand our services to meet the increasing need of the population.”

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Sarah Thompson, CEO of St Clare Hospice via [email protected] or 01279 773776.

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