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Social Care – Trustee for the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice

Location: Barnet - Greater London

Date Posted: 02/07/2019

Closing Date: 30/09/2019

Job Description

Seeking a Trustee to support Noah’s Ark as it moves towards developing end of life and step-down care as well as emergency residential support in its new building while maintaining and improving its highly valued home support service.

What will you be doing?

You will be working alongside senior staff and four other Trustees (a nurse and three paediatricians) on the Care and Clinical Governance sub-committee, helping to oversee the work of the Care Team, in particular the social care branch – Family Link, Family Activities, Family Support Volunteers and therapists.  You will be able to suggest ideas for future development.  You will need to attend 5 Board meetings a year and Away Days, ad hoc meetings and some family events.

If you are interested in this role, please send your CV and a comprehensive covering letter, outlining why you wish to be a trustee of Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice and details of how you meet the requirements of the role as outlined in the Role Profile.

As a Trustee you will ensure that NACH complies with the Governing Document and other laws and guidance.  You will share in the oversight of policies and clinical governance relating to the provision of care.  With Trustee colleagues you will ensure that proper financial records are kept and annual accounts prepared. The full Trustee role description can be seen below.

What are we looking for?

You will be a professional with a social care qualification and experience of working with disabled/sick children and their families in their own homes. You will ideally have had experience of management.  You will have a high level of confidence and a willingness to speak out, challenge assumptions and advocate for the needs of children and their families in guiding the Charity in its approach.  You will have had experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team and a good understanding and experience of Safeguarding.

We would like to hear from individuals that can add new experiences and perspectives to our existing Board and enhance the current diversity of our work. It is essential that you are able and willing to commit time and effort to attend Board meetings and sub committees and to make skills and experience available to senior staff between meetings.

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