Charity Administration Assistant

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Could you help us continue to provide care and support to patients with a life-limiting illness?

We are looking to welcome new Trustees to our Board who have passion, energy, commitment and vision to help ensure that every person who needs end of life care receives it now and in the future.

Cynthia Spencer Hospice Charity funds hospice care for the South of Northamptonshire. Our aim is to continue to fund care and support to patients with a life-limiting illness and their families, while working with our partners in End-of-Life care to ensure that everyone has a choice in how they are cared for.

Our funding allows Cynthia Spencer Hospice to provide inpatient care, outpatient services, Wellbeing services, Hospice@Home, lymphoedema service and palliative care clinical nurse specialist service.

Joining our board will offer you the opportunity to share your skills/ experience and make a difference to patients and their families now and in the future.

We are seeking individuals to support the charity who have one or more of the following specific skills:

  • Clinical Services: experience with end-of-life care would be particularly welcomed.
  • Retail: experience with online retail
  • Marketing and communication
  • Human Resources

About the board of Trustees

The purpose of the board is to ensure that we are effective in working towards the Strategic Objectives of Cynthia Spencer Hospice Charity, ensuring we can continue to care and support, and work towards a system that ensures all patients have a choice.

As a board member you will contribute to determining strategy and setting goals, together with reviewing the outcomes and will be involved in all aspects of strategic activity. You will need to demonstrate a genuine interest in the organisation, and a commitment to team-working, equality and diversity and understanding the local community we serve.

We are looking for the best people to help us provide support to our patients and their families. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the community we support, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. 

Diversity is something we celebrate, and we want you to be able to bring your authentic self to Cynthia Spencer Hospice Charity. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us continue to provide care, support and choice for those with life-limiting illnesses.

You do not need to have previous board or Trustee experience, more important is having shared values, and transferable skills and a committed approach to support the Hospice.   You’ll discover opportunities to develop, along with challenges and a shared purpose that will bring the best out in you.

Successful candidates will be offered a full induction, ongoing support and mentorship.

The role

Position:               Trustee

Salary:                   This is a voluntary position (no remuneration will be paid)

Hours:                   11 Board meetings each year – start time 4:45

Approximately two days per month time commitment although this varies depending upon the Trustee’s particular area of interest.

Location:              Flexible. Meetings will normally be held at our Moulton Park office, at the hospice or remotely via zoom.

Typical Tasks:       Attending events, meetings, and conferences on behalf of the charity.

Contributing specific skills, knowledge, or experience to help the board of Trustees reach sound decisions.

Developing the charity’s future strategy, ensuring the effective and efficient administration and stewardship of the charity, including its financial stability.

Would you like to find out more?

If you’re interested in finding out more, please download our Trustee Recruitment Pack by clicking the button below:

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The closing date for applications is 8 November 2021 and interviews will be taking place week commencing 29 November 2021

If you believe you have the expertise to meet the challenges of this fulfilling role, please write, enclosing a CV and covering letter to: Alison Gee, Cynthia Spencer Hospice Charity, Pondwood House, Pondwood Close, Moulton Park, Northampton, NN3 6RT or by email


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