Chair of the Board of Trustees

Post: Chair of the Board of Trustees
Remuneration: This role is unremunerated but will offer candidates the opportunity for professional development.
Period of Office: 3 years with the option of a further 3 years (6 years maximum). Trustees can serve for 3 terms of 3 years (9 years maximum).

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Ashgate Hospicecare as Chair of the Board of Trustees. This role will provide leadership to the Trustees, support to the Chief Executive and ensure that the Board works effectively in partnership with the Chief Executive, the Leadership Team and the Hospice workforce. The Chair will be a spokesperson and ambassador for Ashgate Hospicecare, and for the wider hospice movement.

Ashgate Hospicecare is an independent charity that provides care to patients with a life-limiting illness and their families across North Derbyshire. We make thousands of visits to patients every year in their own homes through our Hospice at Home Team, Palliative Care Specialist Nurse Team, Lymphoedema Team, and Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Teams. We have a Day Hospice for up to 16 patients per day, four days a week, a 21 bed Inpatient Unit providing 24/7 care, and a range of therapy and support services on site. All of our services are provided free of charge to patients and their families

The coming months will be an exciting period as we start talking more and asking more questions about what Ashgate needs to be in the future. We will have those conversations with patients and their loved ones and with the population that we are here to serve. We will have those conversations between ourselves, with volunteers and staff together. And we will have those conversations with other local hospices and with our partners and our commissioners. We will not only be enquiring about what we do, but how we do it.” Barbara-Anne Walker, Chief Executive

For an informal discussion about the post and/or a tour of Ashgate Hospicecare please contact Heidi Golden on 01246 568801 whom can make arrangements for you to have a 1:1 discussion with Barbara-Anne Walker, Chief Executive Officer and Jean Horton, Chair of Trustees.

Closing date:             2nd July 2018
Interview date:             17th July 2018
All shortlisted candidates will also be asked to meet some of Ashgate Hospicecare Trustees on the evening of 16th July 2018.


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