3 Board Trustees (and Vice Chair)

  • Job Reference: 00001101-1
  • Date posted: 4 June 2024
  • Recruiter: St George's Hospital Charity
  • Location: Tooting, London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/benefits: Unpaid Board Roles – travel expenses paid
  • Sector: Children & Young People, Health, Mental Health
  • Job type: Trustee
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job description

St George’s Hospital Charity is a significant and positive force for change within our hospital and community. Thanks to the incredible support we receive from the wider community, we are able to fund a wide range of projects across our hospitals that make a real difference to staff and patients in southwest London.

Main role and purpose of position

St George’s Hospital Charity is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. The Board are the trustees and directors of the charity. The trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, in accordance with the terms of its constitution, legal and regulatory requirements and best practice.

We are looking for 3 trustees, one of whom will also hold the position of Vice Chair:

  1. Fundraising
  2. Clinician
  3. Communications and change management.

Time Commitment :     8 – 12 hours a month

Main duties and responsibilities of all trustees:

  • Collectively oversee the strategic direction of the charity and work towards the achievement of the charity’s vision and mission
  • Ensure that the charity complies with legal, regulatory, and fiduciary responsibilities, in accordance with the terms of its constitution
  • Identify potential development opportunities for the charity, and leverage relationships to facilitate this
  • Protect the property, reputation and resources of the charity through ongoing identification, monitoring and management of risks
  • Advocate for the charity’s commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Encourage teamwork among Board members and create a strong, profitable and fulfilling working relationship with trustees and the Chief Executive
  • Appoint and give support to the Chief Executive of the charity
  • Act in the best interests of the charity at all times and to the benefit of present and future beneficiaries of the charity
  • Make a positive contribution to the charity’s governance, in accordance with the Trustee Code of Conduct and the Board’s Terms of Reference.

Required qualifications and experience:


  • A commitment to the mission, values, and ethos of the charity
  • Knowledge of the voluntary sector
  • Passion for the cause and some form of local or regional community connection
  • Able to demonstrate evidence of effective delivery working as part of a team
  • A strong personal commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Ability to lead through facilitating, enabling, and consensus-building
  • Ability to challenge constructively and supportively
  • Ability to operate strategically, noticing trends, opportunities, and risks.

1. Fundraising trustee:

  • Current or recent professional experience in major donor fundraising and/or strategic partnerships and legacies with companies or other organisations.

 2.  Clinician trustee:


  • Current or recent professional experience working in a hospital environment or in the community as a clinician.


  • Knowledge of the voluntary sector
  • Understanding of the legal duties and responsibilities of being a trustee.

 3.  Communications and change management trustee

  • Current or recent professional experience in change management and/or
  • Experience of strategic and digital communications.

We would like one of the appointed trustees to also hold the role of Vice Chair:


The Vice-Chair supports the Chair of Trustees in leading the board, ensuring that it governs the charity effectively, in service of the charity’s vision and mission. The Vice-Chair helps leads in an inclusive way, supporting the board to work together well, and providing support and challenge to the Chief Executive. The Vice-Chair is also an ambassador for the charity and may deputise for the Chair of Trustees as and when necessary.

Essential requirements for Vice Chair role:

  • Experience of being a trustee
  • A keen sense of strategic purpose
  • An inclusive leadership style: able to inspire and support everyone to participate on an equal footing
  • The ability to listen and engage effectively. You are comfortable with challenge and debate and are able to encourage that in others whilst fostering a collaborative board environment
  • Advocate – be able and willing to champion St George’s Hospital Charity’ work through personal networks, social media, and other channels
  • Be responsive and flexible, able to advise, support or help decision-making.
  • In addition to the above, the Vice-Chair will have the responsibilities and qualities of all trustees.


How to apply

If you would like a call to discuss the role in more detail, please email Lucinda to arrange a convenient time. Having a call of this kind will not influence the success or otherwise of your application.

Please click the 'Apply for this job now' button to see the candidate pack and application requirements.

We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential; please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help with making the application process work for you.

Closing Date:17 June 2024

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