Trustee with senior fundraising experience

  • Job Reference: 00000525-1
  • Date posted: 23 December 2021
  • Recruiter: St George's Hospital Charity
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/benefits: Paid expenses
  • Sector: Health
  • Job type: Trustee
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job description

Would you like the opportunity to join the Board of St George’s Hospital Charity and support us in delivering our vision of ensuring better care and healthier lives within our local communities?

This is an unpaid trustee role, expenses can be claimed.

Background

St George’s Hospital Charity supports St George’s in Tooting and Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton and the communities they serve. St George’s is both the local hospital for 1.3 million people and provides a very wide range of specialist services for 3.5 million people across South London, Surrey and Sussex. It is one of four trauma centres in London, a major children’s hospital and a leading centre for neurosciences, cancer and heart conditions.

Last year was dominated by COVID-19. The outpouring of support for the hospital and its staff from the community was tremendous. The charity raised a record £3.8 million and gave over £3.1 million in grants. We created five wellbeing hubs, distributed over 150 iPads for patients in intensive care and 16,000 care packages for staff as well as fast tracking essential medical equipment.

We are now beginning to look beyond Covid and have just launched a hugely ambitious Children’s Appeal aiming to raise £5m in four years. The appeal will allow the expansion of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (which does not have the space to treat all those who need its care) and the refurbishment of the existing children’s wards. Supporting children across the south of England - our future - is an overwhelmingly good cause and we believe eminently achievable.

Trustee opportunity

We are looking for a Trustee with proven fundraising experience to play a key role in achieving this exciting appeal - working with the Board of Trustees, the charity staff, the hospital and its outstanding clinicians and the wider community. Using the Appeal as our core focus for income generation, the charity is actively looking to diversify the way it raises income and ensure that we can develop a more sustainable fundraising base well into the future.

We want to be more diverse as a Board and more representative of the communities served by the hospital. We would therefore particularly welcome and encourage applications from under-represented groups, particularly people from Black and Asian communities, but also a broad age-range and people living with disabilities. As with our current Trustees, our preference is for those who live in the area served by the hospitals or who have some connection with them.

This is an exciting time to become a Trustee at St George’s Hospital Charity. If you feel you have the passion and the ability to contribute, we very much look forward to hearing from you.

 

How to apply 

Eastside Primetimers is supporting us in recruiting for this role. Please download the candidate information pack for further information before you apply. Application is by CV and a covering letter which should indicate why you are interested in applying for a Trustee role and how you meet the role requirements. Please send click the 'Apply for this job now' button to submit these documents. If you would like a call to discuss the role in more detail, please email Lucinda Shaw to arrange a convenient time.

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.

The closing date for applications is Fri 28th January with shortlisting interviews taking place the week after.  Interviews with St George’s will be held in the week commencing 7th February.

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