Trustee and Member of the Finance and Business Committee

St Gemma's Hospice


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  • Sector

    Health, Not for Profit

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  • Expiry date

    14 June 2021

  • Client

    St Gemma's Hospice

Ref: GSe73597

Based in Leeds, St Gemma’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care and end of life care for individuals and support to families and carers.  We provide high quality care in our In-Patient Unit, Day Services and in patients’ own homes. As a University Teaching Hospice, our Academic Unit of Palliative Care delivers high quality research, education and teaching. Embedded within the Leeds community and working to our values of Caring, Aspiring and Professional, we pride ourselves on the excellence of our care in all settings. 

We are looking for a new Trustee to join our progressive, professional and collaborative Board to complement and strengthen our existing skills and knowledge. As a Trustee, you will be part of a high-calibre Board whose role it is to work with other Board Members, the Hospice Leadership Team and Staff in delivery of the aims and objectives of the Hospice. Joining our Board will offer you an exciting opportunity to share your skills and make an important contribution to our strategic direction and continuous improvement. In particular, we are looking for a Trustee to take a lead role in Finance and Business planning as a member of the Finance and Business Committee.

We are looking for individuals with an ability to think creatively, with good independent judgement, strategic vision and a commitment to the organisation. Because of their membership of Finance and Business Committee, we are looking for a qualified accountant with demonstrable commercial awareness and knowledge and/or expertise in areas such as financial management, business planning, risk management or governance.

Training will be provided to support your understanding and acceptance of the legal duties and responsibilities of trusteeship.

St Gemma’s is committed to equal opportunities and creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all. We welcome applications regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other protected characteristic. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society as we value the different perspectives this brings.

Further Information

If you are interested in the role and would like to have a confidential conversation, please contact David Heaton or Mark Bate on 0113 205 6094 or at

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
9AM Monday 14th June 2021

Preliminary Interviews
Late June - early July 2021

Final Panel Interviews
Early August 2021

How to apply

To apply for this post, please submit:

  • A comprehensive CV (no more than three sides of A4).
  • A supporting statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification.
  • Details of two referees who we would be able to contact at shortlist stage

Please also ensure that you complete the diversity monitoring questionnaire when you apply. The information that you submit will be treated as confidential and used for statistical purposes only.