Make a difference today and join hospice’s board

We are looking for Trustees who can make a real difference to our community and play a rewarding role in the leadership of Primrose Hospice and Family Support Centre. Could this be you?

Primrose Hospice and Family Support Centre is a highly regarded local charity serving the people of North East Worcestershire. We support people at end of life and families impacted by bereavement. We are predominantly self-funding, raising most of our £1.95 million operating costs every year.

We warmly welcome and encourage applications that add to the collective professional and personal life experiences of the Board, ensuring it reflects the vibrancy and diversity of the people and communities it serves, to better support them and deliver the right services.  Becoming a Trustee is a very rewarding role, and this is a significant opportunity to make a difference to a highly regarded charity.

Rod Laight, Chair of Trustee Board, said “It is very rewarding to work with the wonderful team at Primrose Hospice and Family Support Centre. As a trustee it’s a privilege to be part of this great local organisation and have a say in how it is run and develops. For me it’s about giving back to a wonderful charity that has supported many people I have known over the years.”

The most important role of the Board is to lead the Hospice. The Board is concerned with direction, policy, performance, and strategy. The management of the Hospice is delegated to paid professional staff who report progress back through Committees to the Board.

Trustees are expected to commit to four Board meetings and an AGM per year held in the evening, together with supporting at least one committee. The total commitment is around 9 formal meetings per year plus an opportunity to contribute to the charity in other ways such as supporting individuals or teams with guidance, challenge and expertise. The collective decisions you make, as part of a dedicated and passionate trustee board, will help shape the sustainability and future of Primrose Hospice and Family Support Centre.

We have identified skills gaps on our board in the following areas:

  • Legal or Governance
  • Clinical Services, Care and NHS Services
  • Social Care, Family Support and Counselling
  • Complementary Therapy and Wellbeing
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Children’s and Young Adults’ Services

Experience in these areas would be particularly welcome.

This is a voluntary, unpaid, position but reasonable travel expenses will be paid, and we will undertake an enhanced DBS check as part of the application process.

Applications are via expression of interest to David Burrell, Chief Executive Officer or informal discussion are also welcome if you need further information.

Find out more about the care and support we provide here.