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Job Description

You will join a small and active trustee Board supporting the effective delivery of HealthProm’s current programmes and guiding its future strategy and direction, with a specific focus on business connections to support income generation and fundraising.

Time commitment

You will prepare for and participate in HealthProm Board meetings in person or by skype (currently four per annum, each lasting three hours and held in London). Some trustees also sit on financial and fundraising sub-committees of the Board. In particular cases trustees may also share their expertise,  working directly with staff on specific issues.

HealthProm trustee appointments are unpaid but travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Key Responsibilities

  •  To take part in formulating and regularly reviewing the strategic aims of HealthProm, and evaluating performance against agreed targets
  • To advise on appropriate fundraising strategies and initiatives to ensure HealthProm can deliver on its plans.
  • To ensure that the policy and practices of HealthProm are in keeping with its objectives and its memorandum and articles of association (and any variations thereto) and that these are carried out by management.
  • To ensure compliance of HealthProm with statutory and legal requirements
  • To ensure that HealthProm functions within the legal and financial requirements of the Charities Commission and Companies House and strives to achieve best practice
  • To ensure that the income of HealthProm is spent solely for the purposes as laid out in its objectives
  • To act in the best interest of HealthProm at all times

Main duties

  • To assist the Chair as an active member of the Trustee Board in exercising its responsibilities and functions
  • To participate in meetings of Trustees, whether Board or committee meetings and in other exchanges as needed, ensuring HealthProm’s policies and concerns are reflected in their deliberations
  • To be familiar with the operations of HealthProm to ensure that a critical and informed view can be maintained, and participating in appropriate training sessions.
  • To contribute business experience and contacts to support HealthProm.
  • To promote HealthProm to businesses and potential supporters

Person specification

You should be able to demonstrate and provide evidence of the following criteria within your written application. We are keen to ensure diversity on the Board. 

The successful candidates will be able to give evidence of:

  • An understanding of, empathy with, and commitment to HealthProm’s vision, mission and values. 
  • Experience and expertise in sales, business development and corporate support for social programmes.
  • Knowledge of the region in which HealthProm operates.
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship and an understanding of the respective roles of the Chair, Trustees and Director of Operations
  • Ability to work effectively as a collegiate member of a board while contributing an independent perspective
  • Some experience of board or committee membership in a charitable, public sector or commercial organisation
  • Links to a network of current and relevant contacts

You should also be able to demonstrate:

  1. An understanding of and commitment to, the values of accountability, probity and openness.
  2. An ability to process detail and get to the heart of an issue.
  3. Confident and effective communication skills with a range of audiences and ability to act as an ambassador for the organisation.
  4. A willingness to devote the time and effort required to effectively discharge the duties of this role.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please provide the following:

  • a supporting statement, explaining how you believe your skills and experience match the requirements of the role, directly addressing the person specification,
  • a short introductory statement demonstrating your motivation for this role,
  • a comprehensive CV including details of your achievements in each role, and including details of two referees.