Director (Trustee)

Manchester, Greater Manchester
01 Aug 2017
01 Sep 2017
Contract Type


Director (Trustee)


St Ann’s Hospice in Manchester provides care and support to people living with or affected by life-limiting illnesses. Care is provided on three sites and in people’s homes, working in partnership with acute hospitals, clinical commissioning groups, community services and voluntary organisations. St Ann’s Hospice was founded in 1971 and is one of the oldest hospices in the country.

We are aiming to recruit a qualified accountant to the Board of Directors. They should hold a CCAB qualification and have experience at working at senior or board level. The Director should live within the Greater Manchester or Cheshire areas. They should have specific experience of strategic financial management and budget setting in a large organisation. Experience either in the commercial or public sector will be considered. 

The primary responsibility of Directors is to provide the Hospice with strategic leadership and maintain good governance to ensure it is well managed and administered, and resources are used appropriately. Directors attend and contribute to the main Board meetings held five times a year. In addition, there is Director representation on Hospice committees, e.g. Finance Committee. The Directors have an ambassadorial role at fundraising events.

Directors must be able to demonstrate a range of competencies at a senior management or board level and specifically:

•A commitment to the Hospice and its objectives.

•An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties and liabilities of being a trustee.

•A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to their duties as a trustee.

•Ability to think and apply knowledge strategically.

•Ability to analyse and evaluate management information.

•Ability to influence and engage.

•A willing to express their own opinion in a reasoned way, while also listening to the views of others.

•Ability to challenge constructively and ask questions appropriately.

•An ability to work effectively as a member of a team.

Further information, is available on our website Please provide a CV and covering letter setting out how you meet the requirements above. Applications must be returned to the HR Department at   

The closing date for applications is 3 September 2017.

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