Alder Hey Children’s Charity raises vital funds to help make Alder Hey Children's Hospital a truly world-class, patient-friendly hospital for the 330,000 patients and families we care for every year.
The charity helps to fund a range of activities and projects that are designed to enhance and improve the lives of our amazing young patients. This includes the funding of specialist medical equipment to ensure our brilliant surgeons and clinical staff have the most up to date and cutting edge technology available and funding hi-tech distraction equipment designed and proven to reduce pain and anxiety in our patients. We also fund a range of programmes and special projects such as our ward musicians, our on-site magician and the play specialists we have on every ward.
In Spring 2020 we launched our £3m Children's Mental Health Appeal. Our 7 in 10 Appeal highlights that 70% of young people with a mental health condition are currently missing out on vital mental health interventions at a sufficiently early age. The Appeal is aiming to raise vital funds to enhance inpatient and community mental health services at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, enabling more children to access the treatment they need at the time they need it, an already vitally needed service which is seeing increasing demand due to the impact of Covid-19.
About this role:
This is a new and exciting role within the organisation, calling for a high calibre person who can provide administrative, HR and practical support to the Chief Executive, Director of Finance & Operations and Board of Trustees
Duties will be wide and varied, ranging from governance and committee servicing, to diary management, to HR support within the Charity.
Key Responsibilities will include:
Executive Support to the Chief Executive and Director of Finance & Operations
Provide administrative support to the Chief Executive and Director of Finance & Operations, including complex diary management.
To support the Director of Finance & Operations with the role of Company Secretary to the Charity Board of Trustees and subsidiary company, Alder Hey Promotions.
To take responsibility for liaison with Companies House and The Charities Commission, along with more general compliance and governance matters.
To service the Board and Committee meetings, ensuring:
- deadlines for papers and actions are circulated;
- papers are collated and circulated to Trustees in line with required timescales; and
- accurate minutes are taken and circulated.
Support the Chief Executive and Director of Finance & Operations with delivering both Trustee and good governance requirements.
Maintain a governance SharePoint area, with up to date policies and relevant information for sharing with Trustees. Maintain a register of interests in line with good governance.
Support on Trustee recruitment and induction.
Support the Director of Finance & Operations with maintaining the risk register.
Support the Director of Finance & Operations in liaising with the Trust HR function and the external HR provider.
Provide HR administrative support within the areas of:
- Recruitment, including coordinating the recruitment process and the induction of new starters;
- Ensuring all staff have a DBS in line with the Trust requirements;
- Creating staff correspondence letters, including pay award, furlough or other required communication; and
- Attending and minuting HR meetings where required.
Be an outstanding advocate for Alder Hey Children’s Charity in line with the core values of the organisation.
Be an active and supportive member of the Alder Hey Children’s Charity team, contributing to the team’s development and working collaboratively with colleagues and volunteers.
Any other reasonable duties as required by your line manager.
Here at Alder Hey Children’s Charity, our values guide the way in which we work. By being courageous, working together, being passionate about our work, and making sure that we are creative in what we do, helps us to deliver the support necessary so that our Hospital can continue to deliver the very best care for our young patients and their families. Our values are:
- Courage: we try new things and take risks to innovate and drive forward new ideas. We have the courage to speak up and take a stance. We are accountable, responsive and responsible. We are unstoppable.
- Together: we work together as one team, sharing our knowledge and learning. We work in partnership with patients, families, supporters and colleagues. We are respectful, celebrate diversity and empower each other to achieve our aims.
- Passion: we are passionate about what we do and why we do it. We work together to share and grow. We inspire others.
- Magical: we are fun, creative and child led. We create special moments, provide little extras and go further for our brave young patients.
We're open to this role being home based, office based or a mix of the two (our offices are located on site at Alder Hey in Liverpool).
How to apply
You can apply by clicking the link below. Applications must include your CV and a covering letter which explains how you meet the requirements of the role.
Additional information is included within the Job Description and Person Specification. If you have any questions about the role please contact Sarah Fletcher, Director of Finance & Operations by an email via the button below.
Closing date: 16 May 2021.
Interview date: 21 May 2021.
Alder Hey Children’s Charity will make every endeavour to make any reasonable adjustments for applicants who require assistance in carrying out their duties due to a disability. Alder Hey Children’s Charity is committed to equal opportunities and positively welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Alder Hey Children’s Charity is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. The post holder may be required to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure check.