1. Friends of Moorfields

Trustee

London

The Friends of Moorfields is looking for exceptional and committed individuals to join their Board of Trustees. The Board has overall responsibility for the Charity’s work – focusing on strategy, agreeing plans and budgets, and supporting the Chief Executive.

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Who we are

The Friends of Moorfields is a registered charity supporting the patients and staff at Moorfields Eye Hospital, a world centre of excellence for the specialist treatment of eye diseases. The Friends is a thriving and active member led organisation, providing a range of services to support the work of the hospital – including managing a team of over 200 volunteers and the Health Information Hub.


The role

Trustees required for Friends of Moorfields Eye Hospital in London

Volunteer/voluntary basis

We are looking for excellent Trustees for our Board with a particular expertise in Marketing and Fundraising.

Because our charity supports people living with sight loss, and we are underrepresented in this area we would welcome applications from people living with a visual impairment.

Who we are:

The Friends of Moorfields is a registered charity supporting the patients and staff at Moorfields Eye Hospital, a world centre of excellence for the specialist treatment of eye diseases. The Friends is a thriving and active member led organisation, providing a range of services to support the work of the hospital – including managing a team of over 200 volunteers and the Health Information Hub.

The Friends of Moorfields is looking for exceptional and committed individuals to join their Board of Trustees. The Board has overall responsibility for the Charity’s work – focusing on strategy, agreeing plans and budgets, and supporting the Chief Executive Officer and staff to make sure the organisation is effectively and properly run.

We are very proud of the work we do and to enable us to build on this we are looking for people committed to improving patient experience and to making a difference to Moorfields Eye Hospital with skills in one or more of the following areas: marketing, HR, management accounting, monitoring &evaluation and fundraising.

The Role of Trustee

You will be able to –

· contribute actively to the Board and regularly attend meetings

· ensure the mission and purpose of the Charity is maintained

· determine the overall direction and development of the Charity through strategic planning and good governance

· act as an enthusiastic ambassador for the Charity

· ensure the Charity and its representatives operate within all the legal and regulatory requirements and in line with the Charity’s governing document

· support and build the Charity’s network

· support the Charity’s fundraising strategy by assisting in the cultivation and stewardship of potential and existing donors

· be involved in setting the direction of the organisation and monitoring its performance

· use your specific knowledge or experience to help the Board reach sound decisions

· work effectively as a member of the Board of Trustees

The Person

We are interested to hear from a wide group of people whether you are an experienced Trustee or wanting to take your first step at Board Level. We are particularly interested in people with a background in the disciplines specified above, but with experiences also in as many of the following areas –

· leadership

· business development: experience of developing new propositions and services, and/or forging useful alliances with complementary organisations

· critical thinking

· the ability to lead and challenge constructively

· the ability to apply knowledge from other fields to suggest options and solutions which are relevant in our context

· business acumen

· strategic planning

· energy and commitment to the aims of the Charity

We are also looking to address under-representation on the Board with expertise in the following areas –

· Business Development

· marketing

· Fundraising

We are an equal opportunity employer. The aim of our policy is to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation and we welcome applications from everyone.

Additional information

Trustees and observers to the Board are voluntary roles and unpaid. We will pay reasonable travel expenses upon presentation of a valid receipt.

The Board meets six times a year for with meetings lasting approx. 3hrs, one full day strategy day and some ad hoc time for sub-committees. The AGM is normally held in November.

We will provide a full induction upon appointment where you will meet Trustees and staff and have the chance to meet other stakeholders to find out how the Charity works.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for a Trustee role, please send your CV and a short covering letter explaining what skills and experience you would bring to the board to angela.smith75@nhs.net. If you would like an informal discussion about the role please call our Chief Executive, Angela Smith on 0207 251 1240

Supporting document(s)

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