1. Sobell House Hospice Charity

Charity Trustee


We are looking for four new Trustees to join our Board. We welcome applicants with varied skills and experience and we are also hoping to appoint a medical trustee.

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Who we are

Sobell House is a hospice based on the Churchill Hospital site and is part of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It is jointly funded by the NHS and Sobell House Hospice Charity. We offer specialist palliative care to those facing life threatening illness, death and bereavement in Oxfordshire. This encompasses physical, psychological, social and spiritual care and includes supporting their families and those close to them.

The role

role of a trustee is to ensure that the charity fulfils its duty to its
beneficiaries and delivers on its vision, mission and values. The board of
trustees are jointly and individually responsible for the overall governance
and strategic direction of the charity, its financial health, the probity of its
activities and developing the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals in
accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.

We currently have four vacancies for Trustees.
We need one medical trustee and would also welcome applicants with the
following skills: fundraising and PR.


that the organisation complies with its governing document (pursuing the
objects as defined in it), charity law, company law and any other relevant
legislation or regulations

that the resources of an organisation are used only to pursue legitimate

actively to the board of trustees in giving strategic direction to the
organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets, and
evaluating performance against agreed targets

the financial stability of the organisation, protecting and managing any
charity property and ensuring the proper investment of the charity’s funds

up and monitoring the implementation of internal policies which must include
equality and diversity, safeguarding, and health and safety policies, as well
as key human resources policies, including grievance and disciplinary policies

the good name and values of the organisation and helping to maintain effective
board performance

that key risks are being identified, monitored and controlled effectively

to regular reviews of the charity’s own governance

Board meetings, adequately prepared to contribute to discussions

independent judgment, acting legally and in good faith to promote and protect
the charity’s interests, to the exclusion of their own personal and/or any
third-party interests

with other trustees, holding the charity “in trust” for current and
future beneficiaries

Supporting document(s)

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