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Hospice in Mapperley on hunt for new Trustees

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A charity in Mapperley is seeking volunteer Trustees for its Board who can bring their knowledge and expertise to support people with a terminal or life-limiting illness.

Nottinghamshire Hospice say they are particularly keen to hear from people with a background in health, social care, law, marketing or business, or with experience as a carer or volunteer.

Tracy Madge became a Trustee in 2016 after a career spanning 37 years in nursing, and NHS management. Tracy is a registered general and mental health nurse who has been Director in a Primary Care Trust – said the hospice values inspired her to join.

“She said: “The hospice has always been an icon for supporting people at the end of their lives. I wanted to volunteer for an organisation that has wonderful values and that puts patients’ needs first; the hospice does that. I knew a Trustee role would use my senior management and clinical experience to support and shape the organisational strategy,”

The role entails attendance at up to six Board meetings and six sub-committee meetings a year plus the AGM and strategic planning days. Trustees are also encouraged to represent the charity at public events and take part in promotional events.

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Tracy draws on her experience to influence decision making, manage risks and develop policies and is soon to spend two days a month talking to patients and staff and visiting other hospices to share best practice. She also champions the hospice with former colleagues in the NHS and social care to promote the benefits of working together.

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PICTURED: Nottinghamshire Hospice

“The hospice needs skills from all corners of the spectrum.” Tracy added. “I bring board skills such as governance and strategy but across the group we bring finance, clinical, planning, business, retail and other experience to support the hospice.

“It’s a privilege to be part of the hospice and it gives me enormous satisfaction knowing I am making a difference to people’s lives, not only those that are dying but those that care for them. I also thoroughly enjoy the hospice social side, such as joining in the quiz night to raise money whilst having a fab night out with great food!”

Becoming a Trustee offers opportunities for personal and professional development plus the chance to be part of a team of skilled people passionate about helping others. Relevant training is provided and Trustees are reimbursed for expenses incurred through the role.

To apply or find out more, please contact Rowena Naylor-Morrell on 0115 910 1008 extension 234, or visit www.nottshospice.org/jobs/trustee/ for a Trustee Recruitment and Information Pack.

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The closing date for the current round of recruitment is Friday 22nd June 2018

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