Caring for People in Harrow & Brent

Chair of the Board of St Luke’s Hospice Shops

Reporting to: Chair of the Hospice’s Board of Trustees

Time Commitment: 4 board meetings per year (with each lasting around 2.5 hours). Committee attendance, as required. The chair is ex officio for all committees. The chair is also expected to have regular meetings with the Hospice’s Chair of Board of Trustees, the Chief Executive and Head of Retail. Attend various events and meetings with key stakeholders.

This is an unpaid voluntary role (some expenses may be reimbursed)

Location: Kenton Grange, Kenton Road, HA3 0YG (currently remote)

Closing Date: 17th September 2021

St Luke’s Hospice Charity Shops Company Ltd (hereafter Shops Company) is a wholly owned subsidiary of St Luke’s Hospice (hereafter the Hospice) whose profits are covenanted to the Hospice. It is registered at Companies House.

The Shops Company is made up of 18 charity shops and an on-line trading operation. The Hospice also operates a lottery which is included in the statutory accounts of the Shops Company but is managed within the Hospice fundraising team.

Non-Executive Directors (hereafter NED) are responsible for giving direction to the Shops Company and ensuring it meets its objectives effectively. They are concerned with the policy, strategy and monitoring of the organisation; day to day management is delegated to paid professional staff who report to the Shops Board.

The Shops Board comprises up to 6 members, who are appointed initially for a period of 3 years and can be re-appointed for one further period of 3 years up to a maximum of 6 years. They give their time voluntarily and receive no payments for their contributions to the Hospice, but may have reasonable expenses covered.

The Chair provides leadership to the Shops Board and Senior Executive Team and will hold them to account for the Charity’s purpose, values and strategic priorities.

The Chair ensures that each NED fulfils their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the Shops Company.

The Chair also supports, and, where appropriate, challenges the Chief Executive and the Head of Retail, and ensures that the Shops Board works closely with the entire Senior Executive Team and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Hospice to achieve the agreed objectives of the Shops Company.

They will act as an ambassador of the charity in partnership with the Head of Retail.

Please refer to the attached recruitment pack for more information regarding the role position.

To apply please send your CV and supporting statement to and state which Trustee role you are applying for.

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