We are currently seeking two new Trustees in early 2021 to replace retiring members of our Board.
Trusteeship is a voluntary role, with relevant expenses remunerated. It is a great opportunity to guide and help a very special charity that cares for children with life-shortening conditions and their families, through regular respite, end of life care and bereavement support. Julia’s House is a previous UK Healthcare Charity of the Year.
- There are six Board meetings a year, and each Trustee generally also serves on one specialist sub-committee comprising another six meetings per year. Meetings are weekdays late afternoon / early evening, currently held on Zoom due to Covid restrictions. Trustees are also encouraged to regularly check in with and be a sounding-board for their counterpart on the senior management team.
- Trustees are responsible for all aspects of the charity’s governance, and must respect confidentiality wherever required. Trustee appointments are subject to references and a Disclosure and Barring Service check.
- We welcome all applicants, particularly from women and BAME applicants.
Charity Fundraising – from February 2021 onwards
Usually over 90% of the charity’s income comes from voluntary sources. Julia’s House therefore relies on effective fundraising, marketing and communications. A Board member with specialist fundraising experience would be particularly useful.
Treasurer – from April 2021 onwards
ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified, with significant experience of charity accounting. The charity also has a Trading Company, Julia’s House Limited, for its shops. Combined charity and trading turnover are around £8m.