Finance Trustee

St Margaret’s is looking for new trustees to join the board who will bring their skills, talent, and enthusiasm to the heart of our organisation. We are seeking trustees who will lead support and guide us as we respond to the changing needs of our community.

This is a voluntary role.

About you

If you have experience in the private, public, or voluntary sectors, can share in our vision and our enthusiasm to make a difference, we would love to talk to you about the trustee role and the work of St Margaret’s Hospice.

Personal Qualities

  • Demonstrate a strong and visible passion and commitment to the charity, its strategic objectives, and overall aims.
  • Exhibit strong interpersonal and relationship building abilities and be comfortable in an ambassadorial role.
  • Ability to foster and promote a collaborative working environment.

What we offer

  • The opportunity to make a real difference and shape the future of St Margaret’s Hospice.
  • A comprehensive training and development package.
  • Broadening skills, knowledge and expertise working alongside a diverse range of professions.
  • Enhance your CV.
  • Expenses paid.

The typical commitment of a trustee is approximately three meetings per quarter, plus two half days a year. The majority of our meetings are currently held remotely but invites to attend key meetings in person will be in encouraged.

The Board of Trustees is responsible for supervising the management and administration of the charity and provides strategic leadership, counsel, and advice to the Executive Team.  Trustees will need to have the ability to balance being a critical friend, challenging and scrutinising performance, while coaching and developing the Executive Team to be the best they can be.

We are looking for someone to bring their broad based, strategic level expertise in all aspects of finance to help:

  • Strategic oversight: The ability to provide strategic oversight and ensure that the organisation's financial planning and strategy is robust and supports the overall goals and objectives.
  • Risk management: Experience in identifying, assessing, and mitigating financial risks including insurance and overseeing an investment portfolio.
  • Financial Reporting: Understand and interpret financial information to ensure business cases and decisions are robust and external reporting requirements are met.


Board members are invited to serve a four-year term and are eligible for re-appointment for one additional term.

We are keen for our Board to reflect the communities we serve, and very much welcome applications from those with relevant lived experience, and candidates from all underrepresented communities and groups.

Apply now

If you are interested in playing this important role on our Board of Trustees, please contact Keri Jones with your CV and a supporting note by clicking the button below:

Apply Now

We will look to close this application window on Thursday 31 August 2023.

Interviews will likely be held w/c 11 and/or 18 September.

If you would like to speak to someone on our Board about the role of a Trustee at St Margaret’s please reach out to Keri who will assist in arranging a call.


Find out more about the benefits of becoming a trustee here.

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