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Trustees x 2 Southampton Hospitals Charity

An incredibly unique and exciting opportunity to join the inaugural Board of Trustees of Southampton Hospitals Charity, a soon to be converted Charity with a mission to raise and provide funds to support world-class healthcare for the local community of Southampton and beyond.

  • Location: Southampton
  • Salary: Unremunerated with reasonable expenses paid
  • Closing date: CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS

Who we are

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) provides services to some 1.9 million people living in Southampton and South Hampshire and specialist services to more than 3.7 million people in central southern England and the Channel Islands, covering neurosciences, respiratory medicine, cancer, cardiovascular, obstetrics and children’s services. The Trust comprises of six hospitals and also provides community services.

In 1995, the Trust established Southampton Hospitals Charity to enhance the care and services provided by the Trust to the community, with a mission to raise funds to contribute to state-of-the-art equipment for better diagnosis and treatment, the creation of facilities and services that improve the hospital environments, and research for the benefit of NHS patients and the Southampton community.

The Charity has been overseen by a Charitable Funds Committee (CFC) with board members drawn from the Trust Board and across UHS. The Committee sets the Charity’s strategy, policies, and budgets and oversees operations. The Charity has gone from strength to strength and now seeks to convert into an independent charitable company to give greater flexibility to grow and develop and to deliver even more benefit and enhanced care and support to the Southampton community and beyond.

The average annual income of the Charity is between £3m to £4m, but in 2021/22, the Charity was fortunate to receive a proportion of the proceeds from the auction of the Banksy Game Changer painting amounting to £4.9m. Annual expenditure is around £2.5m with reserves currently at £10m.

The Board

Work has already been undertaken to create the governing documentation in preparation for incorporating the Charity in April 2024, and now requires a minimum of three Board Members to register with the Charity Commission.

The Board of Trustees will be responsible for developing the Board and governance, setting, reviewing and maintaining the strategic direction of the Charity and will work with the senior leadership team to hold them accountable for ensuring the organisation is meeting its objectives and vision. Trustees are responsible for making sure that the Charity operates within the legal requirements for charitable companies, fulfilling all statutory duties.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for two Trustees who will be pivotal to the establishment of our newly converted Charity, as well as its development and growth. We need our new Board Members to bring experience of good charity governance, strong commercial awareness and to be well networked in the community.

We require at least two Trustees with strong professional experience and skills gained in leadership roles in any of the following areas: senior commercial leadership (ideally multi-sector), deep legal experience within a charitable or commercial environment, or clinical or medical knowledge.

We seek the following skills, abilities and personal qualifies in our new Trustees:

  • Able to take a strategic approach to contribute towards the creation and direction of the Charity’s objectives and business plans.
  • A strong and effective communicator who can promote the work of the Charity to internal and external audiences.
  • Curious, with a readiness to probe, challenge and enquire.
  • The ability to uphold good governance by observing the duties and legal and regulatory responsibilities expected of trustees.
  • Willing to speak out on issues and to accept personal accountability.
  • Clear and visible personal integrity and a deep commitment to the objectives of Southampton Hospitals Charity.

Time Commitment

The initial term of office is for three years, subject to annual review by the Board. If mutually agreed, the term can be extended for a further three years.

The Board of Trustees will meet quarterly, in person in Southampton, with online attendance at relevant sub-committees also likely.

The  Trustees will need to give the equivalent of around two days per month initially to establish the Charity, develop and grow the Board and engage with senior stakeholders. Thereafter, the time commitment is likely to reduce.


For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:

Marie McQuade | marie@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07903 442646

Liz Holderness | liz@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07872 031079

If you would like to know more about this role please contact Marie McQuade

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Welcome from the Chair of Charitable Funds Committee and Non-Executive Director

Thank you for your interest in joining the inaugural Board of Southampton Hospital Charity.

This is an incredibly exciting time to join the Charity as a Trustee and a unique opportunity to establish and lead the Charity’s ambitious growth strategy.

The Trust serves 1.9 million people across Southampton and more than 3.7 million people in central southern England and the Channel Islands. Our mission is to enhance the world-class care and services provided by the Trust, and we can do this by raising funds to contribute to new equipment and research for better diagnosis and treatment and improve facilities and services in hospitals and centres.

The Charity has gone from strength to strength, and to give greater flexibility and focus to grow and develop to deliver even more benefit and enhanced care and support, it has been decided to convert to an independent charitable company.

Work has already been undertaken to create the governing documentation in preparation for incorporating the Charity, and now requires a minimum of 3 Board Members to register with the Charity Commission.

We hope you are excited by the opportunity to join this new Board and contribute to making a world of difference to the communities of Southampton and central southern England.

Femi Macaulay
Chair of Charitable Funds Committee and Non-Executive Director
University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust


For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:

Marie McQuade | marie@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07903 442646

Liz Holderness | liz@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07872 031079

About Southampton Hospitals Charity

The Charity was established in November 1995 with the Board of Directors of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) acting as the Sole Corporate Trustee. The UHS board established a Charitable Funds Committee (the CFC) to which the Board delegates oversight of the management and administration of the Charity.

The Charity has gone from strength to strength, raising well in excess of £3m each year. Our mission is to raise funds to support world-class healthcare, and we work to ensure that donations have a real impact for the Southampton Community. To deliver on our vision, the Charity is looking to convert into a charitable company to give greater flexibility to grow, develop and deliver even more benefit.

Leadership

Ellis Banfield is the Director of the Charity who was appointed by UHS, and together with the senior management team is responsible for the day-to-day leadership and management of the Charity, including management of staff, fundraising, expenditure, communications and adherence to policies and procedures.

The senior management team includes the Head of Charity Operations, Head of Charity Marketing & Communications and Head of Charitable Giving. Overall, the number of full-time employees is 17.

Services

UHS provides services to some 1.9 million people living in Southampton and South Hampshire, plus specialist services to more than 3.7 million people in central southern England and the Channel Islands. The Trust has six hospitals with 13,000 staff:

  • Southampton General Hospital
  • Princess Anne Hospital
  • Southampton Children’s Hospital
  • New Forest Birth Centre
  • Royal South Hants Hospital
  • Lymington New Forest Hospital

Services for Everyone:

Babies – State-of-the-art neonatal unit, giving specialist care for 900 premature and sick babies and their families a year.

Children – 165,000 children are treated each year from across the UK.

Mothers – 6,000 women are offered maternity care a year with birth options (including home birth) and specialist treatment for those women with problems during pregnancy and babies with extra needs.

Older People – Creating a world-class department for the care of older people over the age of 65.

Cancer – Regional cancer centre that is developing as a global centre of excellence and undertaking international drug trials.

World-Class Research – Undertaking clinical research to develop new treatments and knowledge for better health and care, building the evidence for new approaches that are safe and effective.

Neurological – Wessex Neurological Centre provides treatment for disorders affecting the brain, spine and nerves, serving three million people from across the South, including the Channel Islands.

Cardiac Care – One of the largest and most reputable cardiac centres in the UK, with a specialist cardiac intensive care unit with a dedicated cardiac scanner.

Eye Care – Leading provider of eye care services on the south coast. 90,000 people annually benefit from our highly skilled sight specialists, including children and families.

Emergency & Critical Care – One of only two major trauma centres in the South of England with the best facilities to treat anyone with serious multiple injuries. Open 24/7, every day of the year.

Intensive Care – Offering one-to-one nursing care.

Vision, Mission and Promise

Vision – To empower supporters and to enhance and positively transform lives together.

Mission – Raise charitable funds to support world-class healthcare at University Hospital Southampton.

Promise – To turn donor’s support into real impact, transforming experiences, services and lives.

Our Strategy

We have an ambitious three-year strategy, which sets Southampton Hospitals Charity on a path to significantly grow our income, enhance care for patients and staff, and enable us to invest in areas that can have a greater impact on the Southampton community.

Our three objectives are:

  • Improving patient care and experience through grants that go over and above NHS provision.
  • Supporting world-class patient outcomes through advancing research and funding state-of-the-art equipment.
  • Raising funds in support of capital projects that improve the hospital environment.

Our goals – supporting world-class care at UHS:

  • Increase charitable income within a changing and challenging external environment through investment.
  • Make a difference through grants and funds that deliver effective projects with demonstrable impact.
  • Increase recognition of the Charity brand and reputation through collaboration and partnership.
  • Ensure effective governance that interacts at all levels.

Learn more about Southampton Hospitals Charity


For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:

Marie McQuade | marie@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07903 442646

Liz Holderness | liz@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07872 031079

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    Closing date: Monday 23rd October 2023
    Candidates informed of outcome: by Friday 27th October 2023
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