Salary: voluntary (unpaid - expenses incurred while travelling to meetings)
Hours: four meetings a year
Location: Meetings can be attended virtually (currently via Microsoft Teams) or in person at: Royal Surrey County Hospital, Egerton Road, Guildford, GU2 7XX
Closing date: Monday 13 November 2023

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About Royal Surrey Charity

Royal Surrey Charity works hard to deliver exceptional care in a welcoming and safe environment for patients at Royal Surrey Hospital and our community hospitals in Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. From providing state of the art equipment and redeveloping wards, to investing in staff development and funding innovative research, our patients are at the heart of everything we do.

Working collaboratively with medical and support staff, we fund projects that make the biggest impact on the people we treat each year – from babies, to children and young adults, to older people.

About the role

We are seeking a Charitable Funds Committee Member, who is passionate about improving healthcare within their local communities. As a Charitable Funds Committee Member you will be responsible for offering direction and support to the charity, helping ensure that our long-term ambitions are realised.

We are actively looking for a candidate who does not have any professional associations with the NHS (either current or historic). We recognise the need to be representative of the community we serve and with this in mind, we are very keen to appoint an individual who is well connected to our local community or local business networks and would willing to help increase awareness of the Charity's work within South West Surrey and beyond. 

We strongly encourage applications from all sectors of society regardless of: age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity status, religion or belief, race or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, transgender status or socio-economic background.

Each Charitable Funds Committee member must have:

  • A commitment to the mission of Royal Surrey Charity, the Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust and the NHS.
  • A willingness to meet the minimum time requirement
  • Integrity
  • Strategic vision
  • Good, independent judgement
  • An ability to think creatively
  • A willingness to speak their mind
  • An ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to take decisions for the good of Royal Surrey Charity.

What you will do

As a Charitable Funds Committee Member, you will be vital to the ongoing strategic development of Royal Surrey Charity and your input will have a direct impact on enabling the charity to support our patients and staff. This role is voluntary. The Charitable Funds Committee meets four times a year and report to Royal Surrey Charity’s Corporate Trustee.

Duties include:

Managing charitable funds

  • To develop and review the charitable funds strategy and its own terms of reference on an annual basis.
  • To put in place appropriate policies and procedures to support the charitable funds strategy.
  • To review and approve proposals for spending charitable funds.
  • To develop and review the scheme of delegation for charitable funds.
  • To review and approve summary level income and expenditure plans from fund managers.
  • To review the Charity’s designated funds.
  • To consider and approve any request to set up new funds and cost centres

Managing fundraising activities and investments

  • To contribute actively to the Charitable Funds Committee by giving firm strategic direction to the Royal Surrey Charity.
  • To review and approve fundraising policies.
  • To ensure the financial stability of Royal Surrey Charity.
  • To oversee the management of investments.
  • To undertake an annual risk assessment.
  • To safeguard the good name and values of the Royal Surrey Charity.

Ensuring compliance

  • To ensure that the Royal Surrey Charity complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.

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Please submit your CV with a cover letter outlining why you are suitable for the role to Robin Legge by Monday 13 November 2023

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role in more detail, please call or email Robin Legge on 01483 464146.