Hospice staff and volunteers are expected to reflect our Hospice Values in the way they carry out their roles, and in their interactions with each other and with patients, family members and any other visitors.
Our Values are: Care and Compassion, Respect, Trust and Partnership.
Reading the Investment Committee and Audit & Risk Committee papers in advance of the meetings; having a brief call with the Director of Finance & People ahead of the meetings to clarify any points and confirm key decisions to be made at the meeting; attending the meeting in person or virtually; writing up the minutes of the meetings and sending to the Director of Finance & People
These minutes go to the members of the Investment and Audit & Risk Committees, and are then also sent to the Board who receive a report from the Chair of each sub-committee.
You need to have a good knowledge of the terminology used to manage investments. You also need to understand the annual cycle to produce the audited annual accounts. As such, this role would suit a retired accountant or investment manager, or a recently qualified accountant who would like to gain some experience of how Board Committees operate.
You need good written skills and the ability to distil a meeting down into the key points of discussion as minutes are not verbatum.
Ability to keep information confidential.
There are 2 Investment Committee meetings and 2 Audit & Risk Committee meetings each year. The meetings are currently held in the mornings.
End of April : Investment Committee 9.30am , and on the same day Audit & Risk Committee 11.30am
Mid August: Audit & Risk Committee meeting with auditors to review the annual accounts
Mid November: Investment Committee
In very general terms, it might take 2 hours to prepare; 1-2 hours to attend the meeting and then 4-5 hours to write up the minutes of the meeting.
The meeting dates are usually set in October/November for the next calendar year so there is plenty advance notice. Meetings are currently virtual but it is hoped to return to face to face meetings in due course.
The role will be reviewed on a yearly basis.
St Columba's Hospice Care, 15 Boswall Road, Edinburgh and the Education Centre, 17 Boswall Road Edinburgh
Jackie Taylor, Director of Finance & People
Annie Tofts, PA to the Director of Finance & People
Lynn Evans, PA to the Chief Executive
You can apply online here
Alternatively, please email us at email@example.com to request a paper application form, or to ask us any questions about the role
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