St Richard’s Hospice has an exciting opportunity for a governor with commercial experience to chair its trading company.

The voluntary role sits within a 12-strong Council of Governors responsible for the direction of St Richard’s, and led by Chair Jenny Cowpe.

The successful applicant will play an important role in developing the future of the St Richard’s Trading Company – a vital source of funding for the hospice.

The trading company is responsible for growing and implementing an innovative retail strategy to ensure sustainable income from the hospice’s 18 shops and warehouse in Worcestershire.

Applicants should demonstrate a successful business career and evidence capability for strong leadership. Ideally, candidates will have experience as a non-executive director and chair. Previous involvement in the charity sector would also be beneficial.

A passion for supporting St Richard’s to develop its trading company – in particular online income generation – is essential. The new Chair of the Trading Company will work alongside a dedicated Commercial Team, and a cohort of volunteers who generously give their time to support the hospice’s shops and warehouse.

The successful applicant will become an important part of St Richard’s, helping the charity to continue its free care to patients, families, and bereaved people across Worcestershire.

More information about the role and charity, alongside an online application form, can be found on the hospice’s website.
www.strichards.org.uk/latest-jobs/governor-with-commercial-experience-to-chair-trading-company

The deadline for applications is Friday, 7th May 2021.

St Richard’s Hospice cares for adults with a serious progressive illness, improving their quality of life from diagnosis, during treatment and to their last days. It also supports their loved ones.

Each year the hospice team supports more than 3,300 patients, family members and bereaved people in Worcestershire.

St Richard’s is an independent charity and relies on donations and gifts in Wills for the majority of its income with the remainder funded by the NHS. Find out more at www.strichards.org.uk.

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