The QNIS Council comprises up to fifteen Trustees, there are currently thirteen active Trustees. Our Patron, Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II officially appointed all Trustees up until her death. Buckingham Palace will confirm Her Late Majesty’s successor as Patron in due course. Council has a governance role for the charity that includes advising on strategic, financial, legal, and operational issues.
The Council meets quarterly, including our Annual General Meeting that takes place in November.
Do you have experience in governance and leadership? We’re looking for a new Chair to lead our Council of Trustees. Find out more about how to apply here.
Roles and Responsibility of QNIS Council Members
The members of QNIS Council have a generic role to ensure that the Charity meets the aims and objectives defined in the QNIS Constitution. Some members may provide more specific expertise, depending on their experience, with strategic development, finance, the law, or nursing research, education, policy and practice. The tasks associated with the Trustee role include:
- To be an ambassador for QNIS.
- To ensure QNIS compliance with Scottish charity law.
- To ensure effective governance of the Charity.
- To take collective responsibility for Council decisions.
- To share a sense of purpose in the delivery of the aims and objectives of the