Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS) Trustee Vacancies
The Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland currently has two Trustee vacancies due to retiral of current Council members. The Institute is exploring new horizons and we are keen to find Trustees to guide and support our journey.
The QNIS was established by Royal Charter originally in 1889 and has a proud tradition of serving community nursing in Scotland. Our Patron is HM The Queen. The charity has a programme of activity which reaches across the whole of Scotland. We exist to enable community nurses to make a significant difference in the health and wellbeing of the people of Scotland www.qnis.org.uk
QNIS is a fully constituted and independent charity, registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regular (OSCR) as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation or SCIO. SCIO status provides limited liability for Trustees. For more information visit www.oscr.org.uk/
The QNIS Council includes up to 15 Trustees.
The QNIS Council meets four times per year to discuss governance issues, and an AGM takes place usually in November. The meetings are held during working hours at our office 31 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh. Council papers are sent out a week in advance. In addition to the four Council meetings we have a number of advisory committees and sub-groups which Trustees are encouraged to choose to support, according to their expertise. We have video conferencing facilities to support the involvement of Trustees from across Scotland.
The Nominations Committee, a sub group of Council will consider applications for the current vacancies.
Roles and Responsibility of QNIS Council Trustees
QNIS Council Trustees ensure that the charity meets the aims and objectives defined in the QNIS constitution. All QNIS Trustees act in a voluntary capacity to ensure good governance of the charity. Some Trustees provide more specific expertise, depending on their experience, in relation to law, finance, and fund management.
Trustees are expected:
- To act as an ambassador for QNIS
- 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 QNIS constitution
- To work with staff and Council colleagues to shape the future vision of the charity.
We are particularly interested in applications from those with skills in promoting health through access to green spaces, or using creative arts in community development, and a current community nursing leader with experience of working in an Integrated Joint Board. We are keen to receive applications from people based across Scotland and we have video conferencing facilities in order to enable remote participation.
Successful applicants will be offered an induction programme and opportunities for further training as appropriate.
Please send a CV and accompanying letter addressed to Dr Linda Pollock, Chair of the Nominations Committee, setting out your interest in the Trustee role and the work of the charity, outlining the skills and experience which you have to offer to QNIS Council. Please email this to Amanda Regan, Executive Assistant (email@example.com).
If you would like an informal conversation about the role please get in touch with Clare Cable, Chief Executive and Nurse Director. (firstname.lastname@example.org )
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