Trustees & Management

Board of Trustee Opportunities

Being a Trustee

Every charity has a Board of Trustees.  Trustees are a group of volunteers who ensure that the charity is effective in carrying out the purpose for which it was set.  Trustees have responsibilities for overseeing the work of the charity, ensuring it is financially stable, well run, compliant and fulfilling of the charity objectives.

At Hospice of the Valleys the Board of Trustees have a wide range of expertise and every Trustee is passionate about the care we provide to our patients and their families.  Trustees of the charity are also Directors of the Company, legally responsible for Hospice of the Valleys.

Our Board of Trustees currently meet six times a year for 2-3 hour evening meetings.  They also attend subcommittee meetings, every other month, relating to their field of expertise and extraordinary meetings for unplanned matters that require discussion or decision and the Annual General Meeting.

Ideally, the minimum term for a Trustee is six years, with opportunity to be re-elected for further terms.

What you do as a Trustee

  • Attend all Board meetings and allocated designated sub-committees  as required
  • Use your insight and experience to help us achieve our goals and ambitions
  • Contribute to strategic thinking and planning particularly regarding the future direction of the Hospice
  • Act in the best interests of the Hospice
  • Act as an ambassador for the charity
  • Work closely with the Chief Executive and Senior Managers
  • Passionate about the work of the Hospice
  • Committed
  • Bring specific knowledge and experience
  • Can think strategically, critically and maintain confidentiality

You can find out more information about being a Trustee below

 The essential trustee: what you need to know, what you need to do .

The twenty minute guide to being a Hospice trustee




Hospice of the Valleys are looking for new trustees to join our committed and dynamic Board.

We are particularly keen to recruit new members who have experience in one or more of the following and has a willingness to guide us into the future:

  •  Owning and running a business
  • Experience of working in a complex organisation at a senior level
  • Working in Human Resources
  • Lobbying and influencing decision makers

We encourage applications from Welsh speakers.

Previous trustee experience is not a requirement since mentoring and support will be provided.

Ideal candidates will be passionate about the care we offer. We are a local charity providing specialist palliative care and support to people and those who matter most to them living with a life-limiting illness; our patients and their families are at the heart of everything we do.

This role will give you the opportunity to influence decision-making within the hospice whilst contributing to the work of this essential local charity and making a positive difference to the local community.

Expectations of the Trustee

  • Helping to formulate strategic, business and corporate partnership plans
  • Guide and consult on matters of strategy, governance and finance
  • Ongoing assessment of the Charity’s legal integrity
  • Promoting the Charity’s work and reputation amongst contacts

Trustee time commitments

  • Attend bi-monthly meetings (approx. 2-3 hours) with option to join in person or via Zoom
  • Attend any extraordinary meetings as required
  • Form part of a sub group meeting, which will meet bi-monthly
  • Plus, an additional couple of hours per month at home (email correspondence)

We recommend that all candidates who are interested in these positions who have not served as Trustees reads extra information available below prior to making any enquiries.

 The essential trustee: what you need to know, what you need to do .

The twenty minute guide to being a Hospice trustee

In the first instance, informal enquiries or expressions of interest should be made to, call 01495 717277 or apply HERE

Meet the Team

Board of Trustees

Sue Kent MBE

Chair of Trustees

Allan Harris


Phil Robson

Sally Mirando

Rvd. Barry Roche

Robert James

Mathew Morris-Parker


Grant Usmar

Jane Hart MBE

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