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


Meet the Team

Board of Trustees

Allan Harris

Interim Chair of Trustees

Mathew Morris-Parker

Interim Vice-Chair

Phil Robson

Sally Mirando

Owen James

Julie Timothy

Stewart Williams


Grant Usmar

Chief Executive

Sarah Harries

Head of Clinical Services

Melanie Phillips

Head of Finance

Alison Stallard-Jones

Head of Income Generation

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