Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting 2023

HBA's Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 25 March 2023. This will be a hybrid meeting held at the Holiday Inn Bolton Centre, 1 Higher Bridge Street, Bolton, BL1 2EW, with online participation available.

Call for nominations for the Trustee Board

Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for volunteers from member stations to join our charity's Trustee Board for a 3-year voluntary term. We need a diverse range of people to broaden our outlook and help us achieve our vision of 'thriving broadcasting organisations aiding recovery and promoting good health & wellbeing'.

We are committed to building a team that truly reflects the diversity of hospital, health and wellbeing broadcasting, and are striving to address the imbalance of opportunity across the trustees. We welcome nominations from candidates under the age of 30; women; minority ethnic communities; people who identify as LGBTQIA+; are disabled; and/or are from other under-represented groups.

What will I be doing and what skills do I need?

You’ll be joining us at an exciting time, as we have ambitious plans to expand to the wider healthcare broadcasting sector, while continuing our offering of support and representation, driving change at national level.

Your role will be to oversee the strategic direction of our activities, ensuring that we work towards HBA’s charitable objects, while supporting our Executive Director and volunteers. You can find more information from The Essential Trustee.

As a volunteer or trustee within a hospital, health and wellbeing broadcasting organisation, you should already have an understanding of some of the needs and challenges of our members.

You should have good organisational and interpersonal skills. Though not essential, you may have skills or experience in third sector, legislation, finance, governance, business administration, marketing or public-speaking roles which will add value to our board. 

Some additional skills or knowledge that would be advantageous to our trustee board include: sales/sponsorship; mediation; impact and evaluation; fundraising; collective bargaining; change management; campaigning; inclusion and HR/line management. 

You will need to be able to attend bi-monthly board meetings on the third Saturday of January, March, May, July, September, and November. Meetings are usually held in London, but virtual participation is possible.

How can I benefit from being an HBA trustee?

Becoming a trustee allows you the perfect opportunity to further your knowledge and skills, meet new people, build confidence and gain an understanding of governance, finance, and strategy, which can not only assist you in your role, within HBA but provides transferable skills for your career. Most of all, you will be making a difference at a national level to a cause that you are passionate about. 

You are not expected to know everything about being a trustee, but you should understand the principles of the role, to be able to make informed decisions about the governance and finances of the organisation; It’s a learning curve, especially if you’re new, the role requires time and commitment but it can equally be incredibly rewarding.

Get involved…

You can read a full role description, together with a copy of the nomination form. The positions carry the responsibilities of Charity Trustee, and all nominees must be a "fit and proper" person for appointment. Nominations must be received by 25th February 2023.

Elections take place during the AGM on 25th March 2023, during our Annual Conference.

The roles of Chair, and Treasurer are appointed internally from the Trustee Board. At this AGM, Darran Huish and Sam Smette will retire by rotation, and we have one additional vacancy. Sam has indicated that he will be seeking re-election, but after after six years on the Trustee Board, Darran has indicated that he will not be seeking re-election. in addition, Graham Medhurst has indicated that he wishes to retire early from his Trustee position. We are, therefore, looking for three new Trustees to join the Board.

Submit your nomination or any questions about the role to Nigel Dallard via agm @ hbauk.com.