Can you make a difference by joining our Trustee Board?
Who are we looking for?
We’re looking for new volunteers from member stations, like you, to join our charity's Trustee Board on a three-year voluntary term. We are looking for 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.
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 to improve our existing member organisations, through our offering of support, representation and evolution, driving change at national level.
The role of the trustee is explained in detail in the Charity Commission for England & Wales paper "The essential trustee: what you need to know, what you need to do", but broadly speaking; 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.
As a volunteer or trustee within a hospital, health and wellbeing broadcasting organisation, you may 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. 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 all be of benefit to your station and CV Most of all you will be making a difference at a national level to a cause you are passionate about.
Remember, 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 activities 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.
You can find a full role description below, 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 26th February 2022.
Elections take place during the AGM on 19th March 2022, during our Annual Conference.
The roles of Chair, and Treasurer are appointed internally from the Trustee Board. At this AGM, Nigel Dallard will retire by rotation, and we have two additional vacancies.
Submit your nomination or any questions about the role to Amy Palmer.