Become a Trustee

Do you have the Vision, Passion and Dedication to become part of the team guiding a charity that delivers exceptional Critical Care to people in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight?


We are recruiting a number of Trustees to join our Board in 2021.

About the role:
Trustees have overall control of the charity and are responsible for making sure it’s doing what it was set up to do.

Trustees are “eyes on, hands off” volunteers. They spend approximately 12 part-days per year on charity business. This includes attendance at Board and Sub-Committee Meetings, and other one-off commitments. The role is unpaid; however, Trustees can claim expenses for travel to and from meetings.

Being a Trustee means making decisions that will impact on people’s lives.

Trustees use their skills and experience to support the charity, helping us achieve our aims. Trustees are also supported to learn relevant new skills during their time on the Board.

Meet some of our Trustees:

We recently held a webinar about what it’s like to be a Trustee. You can watch it again here.

The right candidate:
No specific qualifications are required, although a passion for the work of the charity, and having skills and knowledge in any of the following is desirable:

  • Aviation
  • Charity governance and management
  • Charity law
  • Commercial property management or Surveying
  • Critical Health Care
  • Digital marketing and social media
  • Finance and accountancy
  • Fundraising
  • General health care and the NHS
  • Investment fund management
  • Leadership
  • Local government
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Team working

The full Person Specification can be found below with the Application Form and Information Pack.

The application process:
Thank you for considering applying to be one of our Trustees. You can apply online by completing the form below, or you can print an application and submit this by attaching it to an email to Natalie@hiowaa.org. If completing online, you can save the application part-way through and then return to complete it later.

At this stage we ask you not to submit a CV and to please focus your answers below on how well you feel you fit the role description of Trustee, in terms of the skills and experience you can bring to our Board.

The deadline for applications is 31st December 2020. Those selected for interview will be contacted in late January, with interviews planned for week commencing 8th February 2021. These will be in person where possible (Covid restrictions permitting). Due to the expected volume of applicants, if you have not heard from us by the end of January 2021 please assume you have not been successful. We do however thank you for the time you have taken to apply.
Please contact Natalie Crates on natalie@hiowaa.org if you have any questions about the role or process.

People Disqualified from being a Trustee:
There are some reasons which disqualify certain people from being a trustee of a charity. For more information about this please visit the Gov.uk website. If you are selected as a Trustee we will require you to sign a declaration to confirm that you are eligible to be a Trustee and that none of these rules apply to you.

Find out more and apply today:

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