Help Shape the Future of Dr Kershaw’s Hospice: Recruitment Drive for New Members to Join Board of Trustees

10 Aug 2022 -- Posted by : ElizabethK2
The Hospice

We are looking for new members to join our active Board of Trustees to help to continue to provide first class and effective hospice services for the Oldham community.

Our Hospice provides free, specialist palliative and end-of-life care for adults with life-limiting illnesses in Oldham and its surrounding areas in a peaceful and homely environment. The Board of Trustees at the Hospice is responsible for ensuring the delivery of the Hospice’s objectives, providing strategic leadership and governance, ensuring that the Hospice is well managed and administered with readily available, efficient resources.

Miriam Lawton, Chair of the Board of Trustees is keen to find enthusiastic and committed individuals to support the Hospice’s Board, strategic objectives and future vision, she commented: “Our Board members are an integral part of the Hospice, we are looking for new members with a range of skills to understand and address the many challenges that hospices and charities face, who can bring different experiences, knowledge and ideas to the table. We are a diverse organisation, supporting different groups from across the community and it is important to us that this is reflected within our Board of Trustees. Whether you are an experienced Trustee or wanting to take your first step at Board level we want to hear from you!”

The Hospice is looking for individuals to serve in a voluntary capacity (out of pocket expenses reimbursed) and provide the Board with advice in a changing palliative care background in the following areas: entrepreneurial skills, marketing and public relations, business development, financial and management experience.

The Board of Trustees meets six times a year but individual Trustees can be involved in other ways (i.e. quality audits, inspection visits, sub group meetings, links with key areas etc.) as time permits.

The closing date for applications to the Hospice’s Board of Trustees is Wednesday 21st September 2022.

For background information, an informal chat and to pursue an expression of interest form please contact Joanne Sloan, Hospice CEO, by telephone 0161 624 2727 or email

Potential candidates are also welcome to have an informal chat with an existing Trustee which can be arranged by contacting Mirriam Lawton, Chair of the Board, on the following email

The Hospice is committed to equal opportunities for all and the Board’s objective is that membership should reflect this policy.


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