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Volunteer Board Member & Volunteer Board Chair

Date listed: 19/6/2020
Ipswich Contract

About The Organisation

The Ipswich Hospital Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organisation that supports our community by helping to fund equipment, services, and programs as well as staff development, research and scholarships to support the West Moreton Hospital and Health Service.

Our Vision

Supporting and facilitating wellbeing and a healthier lifestyle for the Community.

Legislative Objectives:
1. To support, improve or promote WMHHS
2. To give financial support for education, training or development of WMHHS staff and volunteers
3. To give financial support for persons studying medical/health services
4. To give financial support for research in medical or health science
5. Support or promote the objectives of preventing illness and improving health and wellbeing

The Foundation Board

The Foundation is governed by its Board, whose role includes:
• maintaining high levels of accountability to stakeholders and external regulators
• developing and protecting the integrity of the Foundation
• developing strategies and directions for the Foundation
• monitoring the performance of the Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer
• approving the Foundation’s annual budget
• monitoring the performance of the Foundation against strategic and financial goals
• identifying and managing areas of business risk
• raising organisational awareness of the external environment
• ensuring compliance with statutory, financial, social & corporate governance responsibilities and
• identifying fundraising opportunities for the Foundation.

Requirements for Board Members

Membership of the Foundation’s Board is established by the Hospitals Foundations Act 2018. Board members should demonstrate most of the following skills and attributes to successfully meet the Board’s and the Foundation’s objectives:
• strategic capability and leadership
• an ability to build corporate and community relationships
• governance / risk management skills
• audit, accounting, and financial management skills
• fundraising and not-for-profit sector experience
• previous experience as a Board member
• alignment with the Foundation’s vision and purpose.

Requirements for the Chairperson

The chair acts as an important link between the board and the organisation’s management via the CEO. The chair is responsible for leadership of the board including:
• facilitating proper information flow to the board
• facilitating the effective functioning of the board including managing the conduct, frequency, and length of board meetings
• communicating the views of the board, in conjunction with the CEO, to the organisation’s broader stakeholders and to the public.
• lead the forging of a strong relationship with WMHHS with regard to the needs and priorities West Moreton Health
• leading the process of the CEO appointment, performance monitoring / review and professional development.
In performing his/her role, the chair’s responsibilities also include
In consultation with the CEO:
• setting the agenda for the matters to be considered by the board
• seeking to ensure that the information provided to the board is relevant, accurate, timely and sufficient to keep the board appropriately informed of the performance of the organisation and of any developments that may have a material impact on the organisation or its performance
• seeking to ensure that communications with stakeholders and the public are accurate and effective
• Seeking to ensure that the board as a whole has the opportunity to maintain adequate understanding of the organisation’s financial position, strategic performance, operations and affairs generally and the opportunities and challenges facing the organisation
• Facilitating open and constructive communications amongst board members and encouraging their contribution to board deliberations
• Overseeing and facilitating board, committee and board member evaluation reviews and succession planning
• Liaising and interfacing with the CEO as the primary contact between the board and management; and
• Liaising with and counselling, as appropriate, board members.
The Chairperson serves in an honorary capacity and receive no fees for their services on the Board or its Committees.

Expressions of Interest

If you are interested in nominating for membership of the Board, please e-mail your CV (2 pages maximum) and a covering letter in support of your nomination to the contact details below by COB 7 July 2020

Board Selection Panel Chairperson
C/- HHS Legal Council
Ipswich Hospital, Chelmsford Avenue
Ipswich, Qld 4305


Any enquiries seeking further information should be directed to Claire Barratt from West Moreton Health on 0408 583... .

Ceo & general management
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