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.
Supporting and facilitating wellbeing and a healthier lifestyle for the Community.
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 Foundations Chief Executive Officer
approving the Foundations 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 Foundations Board is established by the Hospitals Foundations Act 2018. Board members should demonstrate most of the following skills and attributes to successfully meet the Boards and the Foundations 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 Foundations vision and purpose.
Requirements for the Chairperson
The chair acts as an important link between the board and the organisations 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 organisations 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 chairs 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 organisations 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
PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL
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... .