Closing date 31 December 2019

Contact name
Sarah Linnington

Contact email address

Contact phone number

Web address

 The Charity Commission divides the role of the Trustees into six areas:

  • Ensure the charity is carrying out its purposes for the public benefit
  • Comply with the charity’s governing document and the law
  • Act in the charity’s best interests
  • Manage the charity’s resources responsibly
  • Act with reasonable care and skill
  • Ensure the charity is accountable

[Source: Essential Trustee]

Objectives and Responsibilities

Description / Key Objectives 
  • Trustees ensure the direction and management of the charity is aligned with the requirements set out in the Memorandum and Articles of Association and compliance with regulatory requirements and relevant to the charity.
  • Trustees provide strategic advice in the BSG Executive and CEO on matters pertaining to the charity’s governance or operation.
  • Trustees provide advice on financial matters and governance to the BSG President and Treasurer.
Main Duties, Roles and Responsibilities 
  • To be registered Trustee of the BSG with the Charity Commission and sign off on the Annual Report and Accounts.
  • To attend the full BSG Trustee Board meetings (at least two annually).
  • To liaise with the BSG Executive, BSG Council and BSG Chief Executive.
  • To sit (as required or volunteered) on the Trustee Sub-Committees (eg. Investment, Remuneration, and the occasional appointment of senior officers).
  • To provide independent advice to the charity that draws on personal or professional experience.
  • To scrutinise and contribute to the strategic direction and priorities of the BSG


General / Admin Elements 

  • To report back or comment at regular intervals on the activities of the Society.
  • To communicate professionally, effectively and accurately on behalf of the BSG, both verbally and in written form with a wide variety of persons

Eligibility and process of application

Person Specification Essential Desirable
Experience Previous experience in a professional discipline or industry outside medicine and the provision of healthcare services

Experience as a Trustee of other Charities


Understanding or experience of healthcare in the UK or internationally

Personal Qualities Required

Evidence of Leadership skills or effective roles

Horizon of 3-5 years for matters relevant to the BSG

Evidence of strategic development or implementation

Understanding of governance

Time, resilience & commitment to undertake the roles

Ability & willingness to work and participate in a team environment

Ability to inspire or empower others

Board level or equivalent experience

Evidence of governance role or experience


  • Experience at a senior level in a professional discipline or industry outside medicine and the provision of healthcare services
  • The professional background desired of a Trustee at any one time will usually compliment that of the other Trustees Applications and are sought through brief CV’s and covering letters setting out your experience and interest in the role.
  • A job description is provided below and informal discussion with the President and/or another Trustee is invited.
  • Appointment will be made following formal interview receipt of a satisfactory reference. A full induction programme will be provided.
  • This is a three year appointment term with the opportunity to renew

To be considered for this role, submit your 2 page CV and cover letter to the Executive Secretary, Sarah Linnington, at by 5pm on Tuesday 31st December 2019, with candidates advised if shortlisted week commencing 6th January 2020.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 14th January 2020.