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Charity Trustees Sought

Do you want to help make a difference by sharing your expertise? Are you looking for a new challenge?  If so, you may be just the person Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity is looking for.

Countess Mountbatten House is a special organisation where people with life limiting illnesses, both in our Hospice and our community, are cared for by a team that delivers ‘over and above’. The Hospice serves a community in excess of 720,000 people and our catchment spans 460 square miles across Southampton and South West Hampshire. Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity raises approximately £1 million each year for Countess Mountbatten House.
We wish to appoint two new trustees who have experience and expertise in one of the following areas:

  • Charity Retail
  • Finance – whether as a Treasurer or as an additional Trustee with financial qualifications (experience of charity finance is desirable but not essential)

Applicants should also be able to understand the role of a trustee volunteer, support strategic decision-making and uphold high standards of professionalism and quality.

The role involves a time commitment of about 12 days a year to attend board meetings (held on Thursdays bi-monthly, 5.30 – 7.30pm, in the Hospice) and carry out other trustee duties. The role is a voluntary post but out of pocket expenses can be paid.

If you would like an informal and confidential chat about the role of Trustee prior to applying, please do not hesitate to contact our CEO, Lesley Burn on 07917879247.

So, if you like the prospect of a challenge and can bring fresh excitement and passion to the future vision of the charity, please e-mail your CV and Supporting Statement, in a Word format marked Private and Confidential, to Lesley Burn, CEO, at lesley@cmhcharity.org.uk


Volunteer Community Fundraisers

Would you like to be part of a fun and dedicated fundraising team? Are you passionate about your local community? Would you like to raise funds for Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity (CMHC)?

We NEED Volunteer Community Fundraisers (VCF) with enthusiasm, passion and inspiration – committed to offering their skills and time to help us to make a difference.

Working alongside our Fundraising Team you will help raise awareness and funds for CMHC. There are so many ways you can support us: place our Charity collection boxes,  distribute Charity event posters, help out at one of our events or organise your own fundraising activity. If you have a positive, can-do approach, we want to hear from you!

If you’re interested in becoming a VCF please contact our Fundraising Coordinator Ruth Andrew ruth@cmhcharity.org.uk 02380 475345. Applicants will be sent a role description and application pack. Successful applicants will be invited for an informal interview at CMHC. VCF will operate under the guidance of, and provide support to, the Fundraising Team.


Charity Shop Volunteers

Volunteer Shop Assistant at The Hospice Shop, Chandlers Ford

Opportunities 7 days a week, flexible hours between 9:30 – 4:30

What’s involved?

As a Volunteer Shop Assistant, you’ll use your good communication and interpersonal skills to ensure our customers have a great shopping experience. Working in a team, you’ll keep the shop looking presentable and inviting, welcome and assist customers and receive training to operate our tills. We’ll give you support and encouragement to use your own interests in areas such as fashion, books and antiques to help merchandise and display our stock in a way that will be appealing to customers. All volunteers will be expected to assist with sorting donated items as part of their role but we are also keen to hear from anyone interested in joining us as a Volunteer Stock Processor.

This role is based in our stock room, will involve reasonable moving and lifting and needs a quick and methodical approach with minimal supervision. A good eye for fashion labels and designer/vintage pieces would be beneficial.

Why should you volunteer for us?

Your time is a valuable gift and we promise to put it to good use. Every hour you can give will help to raise funds which are used to deliver and enhance services for our patients and their families. You’ll be in the heart of our community, representing our charity and raising awareness of our work, as well as raising money!

Volunteering in our shop can benefit you too; it’s a great way to gain work experience, learn new skills, meet new people and become involved in your community. Full training is provided.

We look forward to hearing from you – email gina@cmhcharity.org.uk


Volunteer Mealtime Assistant at Countess Mountbatten House

Opportunities 7 days a week, 1 hour at 8:00am, 12:30pm and 17:30pm

What’s involved?

Volunteer Mealtime Assistants work in support of paid staff, providing 1-2-1 assistance which can help our patients with additional support needs to enjoy their meals with dignity and respect. Taking direction from staff, volunteers will help to distribute food and drinks at mealtimes and will be signposted to any patients that require volunteer help, alleviating staff to provide care for patients.

Volunteers will be given training and expected to attend regular supervision for this role.

Why should you volunteer for us?

Your support enables us to enhance the excellent care provided by paid, clinical staff and directly benefits our patients during the time they are staying at Countess Mountbatten House. You’ll learn new skills, gain experience of working in a clinical setting and have the opportunity to meet lots of new people. We’ll provide full training and support as long as you are volunteering with us.

We look forward to hearing from you – email gina@cmhcharity.org.uk


 

Volunteer Mealtime Assistant at Countess Mountbatten House

Opportunities 7 days a week, 1 hour at 8:00am, 12:30pm and 17:30pm

What’s involved?

Volunteer Mealtime Assistants work in support of paid staff, providing 1-2-1 assistance which can help our patients with additional support needs to enjoy their meals with dignity and respect. Taking direction from staff, volunteers will help to distribute food and drinks at mealtimes and will be signposted to any patients that require volunteer help, alleviating staff to provide care for patients.

Volunteers will be given training and expected to attend regular supervision for this role.

Why should you volunteer for us?

Your support enables us to enhance the excellent care provided by paid, clinical staff and directly benefits our patients during the time they are staying at Countess Mountbatten House. You’ll learn new skills, gain experience of working in a clinical setting and have the opportunity to meet lots of new people. We’ll provide full training and support as long as you are volunteering with us.

We look forward to hearing from you – email gina@cmhcharity.org.uk

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