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Person Specification

Personal Qualities

  • A visible passion for and commitment to Trinity, its purpose and strategic objectives
  • A high degree of personal integrity and commitment to the values of Trinity
  • Strong inter-personal and relationship building abilities, with a willingness to engage with staff, supporters and those helped by Trinity to develop a strong understanding of the culture and ethos of the charity
  • Tact and diplomacy, with the ability to listen and engage effectively
  • Strong networking capabilities and the ability to act as a visible champion for Trinity and its staff
  • Ability to foster and promote a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to commit the necessary time to conduct the role well, including attending events out of office hours


  • Successful senior leadership in a substantial and complex organisational environment including responsibility for strategy, and financial and business performance
  • Leadership of, or senior engagement with, substantial not for profit fundraising activity of various types
  • Working at board level in a not for profit or third sector organisation, or experience that indicates the ability to do so successfully
  • External representation at a senior level, communicating and maintaining partnerships with a diverse stakeholder community
  • Chairing meetings at board level, with senior staff and with external stakeholders


  • An experience-based understanding of how to govern and manage an organisation for long term success
  • An understanding of the social, political and economic environment in which charitable health care is provided
  • A good understanding of the nature and purpose of hospice care, in the community and for in-patients
  • A good understanding of the legal and financial frameworks within which charities operate
  • An experienced based understanding of the roles played by the trustees and the executives in a charity and the distinction between them