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Ayrshire Hospice
Non-remunerated, expenses paid

Each of us will, at some point in our life, experience the loss of a loved one, the grief and loss that brings, or see our lives touched by life-limiting illness. The Ayrshire Hospice has been a leader in specialist palliative care for over 30 years, helping you, your family and your friends through those difficult times. We have provided this care, wherever the person needs it, at our in-patient unit and day services on Racecourse Road in Ayr, in care homes and hospitals, as well as in people’s homes in the community from Largs to Ballantrae, from Brodick to New Cumnock; we are here for the whole of Ayrshire, Arran and beyond. Our service covers 1,129 square miles and serves a community of 370,000 people. We provide care to those with incurable life-limiting illnesses, their families and loved ones wherever best suits their needs.

We are now seeking Trustees to join our Board, to contribute knowledge, skills and fresh thinking to drive the organisation through the next stages of growth and development. We are looking to speak with potential Trustees from a variety of backgrounds, with equality and diversity of thought being absolutely important. All skill sets and backgrounds will be considered – if you are an innovative and forward-thinking individual who shares our core values, we would like to hear from you.

We are seeking individuals that:

  • Are proven leaders with experience navigating change and transformation
  • Have a strong understanding of governance and compliance structures
  • Can demonstrable passion for and belief in the work that we do
  • Possesses strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Have a proven ability to build and maintain strong and productive relationships
  • Are committed to equality, diversity and inclusivity at all levels

The Board is responsible for the strategic direction, accountability of the organisation, as well as risk management, quality and performance monitoring. Trustees are expected to challenge and contribute to the development of the organisation and ensure financial controls and governance systems are robust, transparent and compliant with regulation.

More information on the organisation, role and how to apply can be found at

For a confidential chat, please call Debbie Shields, on 0141 212 7555.