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Trustees required

17th March 2017

Help us put a first aider in every home in Wales.

St John is a major international charity which provides first aid, health care and support services in over 40 countries around the world. Together they make up the Order of St John, an Order of Chivalry of the British Crown with Her Majesty the Queen as its Sovereign Head, which is accredited to the United Nations.

St John Cymru Wales is an independent Priory within the Order of St John and is Wales’ leading first aid charity. Despite its long and prestigious history, St John today is a modern, dynamic and performance driven organisation. Entirely self-funded, it operates successful commercial businesses providing training and ambulance services. It is supported in its charitable work by over 4000 highly committed, skilled volunteers, including 2000 young people making it one of Wales’ largest youth organisations proving a gateway to the health care professions. 

In accordance with our governance rules, our current trustee appointments run for a triennium ending on the 24th of June 2017. This presents an exciting opportunity for suitable persons to join us in governing the charity.

We are looking to appoint suitable applicants for the following Principal and Senior Principal Officer roles. Given the seniority of the roles, applicants must be able to demonstrate the highest level of interest in fully supporting the charity, their willingness to be strong advocates for the charity and their ability to steer the charity towards achieving its strategic priorities.

Sub Prior

The appointment of this senior role will be made by the Grand Prior of the Order. The Sub Prior will assume all the responsibilities of the Prior in their absence. 

Chancellor

The appointment of this senior role will be made by the Grand Prior of the Order. The Chancellor is responsible to the Trustee board for the governance of the charity with overriding control of policy implementation. They will advise the Trustee board on all secular matters and in co-operation with the Chief Executive and Senior Management Team they will oversee the efficient operation of the charity.

Bailiff of St David’s

This honorary appointment will perform such duties as appropriate to the rank as may be required by the Prior and Trustee board.

Treasurer

The principal financial advisor to the charity, the Treasurer will report to the trustee board on all financial matters. They will maintain an overview of the charities affairs, ensure its financial viability and ensure that proper financial records and procedures are maintained.

In addition to the above, we are looking for Trustees who can bring specific skills and experience to the trustee board in the following disciplines:

  • Volunteering

  • Youth work

  • Clinical/Medical

  • Commercial/Business management

  • Property Management

  • Fundraising 

  • Law

  • IT

  • Human Resources

Interested applicants will need to be able to demonstrate strong competencies in their individual field of expertise. Ideally you will have experience of working within a charity Board and you should have held a senior role that highlights your skills and abilities in one of the specified areas. 

As well as specific expertise, applicants should be able to show commitment to the charity’s aims and objectives, the willingness to devote the necessary time and effort, strategic vision, good judgement, willingness to speak their mind, ability to work as a team and a belief in Nolan’s seven principles of public life.

St John will provide an induction programme for all new Trustees.

To apply, please submit your CV, together with a supporting statement outlining your interest in joining St John, your specific area of interest and how you meet the required criteria, to: Keith Dunn OBE, KStJ, Chief Executive, St John Cymru Wales, Priory House, Beignon Close, Ocean Way, Cardiff CF24 5PB, or email keith@stjohnwales.org.uk

If you require any further information then please do not hesitate to contact Keith Dunn on 029 2044 9644.

Closing date for applications will be the 2nd April 2017. 

We are planning to hold interviews for shortlisted candidates from 18 to 21 April, 2017.

These roles are voluntary and unpaid but appropriate expenses will be met.

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St John Cymru Wales
Priory House,
Beignon Close,
Ocean Way,
Cardiff
CF24 5PB

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Company number 5071073
Registered in England & Wales
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