HarmonI

Board Member with Health and Social Care Experience

Bangor, Co. Down

TBC

Volunteer Board Member

Voluntary with expenses

Noon, Monday 9th March 2020

As one of the province’s oldest charities, HarmonI is hoping to welcome to the board someone with experience of Health and Social Care to help encourage sustainable independent living for people who live with disability or disadvantage.

Role:

Providing care and hostel accommodation, HarmonI’s trustees is keen to enhance its existing relationships with statutory and third sector stakeholders in its health and social care space. The new trustee will be able to contribute ideas on the actions HarmonI needs to take to position itself not just as a service provider to statutory health bodies, but as a strategic partner. The individual may already even have key public sector influencers in their networks who can provide guidance on how to deliver that strategic goal.

Skills and Competencies:

The new postholder will be able to interpret how the political, economic and environmental developments that they observe affect HarmonI. It is hoped that they can proactively report their analysis to the charity’s Board and Executive team. HarmonI also hopes that the new board member it recruits can bring to bear their experience of strategic change management to the organisation. Their career may well have included the management and administration of services, but experience of managing transitions in the workplace and in the design and delivery of meaningful service improvements will be highly prized. While having the right skill set is important to the role, having the right mindset is just as important. HarmonI has a 140 year track record of excellent service provision to some of the most vulnerable people in society. Those service users come first in any consideration. Many of its existing board members have a head for business, but all of them have a social heart.

The values and behaviours that HarmonI seeks from its board members are based on the Nolan Principles. Those interested in serving as a HarmonI trustee must agree to adhere to the following principles:

1. Selflessness – board members should take decisions solely in terms of the interest of the charity’s beneficiaries.
2. Integrity – board members must avoid placing themselves under any obligation to people or organisations that might try inappropriately to influence them in their role as a board member. They should not act or take decisions in order to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves, their family, or their friends. They must declare and resolve any interests and relationships.
3. Objectivity – board members must act and take decisions impartially, fairly and on merit, using the best evidence and without discrimination or bias.
4. Accountability – board members are accountable for their decisions and actions to the public through the regulators, and must submit themselves to the scrutiny necessary to ensure this.
5. Openness – board members should act and take decisions in an open and transparent manner. Appropriate information should not be withheld from HarmonI’s stakeholders unless there are clear and lawful reasons for so doing.
6. Honesty – board members should be truthful.
7. Leadership – board members should exhibit these principles in their own behaviour. They should actively promote and robustly support the principles and be willing to challenge poor behaviour wherever it occurs.

Qualification

We invite people from across all sectors who have the relevant skills and who connect with the mission and values of HarmonI to submit their CV.

How to Apply

The information pack is available to download on the right.

Application is made by submission of your CV to Con Collins at Engage. To do this, or for an informal discussion about the opportunity, please contact Con t: 028 9024 5356 e: con@engageexec.co.uk

Bangor, Co. Down

TBC

Volunteer Board Member

Voluntary with expenses

Noon, Monday 9th March 2020

Engage Board Recruitment Information Pack HarmonI Health and Social Care