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About The Florence Nightingale Foundation
The Florence Nightingale Foundation is an independent charity set up to be a living memorial to Florence Nightingale by advancing the study of nursing and by promoting excellence in nursing, midwifery and health visiting practice.
The foundation aims to improve health, clinical outcomes and patient experience, through building nursing and midwifery clinical and research leadership capacity and capability. It does this by enabling nurses and midwives, our scholars, to access sophisticated and bespoke leadership development opportunities, both in the UK and overseas, tailored to the scholar’s needs. The bespoke leadership development programmes ensure the foundation’s offer remains unique and highly sought after. All of our scholars describe the experience with the foundation as ‘life-changing’ both professionally and personally. This has given them the confidence to lead with integrity, challenge when they may not have done so previously and importantly recognise that by staying within their profession, they can make a real difference to patient care and health outcomes.
The Trustee Role
The Board of Trustees meets at least four times a year. In addition to the Board, there are four Governance and Assurance Committee meetings and four Finance and Investment Committee meetings.
As a trustee you’d serve up two three-year terms of office, with a possible third term following a review of performance and a consideration of the balance of skills and expertise needed on the board at that time. We choose all our trustees based on a person specification and a skills matrix which reflects the needs of good governance and the nursing and midwifery professions.
How to apply
Apply to firstname.lastname@example.org and send the documents listed below:
You need references from two people who can provide evidence about your ability to work strategically at board level, and also your specialist knowledge (in relation to the person specification). The Florence Nightingale Foundation will contact them following successful interviews.
On your CV, for each referee, please provide: