About QNIS: The Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS) is a small charity doing big things to promote excellence in community nursing to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Scotland. We support, encourage and inspire nurses employed by the NHS, independent or charitable sector who work in a huge range of roles across Scotland to really make a difference for the communities they serve. QNIS is a fully constituted and independent charity, registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regular (OSCR) as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation or SCIO. SCIO status provides limited liability for Trustees. For more information visit oscr.org.uk/managing-a-charity/faqs
QNIS Council: QNIS Council includes up to 15 Trustees. It meets four times per year to discuss governance issues, and an AGM takes place usually in November. The meetings are held during working hours at our office 31 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh. Council papers are sent out a week in advance.
The role: The Institute is currently looking for a new Chair to oversee the highest standards of governance for a flourishing organisation in line with OSCR’s Guidance on Charity Trustee Duties. We are looking for a Chair who will lead this ambitious small charity as it seeks to unleash the potential of nurses across Scotland’s communities.
The role of the Chair is to:
· Lead the Council of Trustees, ensuring that collectively there are the right skills and expertise for good governance.
· Work with Trustees to make sure that the charity is operating sustainably, strategically, effectively and there is sound financial governance.
· Establish a great working relationship with the Chief Executive and Nurse Director providing support and advice while respecting executive responsibility.
· Facilitate meetings with energy and good humour so Trustees enjoy their governance role.
Further information can be found on the QNIS website