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Chair of Council

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st June 2020

  • Advertised from 3rd April 2020


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

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

Application notes

To apply please email a completed application form which should be emailed to Amanda Regan This should be accompanied by a brief CV and covering letter (addressed to Dr Linda Pollock, Chair of Nominations Committee) summarising why you are interested in this role, the skills and experience you bring and your vision for QNIS.

Informal enquiries to Clare Cable, Chief Executive & Nurse Director or telephone 07834 571 031

Closing date for completed applications: midday, Monday 1 June 2020.

Interviews will be held in Edinburgh (videoconference facilities available) on Tuesday 23 June 2020 – this date remains subject to change given current circumstances.

QNIS is an organisation that values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.