Trustee of The Ella Rowcroft Endowment Trust

Closing Date: 7th September, 2022

Interview Date: 19th September, 2022

The Ella Rowcroft Endowment Trust has been recently established to create a long-term permanent endowment for Rowcroft Hospice. For 40 years Rowcroft Hospice has been caring for patients and their loved ones living with life limiting illnesses across South Devon. 

Rowcroft works around the clock, seven days a week, supporting families during the hardest days imaginable and helping them to share precious moments together, making each and every day the best day possible. Rowcroft’s care is offered free of charge to all adults, irrespective of diagnosis or circumstance. 

This is a new and exciting proposition to local and also national supporters where donations are protected within an endowment and build a long-term legacy so that Rowcroft can continue to provide the best care possible for generations to come. 

Our strategic goal is to build a successful Endowment Fund worth £10m plus in 5 years and is a fundamental part of Rowcroft’s plans to build a sustainable and secure financial future.  

The Role 

This is an opportunity to make a huge difference as a Member and Trustee of The Ella Rowcroft Endowment Trust: – 

  • This is a fundraising board to build a substantial endowment legacy and it is the role of the Board to actively drive fundraising for the endowment offer.  
  • As a key member of the Board, you will contribute to the strategic direction of the Trust, defining policies and outcomes, setting targets and measuring performance. 
  • Your contribution to the Board will ensure good governance & effective and efficient leadership for the successful operation of the charity. 

The Person 

We are looking for someone who recognises the value of the work of the hospice and its strategic direction and therefore the need for its long term sustainability. You should be committed to the success of the endowment trust and be an enthusiastic advocate /ambassador for its growth into the future. 

You will have: 

  • A strong Business acumen 
  • A sound Commercial and financial background 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Great team player attributes 

If you are motivated by the opportunity to contribute at Board level to the development of our Endowment Trust, to secure and grow the essential services and support provided by Rowcroft Hospice into the future, we would love to hear from you. 

To Apply 

For further information, please download the briefing pack. We encourage confidential conversations with our retained recruitment partner Anna Jay, MD Public Leaders Appointments for prior to submitting your application: 

Closing Date: 7th September 2022 

Interviews: 19th September 2022 

When applying we would also be grateful if you could complete the Equality and Diversity recruitment monitoring form 

The Ella Rowcroft Endowment Trust is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), registered in England and Wales with charity number 1186330. Registered office: Rainbow House, Avenue Road, Torquay, Devon TQ2 5LS. 


Rowcroft Hospice is an Equal Opportunities Employer
Rowcroft Hospice – Rowcroft House Foundation Ltd
Avenue Road, Torquay, Devon TQ2 5LS
Registered Charity No. 282723

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