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Would you like to become a Trustee or Adviser for Butterfly Children’s Hospices?

11 January 2018

Butterfly Children's Hospices in China are looking for international Trustees and Advisers to assist them in their work.

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference but not sure how? Butterfly Children's Hospices in China are looking for international Trustees and Advisers to assist them in their work.

A call for volunteers to these positions can be found on their website and reads as follows: 

Maybe your skills are what our charity needs as we make some important changes to our structure to ensure future sustainability for our important work caring for life-limited children in China.

We are currently planning to move the oversight and governance of our children’s palliative care work in China from our present UK based International Board to a new Board within China itself and need to recruit trustees to the International Board to help implement this strategy.

We also want to review the purpose and strategic direction of our charity to ensure it fulfils its Mission Statement following this change, and the future role of the present UK based International Board.

BCH has sister charities in the US, Australia and Hong Kong that support them.

New trustees can be based anywhere in the world.

About Butterfly Children's Hospices

Butterfly Children’s Hospices is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), registered in the UK, working with the Chinese government to provide loving care and treatment for children with life-limiting conditions and life-threatening illnesses in China.

They have a children’s hospice, The Butterfly Home, in Changsha, Hunan Province, and support other projects in the country with specialist nursing care and advice for children who have palliative care needs, including those with complex illnesses and at the end of life.

For those not wanting to take on the full role and responsibilities of a trustee they are also seeking individuals with particular experience of China who are willing to act as part time advisers to the charity.

Both roles are voluntary and are not accompanied by any financial remuneration.

Trustees and Advisers

For both the trustee and adviser roles BCH are looking for people with the following skills and experience:
  • Knowledge of how businesses and charities work in China
  • International experience in children’s palliative care at a senior healthcare professionals level, particularly in South East Asia
  • Organisation development skills
  • Ability to draw on legal experience
  • Publicity and fundraising experience, including the use of social media
  • Time commitment for trustees

Time commitment for Trustees

  • Attend quarterly board meetings (held via conference call);
  • Attend sub committees (e.g. finance, fundraising);
  • Provide guidance on issues in which the trustee has special expertise;
  • Contribute advice and support on an ad-hoc basis.
  • Time commitment for advisers

Time commitment for Advisers

  • Be available on an ad-hoc basis for advice and discussion with the CEO and trustees;
  • Attend quarterly Board meetings from time to time to give their opinion on planned actions and progress.

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