Appointment of New HCSA Trustees

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Appointment of New HCSA Trustees
The Health Care Supply Association are seeking two Trustee roles on our governing board of Trustees.

We are looking for experienced individuals who have a Marketing and/or Learning and Development expertise and are well versed in these specialist areas.

The Health Care Supply Association (HCSA) became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) in November 2016 and as we approach this year’s Annual General meeting in November, in accordance with the terms of our Constitution, we need to appoint new Trustees to supplement our existing Board of Trustees.

The current Trustees are:

  • Mark Roscrow (Chairman of Trustees)
  • Ian Turner
  • Professor Duncan Eaton
  • Wesley Hall

The Board would be pleased to consider qualified ‘expressions of interest’ from individuals who are committed and possess the required qualities.


The Role of Trustees

Trustees have independent control over, and legal responsibility for the HCSA’s management and administration and to ensure it meets its objectives and responsibilities consistent with commitments given to the Charity Commission. The Trustees are also there to provide guidance to the HCSA Executive, and hold it to account for its delegated responsibility for day to day operation and management.

In summary Trustees are there to ensure the HCSA CIO is:

  • Carrying out its purpose for the public benefit
  • Complying with the Charity’s governing document (its Constitution)
  • Manging its resources responsibly

Trustees will be expected to give enough time and energy in discharging their duties and attending all Trustees meetings.

Eligibility to become a Trustee

  • Membership – Trustees must be hold membership of the HCSA
  • Disqualification- You must not act as a Trustee if you are disqualified under the Charities Act.

This includes if you:

  • are disqualified as a company director
  • have an unspent conviction for an offence involving dishonesty or deception (such as fraud)
  • are an undischarged bankrupt (or subject to sequestration in Scotland), or have a current composition or arrangement including an individual voluntary arrangement (IVA) with your creditors
  • have been removed as a trustee of any charity by the commission (or the court) because of misconduct or mismanagement

Interested in becoming a Trustee?

If you are interested in becoming a new HCSA Trustee then please email an initial ‘expression of interest’ to trustees@nhsprocurement.org.uk.

You will need to make it clear why you wish to become a Trustee, what knowledge, skills and experience you would bring to the Charity in helping it operate and develop.

A formal nomination form then also needs to be completed and returned.

Your nomination must be proposed and seconded by HCSA members.

If you are planning to email return your nomination form, we will require this to be attached as a scan of the original with signatures inserted.

Nominations must be submitted by not later than 27 September 2020.

Nominations will be considered by the Current Trustees and Executive team in the first instance and all suitable nominations will be put before HCSA members. Members will express their preferences through a ballot and the results will be announced at the AGM. Clearly if there are more suitable nominations than Trustee places then decisions will be determined by the number of votes cast. A maximum of twelve Trustees may be appointed.

This year’s AGM will be held at virtually on 18 November 2020.

 

Alan Hoskins MCIPS
Chief officer, HCSA