Lay trustee - Healthcare Infection Society
Meetings are held in central London and/or via Zoom.
The Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) is a membership organisation and charity whose objectives are to advance knowledge and disseminate information concerning the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs). HIS members are from the medical professions, particularly consultant microbiologists and trainees, as well as nurses and other health professionals with an interest in infection prevention and control.
The Society’s income is generated predominantly from subscriptions to the Journal of Hospital Infection (JHI). The JHI is published monthly, and includes original articles that relate to all aspects of infection prevention and control in healthcare settings. The JHI also publishes articles that relate to national policies or guidelines. Infection Prevention in Practice (IPIP) was launched in March 2019 and is the Society’s gold open access journal. This low cost fully online journal welcomes quality articles in the field of infection prevention and control, clinical microbiology and the global burden of infection in healthcare.
In addition to the publication of journals HIS funds original research and organises an extensive programme of events including courses, conferences and training days for healthcare professionals.
Lay trustee role
Our current Lay trustee will demit in November 2021. HIS Council (who are the Board of Trustees and co-opted members) is looking for a new Lay trustee who is a non-medical specialist aligned to the ethos of HIS, and who would enjoy the opportunity to contribute their expertise to provide the robust and dynamic governance that is needed to ensure HIS remains on mission and achieves its ambitions to grow.
In this role, and along with the Council and Chief Executive, the Lay trustee will help inspire, set and maintain the charity’s vision, mission and values. The Lay trustee will help to deliver the 2020-2025 strategy, and ensure compliance and accountability for finances, legal and governmental obligations are met. Previous experience in a trustee role is not essential, as a full induction will be provided.
Taking on the role of a trustee of HIS is a significant undertaking. The Council meets at least four times per year during the working week, and an appropriate time commitment will be required over the course of the year for the preparative work required in between meetings.
We are particularly interested to hear from individuals with property investment and management, the delivery of digital education or scientific publishing professional experience. Candidates should not have a clinical background. HIS is committed to creating an inclusive culture that supports equality and diversity, and we welcome applications from any individual who supports the Society’s objectives and wishes to make an active contribution to their delivery.
Further information is available in the Lay trustee information pack and the HIS website.
How to apply
A completed application form and trustee eligibility form (which are available via the HIS website) should be emailed to Dr Kay Miller, Chief Executive.
In the first instance, if desired, please contact Kay for an informal discussion.
30 July 2021. Interviews will be held in September 2021.