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Trustee – Generalist

Helen & Douglas House
Post date
7 November 2019
Closing date
22 November 2019
Unpaid (but essential travel and subsistence expenses are payable)
A minimum of 12 full working days per year.
Contact email

We have a fantastic opportunity for a new Trustee at our amazing children’s hospice in Oxford. We are looking for Trustee who has wide-ranging experience and who is a high performing person. We are field leaders in children’s palliative care and without a great Trustee Board we could not provide the level of care and support that we do.

Helen & Douglas House provides symptom management, end-of-life care, respite, emotional and bereavement support across central southern England. We are dedicated to the care and support of babies, children, teenagers and young adults and their families. We provide in-house care at our purpose-built facilities in Oxford, 24/7 and we support people in their own homes, their local community, and in hospitals. We do this through our expert team of staff and volunteers, working closely with each individual, their family, and the wider team of professionals around them.

The Role:

This very fulfilling role is unpaid and a time commitment of at least six days a year plus the requirement to attend other ad hoc meetings and events. Board Meetings currently take place bi-monthly in Oxford. Training and support will be provided.

What Next?

The closing date for applications is 10am, 22nd November 2019 and the interviews will be held w/c 9th December 2019 at the hospice.

Individuals at Helen & Douglas House are required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. Helen & Douglas House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Helen & Douglas House is committed to achieving greater diversity in its board, and welcome applications regardless of sex, gender, race, age, sexuality, belief or disability.

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