Trustee - Clinical

  • Job Reference: 00000220-1
  • Date posted: 8 November 2019
  • Recruiter: Helen & Douglas House
  • Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/benefits: Travel expenses paid for
  • Sector: Children & Young People, Community Care & Hospices, Health, Volunteer
  • Job type: Trustee
  • Duration: At least 6 days a year
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job description

We have a fantastic opportunity for a new Trustee at our amazing children’s hospice in Oxford. We are looking for Trustee who has a clinical background and who is a high performing and experienced 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. 

For more information regarding Helen & Douglas House please visit our website:

The specific role that we are looking to fill is a Trustee - Clinical Representative. Your role would include offering advice, assistance and support to the Director of Clinical Services in the further development of our services to children, young adults and their families. 

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. 

For more information or an informal discussion please contact Clare Periton (CEO) on 01865 794749 or email or our Trustee Chair by email 

What Next?

If, after reading this as well as the key requirements from the job description, you think this sounds like you then please 'apply for this job now' to email a CV and Covering letter.

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

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.