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Board of Trustees – Vacancies

Barnsley Hospice is a registered charity and we are currently recruiting trustees to support the existing Board. We are the only consultant-led specialist centre in Barnsley, supporting palliative patients at life’s end and their families through a range of expert services, including clinical symptom management, counselling, complementary health and wellbeing therapy and social work.

Clinical Trustee

We are specifically seeking a person with a clinical background, who is appropriately qualified and has experience of working in an NHS organisation or a hospice setting; or an experienced General Practitioner/Advanced Nurse Practitioner with a special interest in End of Life and/or Palliative Care. The person we seek should desirably be employed or recently retired and will need to have current knowledge of all aspects of Clinical Governance and possess effective leadership and management skills. The person we seek will need to possess a working knowledge of health and care in the Barnsley area.


We are looking for candidates with a proven track record of significant achievement within the business/commercial sector. Charity experience is not a prerequisite, but the ability to maintain the balance between care, compassion and commercialism will be a real benefit. You must be someone who recognises and fulfils their responsibilities and is able to practice good governance. It is important that you are someone who can see the bigger picture, keeping the aims and objectives of the charity in mind at all times.

This is a voluntary position with expenses paid.

Details of all our trustees and their terms of office can be found on our Meet the Team page.

You can find more details in our Trustee Role Description.

We are particularly keen to achieve a more diverse Board of Trustees, and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Location and time commitment

We are based in Barnsley and if successful you will receive a full induction to the hospice. The estimated time commitment total is approx. 2 days/month (day/evening) however, regular dialogue/ correspondence is required.

The process

The closing date for applications is Monday 4 July 2022.

We have a great opportunity to learn more about the role at our drop-in sessions, which will take place at the hospice on:

Wednesday 22 June 2022, 10-11 am and 6-7 pm
Tuesday 28 June 2022, 10-11 am and 6-7 pm

If you would like to apply, please send a covering letter and CV to Please ensure your covering letter describes how you meet the requirements outlined in the role description.

Interviews will take place on Monday 11 July and Tuesday 12 July please note and keep these dates available.