Clinical Trustee – Volunteer

We are based in Boston Spa, Wetherby and care for children and young people from across Yorkshire with progressive, life-limiting conditions, whilst also providing support to their families.

We are looking for talented, passionate, experienced individual to join us a Clinical Trustee.

We have exciting plans to continue to grow and develop both our people and services and we are looking for a Clinical Trustee with clinical expertise in the provision of children’s health and social care to join our Board of Trustees and support us to drive the organisation forward, shaping our strategy for the future as we aim for reaching the highest standards in all that we do. Our clinical trustee will support the hospice’s mission and ensure it is effectively led. This is a key position supporting the work of our Board of Trustees and helping to inform and guide the strategic vision for the hospice.

The role

In addition to the statutory duties applicable to all trustees, trustees with clinical backgrounds should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to assist the Board of Trustees to understand the clinical issues raised at board meetings.

This may involve:

  • reviewing clinical documents brought to the board
  • using your background clinical expertise to advise the board and the Strategic Management Team on strategic direction from the perspective of referrers to the hospice
  • the ability to make recommendations to the Board of Trustees based on your clinical experience and knowledge
  • providing guidance on new initiatives relevant to hospice users, for example, new treatments
  • advising the board on other issues in which you as a trustee may have special expertise
  • demonstrating willingness and approachability in dealing with enquiries from staff or trustees

This is a voluntary position and trustees are required to attend four board meetings each year and four meetings of the Clinical Effectiveness Committee which is a sub-committee of the board.

Our ideal candidate

We are particularly interested in individuals who can bring expertise and experience in the areas of children’s health and social care (Paediatricians, Nurses, AHP’s and Social Care professionals) and have a passion about delivering high standards of care. Our expectation is that individuals will have attained a position of leadership in their field, have a good understanding of governance and be able to demonstrate their commitment to help Martin House achieve its aims.

To be successful in the role you will need to have:

  • relevant recognised professional clinical qualification
  • clinical experience ideally relevant to the users of the hospice, for example, paediatric neurology, neurodisability, neuromuscular, community paediatrics or social care.
  • ability to assist non-medical trustees with interpretation of clinical information in documents provided to the Board
  • experience of leadership in a health or social care setting
  • a good understanding of effective clinical governance practice
How to apply

If you are interested in this position, please review the online recruitment pack and forward your CV along with a statement explaining why you would like to volunteer with us and what contributions and added value you feel you can make as a clinical trustee to Martin House.

Email applications should be sent to

Applications should clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the role and our values.

Next steps

We will invite candidates to interview as and when successful applications are received.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 30 June 2022

For further information, an informal discussion, or if you require any reasonable adjustments at any stage of the application process, please contact: Rachel Sherbourne,

We would like to thank you for considering making a difference at Martin House and wish you the best of luck with your application.

We look forward to hearing from you.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All roles are subject to safer recruitment practices, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Diversity & Inclusion:

At Martin House our children, families and colleagues come from a wide range of backgrounds and we value the unique contribution that each individual can bring. We strongly believe that a diverse and inclusive team where everyone can be themselves and feel at home is vital to our work, and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

Role details

End Date:
Martin House Children’s Hospice

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