Caring for People in Harrow & Brent

Trustee (People & Organisational Development)

Contract: Voluntary

Salary: Expenses paid

Hours of Work: 1 day per month

Closing Date: 9th October 2023

Thank you for taking the time in your busy life to consider becoming a Trustee at St Luke’s Hospice (Harrow & Brent). 

St Luke’s is offering a rewarding opportunity to someone with senior leadership and governance experience who can bring a wealth of experience to the Board of Trustees, and build a strong and effective partnership with the Chair, CEO and Director of People & Organisation Development. You will have a passion for end-of-life care, a collaborative working style and be willing and able to devote 1 day per month to the role. Current experience in People and Organisation Development strategies and practices is essential.

You will be working at the highest level with other experienced and interesting colleagues, helping to shape and define the future choices for this relevant and important organisation at a strategically fascinating moment in its evolution. For leaders with board experience, this is an interesting opportunity to “sit on the other side” of the boardroom table. For emerging leaders this gives you first-hand experience of how boards make decisions and interact with executives. It will be an exciting journey and you will be working with colleagues who are committed, passionate and ambitious for the best outcome for our community. It will be a deeply rewarding experience and you will know that your contribution has really helped patients and our dedicated teams. 

St Luke’s is a charity providing free care and support to people living in Harrow and Brent during the last phase of their lives. We help our patients to live as well as possible and to make every moment matter, whether that is here at the Hospice or at home, where we provide two-thirds of our care. We help people die with dignity and in the place of their choice. In 2022 we supported over 2,000 patients and their families. 

St Luke’s is a special place that is cherished by our local communities. We believe that once someone is told that they are not going to recover from their ill health, every hour of every day becomes precious and must be the best it can be. To make this happen, we listen carefully to understand what matters most to our patients and together, we plan how to meet their needs and those of their families. Each concern becomes our priority. We move quickly to treat symptoms and provide the family with support including 24-hour practical and emotional help so that fears can be allayed, and important conversations held.

Our Inpatient Unit and offices are based in Kenton Grange where the work of our clinical staff is underpinned by finance, fundraising, education, wellbeing, and other teams. Our Wellbeing Team is being enhanced this year and we are spending time reviewing and strengthening many of the non-clinical services that we offer to our patients. We are supported by almost 500 volunteers who make a hugely valuable contribution across all departments of the Hospice and in our 16 shops, Donation Centre & Superstore. Our aim is to be a caring workplace where we build an environment of continued excellence and empowerment.

This is a pivotal time for the organisation. We are embarking on an ambitious new strategy and vision for the Hospice and would love for you to join us.

For full details of the role and how to apply please click the ‘Find out more’ button below or send your CV to

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