Are you a dynamic individual with legal expertise?

Isabel Hospice is seeking someone that matches that criteria to join its Board of Trustees.

The Welwyn Garden City-based end-of-life care charity is looking to appoint a new trustee who can use their skills, knowledge and experience to help deliver its vision of outstanding palliative care for all.

Last year, Isabel Hospice supported 1,854 people across Welwyn Hatfield, East Herts and Broxbourne.

Isabel CEO Helen Glenister said: “We want to see a world where communities talk openly about death and dying, live well for as long as possible, and die with dignity in the place of their choice knowing their loved ones are supported.

“Our team comprises more than 170 staff and 565 volunteers and, like most hospices, we rely on the support of our local communities and the income generated from numerous fundraising activities and our network of charity shops to generate more than 65 per cent of our income. This will need to continue to grow as we seek to extend our service to support even more people.

“There is so much more we want to do and we need your expertise as we navigate the challenges and opportunities ahead, as we seek to drive income, shape and deliver the right services and look to develop collaborations with other organisations.

"You will be using your legal skills and experiences, and way of thinking to guide the direction of the charity through exciting times, providing oversight and governance, contributing to our strategic direction and acting as an ambassador for all aspects of our work.”


The Board of Trustees is responsible for ensuring the delivery of the Hospice’s objectives, providing strategic leadership and governance, and ensuring the organisation is well managed and administered.

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Isabel Hospice CEO Helen GlenisterIsabel Hospice CEO Helen Glenister (Image: Isabel Hospice)

The charity would like to hear from people who can bring skills from many walks of life and offer diverse ways of thinking, as well as act as ambassadors to raise the profile of the organisation within the communities it serves. Previous experience of hospice care is not required, and first-time trustees are encouraged to apply.

Helen added: “No experience of hospice care is required and you do not have to have held a trustee role previously - knowledge you have gained from other sectors or roles may be just as useful.

"We will invest in your induction and training, including a buddy system with an existing trustee. Some employers encourage and enable trusteeship as part of wider career development and corporate social responsibility.”

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Isabel Hospice is looking to appoint a new trustee.Isabel Hospice is looking to appoint a new trustee. (Image: Isabel Hospice)

For an informal discussion about the role, contact Helen Glenister on 07973 221671 or email Alternatively, you can speak to Terry Philpott, current Chair of Board of Trustees, on 07891 165701 or email

The closing date for applications is Monday, May 15 at 5pm. Interviews will be held week commencing Monday, May 22, with trustee induction days to be confirmed.



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