We are seeking a new Trustee to replace a member of our Board.  Trusteeship is a voluntary role, with relevant expenses remunerated. 

This is a great opportunity to guide and help Julia’s House hospice in its care for children and young people with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions. Julia’s House helps both children and young people and their families by providing regular respite care, end of life care, sibling support, counselling and bereavement support. 


Julia’s House is a previous UK Healthcare Charity of the Year.  The combined charity income and trading turnover from our shops is around £8m.


The successful candidate will be medically qualified.   Ideally the candidate will have experience of working within a charity.


Role of the Medical Advisor

  • There are six Board meetings a year, and each Trustee generally also serves on one specialist sub-committee comprising another six meetings per year.  Meetings are weekdays late afternoon / early evening, currently held on Zoom.
  • The medical advisor usually serves on the Clinical Governance committee and with other members of the Governance committee will advise on, review and ratify proposed policies and procedures as well as advise and appropriately question the senior nursing and medical team regarding the overall medical and nursing care provided by Julia’s House. 
  • Trustees are also encouraged to regularly check in with and be a sounding-board for the other trustees and the Doctors employed by Julia’s House.
  • Trustees are responsible for all aspects of the charity’s governance, and must respect confidentiality wherever required.
  • Trustee appointments are subject to references and a Disclosure and Barring Service check.




If you would like to speak with someone for more information about this role, please contact the HR department via  

If you wish to apply for this role please complete the attached Application Form.

Completed Application Forms should be returned via email to or posted to HR Department, Julia’s House, Barclays House, 1 Wimborne Road, Poole, BH15 2BB

Julia’s House is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and our aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and our clients, and for each employee and volunteer to feel respected and able to give their best.   Based on our current Board of Trustees’ membership profile, we have identified that there is an under-representation of: (a) individuals of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds; and (b) people living with a disability, so we would especially welcome applicants with these backgrounds for this position.