Be Part of the Team
We have a strong vision to fund safer, more reliable medical research for the benefit of humans and without the use of animals. We have made enormous progress, but there is still a lot more that we want to achieve.
The people we need to meet this challenge
We need professional people to help us meet the challenges that lie ahead. We need people who will live and breathe our vision and values and have respect for others, a determination to succeed and can work as a team.
Unremunerated (expenses paid)
Meetings are held in Hitchin, Hertfordshire
The Board is looking for new trustees who are aligned to the ethos of the DHT, and who would enjoy the opportunity to contribute their expertise to provide the robust and dynamic governance that is needed to ensure the DHT remains on mission and achieves its ambitions to grow the charity.
In this role, and along with the Board of Trustees and Senior Management Team, you will help inspire, set and maintain the charity’s vision, mission and values, as well as developing the strategy, and ensuring compliance and accountability for finances, legal and governmental obligations. Previous experience in a trustee role is not essential, as a full induction will be provided.
Taking on the role of a trustee of the DHT is a significant undertaking. The Board meets at least 4 times per year on Saturdays in March, June, August and December and an appropriate time commitment will be required over the course of the year for the preparative work required in between meetings.
We are particularly interested to hear from individuals with financial, ethics, legal, human resources, veterinary or scientific research backgrounds.
Three years, renewable for a further 3 years if a specific board role (e.g. Chair) is adopted.
How to apply
Download the Trustees Information for Applicants Pack. In the first instance, please contact Dr Kay Miller, Group Head of Operations for an informal discussion:
T: 01462 436819. E: email@example.com
Closing date: 14 February 2014. Interviews will be held in February/March 2014.
Application is by way of an application form and covering letter addressed to Kit Byatt, Chair of Trustees, c/o Kay Miller at the above email address.
Have you got some time to spare? Would you like to feel a real sense of achievement, learn new skills and further the work of the Dr Hadwen Trust? If you do, we would like to hear from you whether you are old, young, male or female!
Volunteering is a very special way of helping us and can be extremely rewarding. Volunteering for the DHT will allow you to gain new skills and experiences, be part of a team, meet inspiring people and help in our pro-active work to save lives, both human and animal. You will make a difference.
Do I need any special skills?
No. Anyone can volunteer. We welcome those with a variety of skills, experience or backgrounds and any amount of time you can give will be appreciated, even if it is only a couple of hours a week.
To find out what you can do, please see our ways to help.