Jobs and Volunteering

The Dr Hadwen Trust (DHT) has a clear and defined vision to fund and support non-animal biomedical research across a wide range of disciplines to advance scientific knowledge for the benefit of human health. The DHT research programme does not simply fund biomedical research projects without the use animals but actively advances non-animal approaches to ensure that the most human relevant results are obtained. We have made enormous progress over the last 40 years, however there is still much to do to meet our objectives.

The DHT Team

Our team is composed of highly knowledgeable, experienced and professional individuals motivated to help us deliver our key aims and to drive our organisation forward. We recruit highly talented individuals who align to our vision and values and are willing to go that extra mile. Our team share a number of attributes irrespective of role, which include: great team working ability, self-motivation, target and delivery focus, pride in delivering high quality work and of course respect and consideration to both humans and animals alike.


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!

Why volunteer?

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 either in our shop or office will be appreciated, even if it is only a couple of hours a week.

To find out what you can do, please see get involved.


Current vacancies

Trustee vacancy 

Unremunerated (expenses paid)

Meetings are held in Hitchin, Hertfordshire

The Dr Hadwen Trust (DHT) is the UK’s leading non-animal medical research charity.  The DHT funds an extensive portfolio of scientific research projects within the UK that focus on replacing the use of animals used in medical research.  Income to fund DHT research is generated almost exclusively by donations and legacies. 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/September and December and an appropriate time commitment will be required over the course of the year for the preparative work required in between meetings.

Specifically the board is seeking a trustee with skills and experience in commercial/retail or communications/marketing/PR sectors.


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:

Closing date: 6th May 2016. Interviews will be held in June 2016.

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.



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