Katharine House Hospice provides specialist palliative care for adults with life-limiting conditions across North Oxfordshire, South Northamptonshire, and South Warwickshire.

Over the last 30 years, we have been privileged to care for so many people in our local community, and we are working tirelessly to ensure we can continue to provide this to everyone who needs us in the future.

We are now entering an exciting time of transformation as we seek to partner with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH) and work together to maintain and improve services for adults affected by life-limiting illnesses – ensuring that the right care is in place at the right time for those who need it. It is an opportunity for us to drive positive change and to protect the clinical services that we provide.

By aligning what we need to achieve into a direct partnership with the NHS, we are establishing the strongest possible platform for end-of-life care for the local community. It also ensures that we are making the best use of our funds by directing them to where they are needed most - meeting the needs of our community. We are confident that formalities will be concluded so that the partnership to come into effect from Spring 2021.

The changes we have committed to make mean that we are seeking to transform our board as well as our executive leadership. Recruiting four new Trustees will give us the wider skills and experience that we need to successfully navigate the next stage of this exciting journey.

Our board is currently healthcare focused and we recognise the importance of diversifying in every sense, in particular by attracting professionals with strategic business expertise to enable a more commercial culture and guide the generation of significant levels of income in future years.

We are looking especially, but not exclusively, for individuals who bring substantial senior functional experience and knowledge in one or more of the following areas:

  • Commercial income generation and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Fundraising in the charity sector across a range of disciplines in particular with corporates and major donors
  • Marketing/Communications/Brand
  • Digital

We are also specifically seeking someone with a strong Finance & Accounting background.

Our Trustee positions are unremunerated however reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Our Board meetings take place every two months, as do our Sub Committee meetings which include:

  • Finance, Audit & Risk
  • Fundraising & Retail
  • General Management

For more information about the roles and to apply please visit: https://www.peridotpartners.co.uk/jobs/katharine-house-hospice/

To arrange a confidential chat, please contact our executive search advisers at Peridot Partners:

Grant Taylor: 07958 690184 | [email protected]