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Thank you for your interest in working for Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice. We have a range of jobs available at the hospice and in our charity shops which we regularly have vacancies for, covering East and West Sussex.


You can also view current job vacancies at St Barnabas House, our adults’ hospice based in Worthing, West Sussex.


Chair for Existing Board of Trustees

Closing date: Friday 5 March

St Barnabas Hospices offers specialist palliative care through two hospices: St Barnabas House adult hospice in Worthing and Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice near Arundel in Sussex.


The person who joins the team as Chair of the Board of Trustees will not only need to be at the top of their game in terms of strategic leadership, people skills and business and commercial acumen, but they will also need to be demonstratively committed to our values and vision. We are at a very exciting stage of growth and development and this is a unique opportunity to be part of one of the largest and most successful charities in the South East.

Key duties include:

  • To lead and ensure the Board of Trustees, fulfils its responsibilities for the governance of St Barnabas Hospices.
  • To work in partnership with the Chief Executive helping them to achieve the objectives set for St Barnabas Hospices in accordance with its mission and strategy.
  • To optimise the relationship between The Board of Trustees, staff, other St Barnabas Hospices stakeholders and the wider community.


Time commitment: Around 10 meetings a year during weekdays

Duration: Initially 3 years, can be extended for a further three years

Location: Worthing, West Sussex

Remuneration: Unpaid (expenses reimbursed)

Training: A full induction and support training will be provided


If you would like to support this worthwhile cause, please send your curriculum vitae and a covering letter of no more than two sides outlining how you meet the personal qualities, knowledge, skills and experience requirements for the role to Julie Dixon, PA to the Chairman, St Barnabas House, Titnore Lane, Worthing, BN12 6NZ or email to julie.dixon@stbh.org.uk


We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds

An enhanced DBS will be sought, if you are successful in this role. The safe recruitment of staff at St Barnabas Hospices is the first step to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults in our care. As an employer we expect all staff and volunteers to share our commitment to safeguarding.