Property Trustee

Voluntary Position

Willen Hospice is looking for a new trustee to join the board who will bring their skills, enthusiasm, and in particular knowledge of property matters, to the heart of our organisation.

We are a Milton Keynes based charity, highly regarded, and well established in the local community. A new extension to the Hospice has recently opened and we employ 200 staff, manage 14 shops and over 1000 volunteers. The Board currently consists of 11 members who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience of working in the commercial and charity sectors.

Our vision at Willen Hospice, is to be the lasting and thriving provider of free care to all people affected by life limiting illness in our community of Milton Keynes and surrounding areas. The Willen Hospice Values are important to us and are at the heart of everything we do: Compassion, Ambition, Respect and Excellence.

This is a voluntary role.

About you

If you have a solid background of working at a strategic level in a commercial property environment and feel able to commit to the Willen Hospice vision and values, we would love to talk to you about the trustee role and the work that we do.

Personal Qualities

  • Demonstrate a strong and visible passion and commitment to the charity, its strategic objectives, and overall aims.
  • Exhibit strong interpersonal and relationship building abilities and be comfortable challenging as well as offering support when required.
  • Ability to foster and promote a collaborative working environment.
  • Be an ‘expert by experience’ with a good grasp of current best practice in your specialist field.

What we offer

  • The opportunity to make a real difference and be part of a great team.
  • A comprehensive induction programme.
  • Broaden your skills, knowledge and expertise working alongside a diverse range of professionals.
  • Enhance your CV.

Time Commitment

  • 10 meetings a year: 6 in the morning attending the Property Working Group and 4 early evening attending Council of Management. Attend other committee meetings by invitation or as an observer.
  • Time to attend a couple of events each year.
  • Attend at least one of the three trustee away mornings each year.
  • Our meetings are held face to face on occasion we are happy to accommodate remote attendance.


Trustees serve up to a 10-year term and are eligible for re-appointment for 3 additional years.

The Board of Trustees is responsible for overseeing the leadership, management and administration of the charity working closely with the senior team. On occasion, trustees will need to have the ability to balance their role as a team player with that of critical friend to challenge and scrutinise performance.

Apply now

If you are interested in playing this important role on our Board of Trustees, please send your application to Margaret Dovies, PA to the CEO with your CV/ summary of your experience.

All applicants are subject to an advanced disclosure check before commencing their Trustee role.

Interviews will be held with the CEO, Chair and a third member of the board. Candidates will have opportunity to visit the Hospice prior to interview.

Deadline: 28th July 2023

We are particularly looking to improve our diversity as a Board and so welcome applicants from a range of different backgrounds but particularly those from an ethnic minority group as Willen is currently underrepresented in this area. 

In a typical year...
our cost, per minute
phone calls to patients at home
fabulous volunteers
patients cared for at home
home visits
patients at the hospice
of cups of tea
counselling sessions
We can only provide the care we do thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, through their continued volunteering, fundraising and donations throughout the year. Your donation will enable us to continue providing care and support to those facing a life-limiting diagnosis, and to support their loved ones.