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Together for Short Lives is the leading UK charity that speaks for all children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions and all those who support, love and care for them. When children are unlikely to reach adulthood, we - and our members - aim to make a lifetime of difference for children and their families.

Together for Short Lives is looking to recruit 4 trustees to join its Board and play a key role in driving forward the charity at a time of both great opportunity and great challenge for children, young people and families.

This is an exciting opportunity to help shape an organisation of unique importance at a major point in its development.

We are looking for candidates from across the UK who have strong leadership qualities, an ability to contribute at a strategic governance level and one or more of the following skills, areas of experience or backgrounds:

  • Lived experience of children's palliative care (a parent or family member)
  • Clinical experience of children's palliative care, outside of a hospice setting
  • Experience and knowledge of children's hospices
  • Fundraising

As background information about the role of Trustee, please do follow this link:

How to apply to become a Trustee of Together for Short Lives

We do welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity across our organisation.

If you are interested in serving on our Board, then please email your CV and a supporting statement of no more than 500 words to on why you would like to join the Board of Together for Short Lives before 9:00am on 21 June 2019.

Applications will be considered by Trustees and shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview in the first 2 weeks of July 2019.