Weldmar Hospicecare is looking for a voluntary Specialist Adviser

Do you possess excellent communication, advisory and HR skills, and would like to make a positive impact in the lives of individuals and families that are facing life limiting illnesses in Dorset?

If so, Weldmar Hospicecare are looking for Specialist Adviser, with experience of working in Human Resources, Education and Development, to support our Board of Trustees on a voluntary basis.

Weldmar’s services are rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission and we are seeking an advisor to join our People Services, Education & Development committee. We are in a strong financial position and wish to continue to grow our services in partnership with NHS colleagues.

The Role:

As an adviser, you would play a vital role using your specific skills, knowledge and experience to help our Trustees reach sound decisions, supporting the Chief Executive to help Weldmar achieve its strategic goals and objectives.

As a Dorset charity, we’re keen that you live locally and have experience or an interest in gaining experience in committee membership (corporate or voluntary) and expertise in Human Resources, Education and Development.

Your voluntary contribution will help improve the quality of care and services provided by Weldmar Hospicecare.

With willingness to devote the necessary time and effort, you will play an active part in specialist committee meetings and deliberations four times a year.


  • Serve as a knowledgeable resource and advocate, delivering specialist advice in the area of HR, Education and Development.
  • Use specialist skills, knowledge or experience to assist Weldmar in making informed decisions and improving services.
  • Collaborate with Weldmar to develop or update policies and procedures that align with best practices in your area of expertise.
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality regarding charity sensitive information or data you may encounter in the course of your advisory role.


  • Relevant professional experience in Human Resources, Education & Development.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work collaboratively.
  • Commitment to upholding confidentiality and ethics.
  • Availability to commit to committee meetings four times a year.


  • The opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients and families during a critical time.
  • A supportive and inclusive work environment that values your contributions.
  • Build professional relationships within the healthcare and charity sectors.
  • The satisfaction knowing that your efforts directly contribute to Weldmar’s mission.
  • It’s good for your wellbeing. Volunteering can boost health, help you manage stress, combat depression and grow your confidence.
DOWNLOAD THE FULL ROLE GUIDELINES HERE Closing date: 12pm, 8th September 2023. Interview date: 11th September 2023.

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