Strengthening the Board of Trustees at ICPCN

Categories: Care, Leadership, and People & Places.

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN), for new Trustees to join their global board.

Formed in 2005 and registered as a charity in 2011, the ICPCN is the only global organisation working solely to improve access to palliative care for children and young people across the world.

Prof Julia Downing, ICPCN Chief Executive said “With an estimated 21 million children needing palliative care as we speak, the role of Trustee at ICPCN will be crucial in working as part of a team to improve the lives of children through communication, advocacy, research, education and strategic development.  With less than 5% of children globally needing palliative care accessing it, ICPCN seeks to close the equity gap, so that all children who need palliative care can access it, no matter what country they live in.

“Our new Trustees can be based anywhere in the world. We are looking for people with a passion for, and experience in, children’s palliative care, preferably at a senior professional level who would be able to represent one of the six WHO regions ie: The Americas,  Africa, South East Asian countries, Europe, Eastern Mediterranean, and Western Pacific.

We are looking for Trustees with skills and experience which include one or more of the following:

  • Lived experience of children’s palliative care
  • Experience of children’s palliative care within and outside of the hospice setting
  • Knowledge of how businesses and charities work
  • Charity governance
  • Organisation development skills
  • Legal experience
  • Communications, marketing and fundraising experience and/or
  • Financial/accounting

The deadline for applications is 26th June 2021.

If you would like to know more about this exciting role, go to

If you would like to arrange an informal discussion about becoming a trustee, then please contact



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