Work for HIS

Lay Trustee Vacancy – Healthcare Infection Society

Unremunerated (expenses paid) 
Meetings are held in central London.

The Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) is a charity whose objectives are to advance knowledge and disseminate information concerning the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs).  HIS members are from the medical professions, particularly consultant microbiologists and trainees, as well as nurses and other health professionals with an interest in infection prevention and control.

The Society’s journal, the Journal of Hospital Infection (JHI) is published monthly, and includes original articles that relate to all aspects of infection prevention and control.   HIS funds original research and organises a programme of events that includes courses, conferences and training days for healthcare professionals.  The Society’s income is generated predominantly from subscriptions to the JHI.

The Board is looking for a new Lay Trustee (a non-medical specialist) who is aligned to the ethos of HIS, and who would enjoy the opportunity to contribute their expertise to provide the robust and dynamic governance that is needed to ensure HIS remains on mission and achieves its ambitions to grow the charity.

In this role, and along with the Board of Trustees and Chief Executive, as a Lay Trustee you will help inspire, set and maintain the charity’s vision, mission and values.  You will help to develop the strategy, and ensure compliance and accountability for finances, legal and governmental obligations are met. Previous experience in a trustee role is not essential, as a full induction will be provided.

Taking on the role of a trustee of the Healthcare Infection Society is a significant undertaking.  The Board meets at least 4 times per year during the working week, and an appropriate time commitment will be required over the course of the year for the preparative work required in between meetings.

We are particularly interested to hear from individuals with legal, human resources, or scientific publishing professional experience. Candidates should not have a clinical background.


Three years.

How to apply

Download the Trustees Information for Applicants Pack.  In the first instance, if desired, please contact Dr Kay Miller, Chief Executive for an informal discussion:

( 0207 713 0273  *

Closing date

5th November 2017. Interviews will be held in December/January.

Application is by way of an application form and covering letter addressed to Kay Miller at the above email address.