Unremunerated with expenses covered

Picker is recognised as one of the pre-eminent sources of intelligence on how to measure and improve health and care quality from the perspective of patients, service users, and the public. Our approach ranges from system-level research to shape health and social care policy through to working with front line staff. Our aim is to understand, measure and improve peoples’ experiences of health and social care. Now is an exciting time to join the Board; already in 2021, we have been proud to have led the coordination of the NHS 2020 Staff Survey which used machine-based learning to process 600,000 responses and has given the NHS unprecedented depth of insight into their workforce; and later this summer we will be sharing the results of our ground-breaking first national survey for understanding children’s experience of cancer care, developed on behalf of NHS England and NHS Improvement.

The Role

We are now seeking up to three exceptional new Trustees to support the Board and bring their unique set of skills and experience to help further our aims. We are looking for people from a range of sectors who are leaders in their field; big picture thinkers who can also demonstrate a deep, personal commitment to person centred care. We are seeking people with a range of skills, including: a business leader with skills in organisational design and/or business development; a communications professional who has experience of raising the profile of a similar sized charity; and someone with a keen, forensic eye for numbers (although you do not necessarily need to be financially qualified).

For all three trustees we are looking for people with a strategic outlook, strong analytical ability, exceptional interpersonal skills, who are naturally collegiate and bring the personal credibility to contribute as part of an engaged and forward-thinking Board. We welcome applicants from all sectors who understand our context and share our passion for improving people’s experiences of person centred care. We are ideally looking for people who will have gained some trustee experience although we are open to one of the trustee roles being filled by someone ready to engage at this level. We are committed to widening the diversity of the Board and welcome applications from underrepresented groups.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.