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We are actively seeking new Trustees to join us in furthering our work.

Trustees sought for Leading Healing Charity

The Confederation of Healing Organisations (CHO) is the leading charity advancing the practice of Healing: promoting its benefits as a recognised complementary therapy by providing education, research and information to a wider audience of Healing and healthcare practitioners and society as a whole.

Our Board currently consists of five trustees, supported by a full-time Chief Executive and part-time administrative help.  We are actively seeking new Trustees to join us in furthering our work, preferably with previous effective experience of being a Trustee in a small charity.

To fulfil our succession planning, new Trustees are sought to join the Board of the Charity.  We are specifically looking for either / all of marketing, fundraising, and finance experience, along with the ability to work effectively in a high-performing Board. 

You must be someone who recognises and fulfils his or her responsibilities, is able to practice good governance and has a real commitment to furthering the work of the charity.  It is important that you are someone who can see the bigger picture, keeping the aims and objectives of the charity in mind at all times.  We don’t just need people that turn up to meetings and make a verbal contribution – we need people who are willing to be active outside of meetings.

Ideally, the kind of people we are looking for would also have:

  • an interest in complementary therapies (in addition to running the CHO, we also administer the British Register of Complementary Practitioners)
  • an open and honest approach to life in general
  • patience when needed.


We consider the following skills and abilities are essential for carrying out the duties and responsibilities of CHO trusteeship:

  • IT skills; we communicate by email and use video conferencing for some meetings
  • the ability to meet 3 times per year (currently in the south-east) plus occasional other meetings
  • a professional manner - we run things in a business-like way
  • the capacity to engage in discussion and participate in the decision making process
  • the aptitude to follow things through to completion.


In return, you will be working with a friendly group of people who are passionate about what they do, will respect your opinion and value your contribution.

If you feel you are ready to commit some of your time and experience to helping us, we would love to hear from you.  This is a voluntary position but all reasonable expenses are paid.  Trustee indemnity insurance is in place.

To apply, please send a covering letter and CV detailing your marketing, fundraising and / or finance background, or to find out more please contact:

Sue Knight

Chief Executive

E: cx@the-cho.org.uk

T: 01458 223185


Information about the CHO and its range of activities can be found at: www.the-cho.org.uk