Our Board of Trustees are responsible at a governance level for the general control and management of the administration of the Charity. Trustees are legally responsible for the organisation and also ensure we have a clear strategy linked to our vision. 

We are now looking for one Trustee who will be the Board’s Research Lead, and a Clinical Adviser to the Board of Trustees.   

Trustee (Research Lead)

Interested applicants should have experience of operating at a senior strategic leadership level in a research environment or national funding body and a successful track record of leading the formulation and delivery of an organisational or funding strategy.   

Clinical Adviser to the Board

Interested applicants should be actively managing the clinical care of people living with Crohn's and Colitis and abreast of relevant and emerging aspects of clinical care. It will be an advantage to have a wide network of national senior level contacts in the clinical community, and/or experience of working in an advisory capacity with national bodies, non executive/executive boards. 

We are also looking to improve the diversity on our Board, including ethnicity, socio-economic, and life in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Most Trustees on our Board already have first hand lived experience of Crohn’s and Colitis so new applicants for the role will not need this experience. 


The recruitment process is being managed the charity’s executive team. 

Please include the following with your application: 

  • A detailed CV setting out your career history, with responsibilities and achievements. 
  • A supporting statement (maximum two sides) highlighting your suitability for the role and how you meet the person specification. Please note that the supporting statement is an important part of your application and will be assessed as part of your full application. 

All applications should be sent to with your full name and either 'Trustee' or ‘Clinical Adviser’ in the subject line. 

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Sarah Sleet on the above email. 

Closing date for applications: Monday 25 September 2023 

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Helpline service


We know it can be difficult to live with, or support someone living with these conditions. But you’re not alone. We provide up-to-date, evidence-based information and can support you to live well with Crohn’s or Colitis.

Our helpline team can help by:

  • Providing information about Crohn’s and Colitis.

  • Listening and talking through your situation.

  • Helping you to find support from others in the Crohn’s and Colitis community.

  • Signposting you to specialist organisations.

Please be aware we’re not medically or legally trained. We cannot provide detailed financial or benefits advice or specialist emotional support.

Please contact us via telephone, email or LiveChat - 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (except English bank holidays).

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If you need specific medical advice about your condition, your GP or IBD team will be best placed to help.

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