Board Trustees Volunteer Roles
Welcome from the Chair of Trustees at Farms for City Children
Are you looking for a role in which you can make a real difference? Do you care about connecting young people to the natural world, to food, and to farming? Due to the retirement of long-standing Trustees, we are looking to recruit up to four new trustees with diverse experience to bring a fresh perspective and skill set to our Board of Trustees. We particularly welcome applications from individuals with first-hand or indirect experience in charity law & governance, fundraising and/or event management, marketing, and farming. We are also keen to bring to our Board an educational expert with a focus on outdoor education, who can help shape our offering with the requirements of the UK’s national curriculum. Equally, we would love to hear from any interested candidate who has the time, energy, and enthusiasm to commit to our extremely worthwhile cause, whatever their expertise.
Each of our three heritage farms is run and managed by a fantastic team of farm-based staff, executive team, and volunteers, committed to creating a week of “muck and magic” for every person that visits: children, young people, teachers, and group leaders alike. Working alongside our dedicated partner farmers, these amazing teams make the charity what it is today - an inspiring charity whose vision is of a world where all young people benefit from being connected to food, farming, and the natural world – where access to the countryside is accepted as a right, and not a privilege. You can find out more about us by visiting our website.
You would be joining a Board that is passionate about moving the charity forward into its next 50-years of operation, delivering an immersive, life-changing, educational experience to our beneficiaries. Your expertise will help drive forward our new strategic business plan, developed in partnership with our staff, trustees, beneficiaries, and external stakeholders, that will determine the direction of the charity for the coming years. It is a stimulating, challenging, and rewarding environment for dedicated trustees and a great time to join our charity to support us on this journey.
The Board meets a minimum of four times per year. Three of the meetings are held on-site at one of the charity’s three farms’ premises: Nethercott in Iddesleigh, mid-Devon; Wick Court in Gloucestershire; and St David’s in Pembrokeshire, Wales. There may well be other meetings, either held on-line or in person, depending on specific needs. In addition to Board meetings, we encourage Trustees to participate in fundraising and social events throughout the calendar year.
As part of our strategic aims, Farms for City Children is committed to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion, and supports and encourages under-represented and under-served groups. We welcome applications from anyone regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, heritage, gender, sexuality, religion, socio-economic background, or any other difference.
Farms for City Children is, and must be, unconditionally committed to safeguarding best practice and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Consequently, successful candidates will be subject to a Social Media check and a DBS check at the appropriate level in line with our commitment to Safer Recruitment.
Whether you are experienced or taking your first step as a Trustee, we would love to hear from you. You will have the opportunity to use your skills, passion, and commitment to help shape the future of our charity.
This is a voluntary role with all reasonable expenses reimbursed.
Rachel Goult, Chair of Trustees
About Farms for City Children
Farms for City Children transforms the lives of children and young people through an immersive, residential farm experience.
Farms for City Children is a vibrant charity that delivers learning and well-being impact to children and young people from cities and disadvantaged communities through the experience of working together on our farms in the heart of the British countryside. Since our foundation in 1976, we have welcomed children, typically school groups between the ages of 8 and 11 years old, to spend a week on one of our three heritage working farms located in Pembrokeshire, Devon, and Gloucestershire. In the last five decades we have welcomed over 100,000 children and our current commitment to working with young people up to the age of 18 has seen us support 3,288 children and 620 adult beneficiaries in 2022/23 alone. Our commitment to reaching the most vulnerable and disadvantaged young people means that almost half of all visits to the farms came from children living in the top 20% most deprived communities in England and Wales.
In the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the work of Farms for City Children has assumed a new significance. So many children and young people, especially those in urban areas, suffered badly during lockdowns, facing sustained periods of social isolation, with over-reliance on screens and digital relationships causing an increase in mental health and anxiety issues. The sanctuary of farm life, and the therapeutic value of the natural environment and of work with animals, is well documented. Farms for City Children has responded by opening our farms for more weeks in the year and extending the age group of its beneficiaries to 18. Partnerships have been made with new beneficiary groups, including the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, and with community groups catering for older children and young people. The charity is now acting as an essential antidote to the negative effects of the Pandemic on children and young people. The charity subsidises up to 60% of the costs of the residential to ensure that schools and groups where the need is greatest are able to be included and access our offer.
Visiting children and young people are immersed in the natural world of food, farming, and countryside life, experiencing the benefits of collaboration, enjoying plenty of physical activity, good food, and fresh air, and discovering the magical rural environment that is full of new words, sounds, and experiences to inspire their creativity. All our beneficiaries participate in the seasonal tasks of the day: sowing, growing, and harvesting in our kitchen gardens; caring for livestock and looking after the land; and cooking up a home-grown feast in the farmhouse kitchen. They are never patronised by being given ‘pretend’ tasks: working alongside our staff and partner farmers, they perform the essential tasks that farming entails. They gain valuable life-changing skills that foster children’s independence and help them to grow in confidence. They learn teamwork, resilience, , and awareness that there is life beyond mobile phones and social media, and teachers highlight sustained changes to behaviour on the return to the classroom. Furthermore, they learn where food comes from, having experienced for themselves the field > farm > fork journey – hopefully, a pointer towards healthier eating, a breaking down of barriers between the urban and farming populations, and perhaps even an inspiration for some of the children to consider careers in agriculture themselves in the future.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
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Join Our Team! Chair of Trustees, Treasurer and Trustees
The Baked Bean Charity is at an exciting transitional time! We are recruiting a new Chair of Trustees, Treasurer and Trustees with the skills and expertise to help escalate the charity to the forefront of social care and learning disability arts.
We are seeking experienced trustees who can put use their knowledge and expertise into supporting the charity through an interesting period of transition.
We are seeking passionate individuals with specific knowledge and expertise in at least one of the following areas:
- Charity finance
- Charity and/or business development
- Legal knowledge
- Experience of social care and/or learning disabilities.
Please apply if you have experience being a charity trustee or have a clear understanding of what the role involves.
Successful candidates will:
· Have experience of being a charity trustee or be able to demonstrate knowledge of the requirements.
· Be a passionate person with a drive for equality.
· Have a proactive approach to being a trustee and supporting the development of the charity.
· Being able to commit time and skills to support the growth and the development of the charity.
· Be committed to supporting the Baked Bean Charity to continue providing outstanding quality services.
· Be dedicated to considering the needs of the service users during all decision making.
The Board meets approximately six times a year. The meeting will last approximately to 2.5 hours.
· Most board meetings will happen in person from our Wandsworth head office.
· The role is unremunerated. Reasonable expenses are payable.
The Baked Bean Charity is a film supporter of equality and diversity, and we encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds.
The Baked Bean Charity is a vibrant, thriving, and exciting service for people with learning disabilities. The charity’s unique offering includes performance-based services such as Dance, Drama, Choir and DJing, sporting services such as Zumba and boxing, and social activities such as club nights and holidays.
The Baked Bean charity promotes the social inclusion of all people with learning disabilities. Our Theatre in Education group works closely with our community partners to provide them with training and learning opportunities, ultimately improving inclusion, and understanding in society.
The Baked Bean Charity prioritises person centred working to ensure that service users are achieving their goals and living happy and fulfilled lives. The service adapts to the needs and wants of the clients.
Primarily based in Wandsworth, the Baked Bean Charity attracts service users from all surrounding boroughs, supporting over 170 people every week!
Chair of Trustees
Trustee (multiple positions available).
To apply for any of the available positions, please send your CV and a letter of interest
Chair of Trustees
Trustee (multiple positions available).
Does making the world a better place resonate with you?
Does tackling extreme poverty in the developing world stir you into action?
Does using your skill and passion to change lives inspire you?
Then Good Neighbours UK would like to hear from you
Who we are
Good Neighbours UK, is part of a global humanitarian aid organisation. Our goal is to end extreme poverty and working with our Field Office teams in over 40 countries and local partners, we aim to support and develop communities to create sustainable and lasting solutions in areas such as women and child rights, education, health, water and sanitation to enable communities to become self sufficient.
The UK office is one of 7 support offices around the world.
We now seek a motivated and determined replacement who can continue to lead and inspire the Board. We’re looking for someone who can form positive and supportive relationships with our staff team putting their own knowledge and expertise to good use.
As Chair of the Board of Trustees, your role will be to take responsibility for our UK operation. You will not only build up a good understanding of our Organisation but will contribute your ideas and experience across all sectors to add to the expertise of our diverse Board. Life skills, enthusiasm and tenacity are equally as important as knowledge of humanitarian issues
What are we looking for?
· Professional Qualification – Essential
· Working in the Charity Sector – Desirable
· Patient and willing to work with people from across the world – Essential
· Able to understand the challenges of the funding landscape
What difference will you make?
Your enthusiasm, passion for the cause and determination will be thoroughly utilised as you inspire and lead the Board of Trustees through the next period of development
You’ll be playing your part in the creation of a fairer world and the instigation of projects that help to alleviate poverty, which support communities to become self reliant and which lead to a brighter future for those most in need.
Please contact our Board Chair, Cheryl Siddons, cherylsiddons @ goodneighbours-uk . org for an informal chat.
Africa Health Organisation (AHO) and its Subsidiaries
Africa Health Organisation (AHO) is looking for trustees and Board of Directors for its board and for its subsidiaries. AHO subsidiaries are independent and operate an independent Board of Trustees/Directors separate from AHO. Trustees of a Company Limited by Guarantee are called Directors for the purpose of Company Law. We are looking for the following trustees:
Africa Health Organisation (AHO) - 4 Trustees/Board of Directors
(1) Africa AIDS Foundation - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(2) Africa Age Foundation - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(3) Africa Animal Health Alliance - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(4) Africa Climate Change Alliance - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(5) Africa Community Development Alliance - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(6) Africa Conciliation and Mediation Service - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(7) Africa Credit Union (ACU) - 5 Board of Directors (for profit)
(8) Africa Dental Association - 3 Trustees/Board of Director
(9) Africa Diabetes Association - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(10) Africa Ealy Years Development - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(11) Africa Environment Conservation Alliance - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(12) Africa Family Planning Alliance - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(13) Africa Food Development Programme - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(14) Africa Foundation for Education - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(15) Africa Genomics - 5 Board of Directors (for profit)
(16) Africa Heritage Fund - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(17) Africa Initiative for Sustainable Development - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors)
(18) Africa Mental Health - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(19) African Mothers Alliance Initiative - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(20) Africa Nursing and Care Agency - 5 Board of Directors (for profit)
(21) Africa Pharmaceutical - 5 Board of Directors (for profit)
(22) Africa Prostate Cancer Association - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(23) Africa Recycling Development Alliance - 5 Board of Directors (for profit)
(24) Africa Refugee Council - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(25) Africa Rural Development Alliance - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(26) Africa TB Organisation Programme - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(27) African Children's Development - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(28) African Women's Association - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(29) African Council of Families - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(30) African Youth Association - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
We encourage people from White, Asian and Minority Ethnic (WAME) to apply as they are under-represented on our Board of Directors. By White we mean European descent, Asians such as Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, Indonesian, Thai, Cambodian, Bangladeshi, Philipinos, Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, etc. Minority Ethnic we mean Latinos, Arabs, Eastern Europeans, Mediteraneans, etc.
The role of a Trustee
Trustees work as part of a Board of Trustees/Directors in order to: inform the organisation’s strategic direction; scrutinise the financial management of the organisation; and ensure the sound governance of the organisation. Trustees are not responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the organisation. However, they are responsible for scrutinising the operational decisions taken by the Chief Executive Officer, to ensure that the organisation operates effectively and in line with its objectives and values.
Hours, location and benefits
- Trustees are required to attend quarterly Board meetings in person or video conference like zoom.
- All Trustees are required to participate in at least one Sub-Group. These meetings are held once every quarter.
- Trustees are required to attend the Annual General Meeting.
- Preparatory work is required in advance of and sometimes following each meeting.
- Trustees may be required or encouraged to contribute to AHO-related activity outside meetings, e.g. to participate in staff interview panels, to participate in specific project-focused tasks, to contribute to decision-making that requires the involvement of the Trustees.
- Trustees are strongly encouraged to occasionally visit the projects.
- Trustees are strongly encouraged to attend the annual Staff Away-day and the Board’s annual strategic planning day.
Trustees are volunteers who give their time, skills and expertise for no financial gain. Reasonable expenses will be reimbursed in line with the organisation’s Volunteer Policy.
It is essential that a diverse skills set is represented amongst the Board of Trustees/Directors. It is expected that the Trustees work as a team, such that they can draw on different skills depending on the task in hand. We encourage you to highlight your particular strengths, so that we can compare these to the skills already represented on the Board.
Beyond these specific skills, there are some more general criteria that are either essential or desirable for Trustees of AHO.
- A commitment to the values and objectives of Africa Health Organisation (AHO).
- We are encouraging students to apply so that they can gain experience in governance.
- We encourage people from White, Asian and Minority Ethnic (WAME) to apply as they are under-represented on our Board of Directors. By White we mean European descent, Asians such as Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, Indonesian, Thai, Cambodian, Bangladeshi, Philipinos, Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, etc. Minority Ethnic we mean Latinos, Arabs, Eastern Europeans, Mediteraneans, etc.
- Directors of a profit making subsidiary must have appropriate qualifications and experience.
- An ability to work effectively as a member of a team
- An ability to communicate effectively
- An ability to make sound, independent judgements
- An ability to think creatively
- An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
- Knowledge and understanding of health issues affecting people in Africa and its effects on the people.
Please note, some Trustees (working with children and vulnerable adults) are required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and hold an up to date certificate. The DBS check will be arranged by AHO.
About Alopecia UK
Alopecia UK is a charity working to improve the lives of those affected by alopecia through aims of Support, Awareness and Research. Founded in 2004, we work to help adults, young people and children affected by alopecia. This includes those with the condition, as well as their loved ones. We are a small charity working nationally across the UK. Despite being small, we are the largest alopecia charity in the UK and have big ambitions to continue our growth and development, reaching more people and funding more research than ever before.
We have a fantastic staff team and board of Trustees, as well as a loyal network of volunteers and supporters. This is a fantastic opportunity for a passionate and innovative applicant to support a small yet dynamic charity, and make a lasting difference to the lives of those affected by alopecia.
Alopecia UK Trustee Board
Our Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall strategic direction of Alopecia UK. They represent a wide range of expertise from across finance, healthcare, communications, management and risk; in both private and public sectors.
The Trustee Board meets 4 times a year (two face-to-face meetings and two virtual meetings). Face-to-face meetings tend to be held on Saturdays from approximately 11am-4pm. Virtual meetings tend to be held midweek from approximately 6.30-8.30pm.
Alopecia UK Treasurer
Our Treasurer oversees the monitoring of the organisation’s finances alongside the Board Chair and Charity CEO, reporting regularly to the board and ensuring the bookkeeping, record keeping, and budgeting are done properly.
In addition to the 4 regular trustee meeting, the Treasurer spends approx 12-15 hours per quarter on accounts prep, budget prep, finance meetings etc.
This is a volunteer position. Out-of-pocket expenses are payable.
The duties of the Treasurer include:
- Assist in the preparation of annual budgets and monitor performance against these.
- Preparation of quarterly management account packs (to include sense checking the bookkeeping records) and presentation of these to the Trustee board as part of the Trustee meetings.
Requirements for the role:
- A commitment to the charity’s mission to improve the lives of those affected by alopecia
- A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
- Possesses relevant financial qualifications and experience, including knowledge of charity finance and accounting for charitable funds
- Experience in governance and administration
- Possesses strategic vision, good independent judgement, and the ability to think creatively
- Understands and accepts the legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of trusteeship
- Strong organisational skills
- Understanding of sensitivities relating to confidential information
- An ability to work effectively as a member of a team
- A commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership
- Ability to work collaboratively and establish credibility with the Charity's trustees
- Remotely attending monthly finance catch ups with the internal staff team.
- Liaise with external accountants as part of the year end accounts process and assist in answering questions.
- Create and ensure implementation of sounds financial instruments, controls and systems for AUK’s assets.
- Advise on the financial implications of AUK’s strategic objectives.
- Act as a signatory on AUK’s banking transactions and any applications for funds, eg: grants and awards
- Keep on top of regulatory filings with The Charities Commission and OSCR
- Contribute actively to the Board of Trustees’ role in providing financial direction to the charity, including overseeing financial policy, goals, targets and evaluating performance against agree targets.
- Embrace and respect the culture of Alopecia UK.
Please refer to the Charity Commission guidance on good practice of charity meetings, also to Alopecia UK’s Charity Commission records. You can also read Alopecia UK’s 2021-2024 strategy.
If you would like an informal discussion about the role and what’s involved, one of the current trustees would be very happy to talk to you. Please email with your details and we will get back to you.
Interview dates: To be confirmed.
All interviews will be held over Zoom.
We would love to understand more about you and your reasons for wanting to join the board of trustees at Alopecia UK and this information will be key for us in shortlisting. Within your supporting statement please comment on:
- Why you want to support the work of Alopecia UK as the Treasurer
- How you meet the person specification
- What you feel you would bring in terms of experience, skillset, and knowledge base
- Any knowledge/experience you have of Alopecia UK and whether you have been involved in the charity’s work in the past (not essential)
- Your statement should not exceed 1,000 words.
We are looking for our new Chair to help us in the next stage of development – growing the number of specialised parent-infant relationship teams across the UK from 45 to 450 and unleashing the transformational power of their work.
Who we are
We were set up in 2012 to support the development of innovative specialised parent-infant relationship teams to provide mental health support for parents and babies with challenged early relationships. By convening the First 1001 days movement, we make sure the importance of parent-infant relationships on babies’ brain development and their future mental and physical health is incorporated into policy.
Strategy and Governance
- Ensuring that the Board operates effectively in the consideration, iteration and approval of the strategy proposed by the CEO and Senior Leadership team in support of the Foundation’s vision
- Ensuring, with Trustees, that the Foundation Trust operates efficiently and effectively to fulfil its objectives
- Ensuring high standards of governance and risk management Ensuring that the Board is as diverse as possible and provides the range of knowledge, skills and experience necessary to deliver the Foundation’s aims including regular appraisal and review of the Board and its Trustees.
- Ensuring the organisation is accountable and transparent in its activities Ensuring compliance with relevant charitable and company legislation
Lead Board Meetings
- Lead all on all aspects of meeting management including: encouraging discussion at Board meetings, summarising key points and ensuring decisions are made and implemented
Guidance and support to the CEO
- Appointment and appraisal of the CEO
- Regular formal and informal 1-2-1 meetings with the CEO
- Work in partnership with the CEO to support them achieve the aims of the Foundation Support and guidance on operations, including personnel management as appropriate
- Ensuring, with the Board, sound financial oversight including review and approval of the annual budget
- Oversight of high standards of financial management
- Using personal and professional networks to help the executive with access/ insights to relevant stakeholders and supporters including government, civil society, funders and other partners
- Advice and assistance in raising and maintaining the Foundation’s profile in the UK
Specific experience required
- The willingness and capability to devote the time needed to fulfil the role
- Non-executive and/or executive leadership experience at Board level either in the private or Not for Profit sectors
- Experience of chairing boards, or multidisciplinary groups
- Ability to think strategically, provide constructive challenge and build cohesion
- Requisite financial acumen
- Bi-partisan ability to represent the Board of Trustees appropriately and effectively across a wide range of stakeholders
Expectations of all Trustees
- Act in the Foundation’s best interests, ensuring the charity complies with its governance responsibilities, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations, and ensure the effective management of resources and of risk;
- Bring personal experience and professional expertise to the Board; contribute to key strategic debates within the organisation; and help to strengthen Board governance; to, challenge and have Board-level strategic oversight of the Foundation’s work across the UK;
- Provide thought leadership and strategic insight into the Foundation’s development, research and influencing activities;
- Ensure that all the Foundation’s work is informed by the needs of babies, families and the professionals who work with them.
Clinks’ chair has completed two terms and will be stepping down at our AGM November 2024. We want to introduce our new chair in April 2024 to allow for good transition time, therefore between April - Nov you will be sat on our board as a trustee. This time will allow for an effective handover between you and our current chair before they step down. You will be coming on board as we implement our new strategy so you can have your say in this crucial development period.
We are looking for a chair who can lead that team well and work with the leadership team to steward a vibrant and vital voluntary sector. Our new chair will need to be committed to voluntary action and believes in the potential and right of everyone to effective support to enable change. The Chair is pivotal to creating the conditions for overall board and individual director effectiveness, both inside and outside the boardroom.
You will need to have knowledge of the criminal justice system in England and Wales and the role of the voluntary sector within it, alongside knowledge of the UK voluntary sector and charity governance. A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to the position, and be committed to the organisation, its values, and to anti-racism. Is essential as well as strategic vision, good judgement, leadership, and communication skills, to be able to govern our board of trustees to the highest standard.
We welcome applications from across society and we aim to have a diverse board representative of the communities impacted by criminal justice and the challenges they face. Clinks is committed to recognised as an anti-racist organisation and upholds the right of people with criminal convictions to take on paid and unpaid roles across society. If you are applying but might require a waiver due to criminal convictions, then we would be happy to speak to you about that process and how we might help.
Onboarded as a trustee from April 2024 for efficient handover from current chair. Take on role of Chair of the Board from November AGM 2024.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The Multi-Story Orchestra is looking to appoint a new Chair to lead its board into the next stage of the organisation’s development.
We became a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England this year. The new Chair will play a significant part in marking the next chapter for our orchestra. The role will be responsible for overseeing the company’s adaptation to becoming an NPO, and will support a step change in the depth and scope of our work.
We are looking for someone to join the board in February 2024.
The time commitment would be between two to three days a month, with board meetings four times a year.
This role would include regular meetings with the Artistic Director, Executive Director and other trustees.
We are open to discussion around the length of the initial term.
We are also open to the possibility of this being a Co-Chair position. Please indicate in your application whether you are interested in applying as the sole Chair, as a Co-Chair, or both.
This is a voluntary and unremunerated position.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We are seeking to diversify our board! We are looking for one Trustee and one Chair. Do you have a passion for sex workers’ rights and safety? Do you want to be part of a charity with vital real-world impact? Do you have the time and skills to guide NUM’s board and staff towards its mission? Then we’d love to hear from you.
We are especially keen to receive applications from people of colour, others with marginalised identities and sex work experience. If you’d like to speak with someone in advance of applying, please contact the current chair, Siân Prime, at sian[at]uglymugs[dot]org with Chair Enquiry in the subject line.
National Ugly Mugs (NUM) is an award-winning charity with a mission to ‘end all forms of violence against sex workers.’ NUM provides a mechanism for sex industry workers to report crimes and harm they experience and share this information within their communities to warn others of potentially dangerous individuals and situations.
We have a dedicated casework team of industry experts who support sex workers to further access criminal justice remedies and other services as determined by victims/survivors to cope and recover from crimes they experience in the ways they choose. We also host a range of other projects in racial justice, mental health, drop-in support (Scotland), and vocational exploration.
Our main aims are to:
Increase sex worker safety and prevent crime and harms against this diverse population of adults.
Support sex workers in generating knowledge and sharing their experiences in ways that advance the well-being of their communities, increase the social inclusion of sex workers and an end discrimination, criminalisation, and violence.
Provide survivor-centred, trauma-informed support services.
Facilitate sex workers in safely accessing the public services of their choosing and in educating communities of stakeholders to ensure that:
sex workers are the ones characterising their work and defining their circumstances, needs and priorities.
services are informed about the needs and priorities of sex workers in order to promote non-judgemental treatment and respectful engagement.
all sex workers, irrespective of class, race, gender, sexuality, ability, status in the country and type of sex work, receive consistent, protective responses from police when they access them for help.
sex workers inform justice, victim support, anti-violence and inclusion health initiatives in ways that improve their wellbeing and increase their engagement in civil society.
We serve sex workers of all genders, ages, abilities, cultures and modes of work and offer a digital reporting and alerting mechanism to warn these communities about dangerous individuals who may target them. We provide individualised specialist support from experiential support staff and others trained as Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVA) who ensure sex workers have the information and resources needed to make important choices about their lives.
NUM has 17 members of staff, and 8 board members
NUM had over 9000 members, 80% of whom were sex workers
Our Case Work Team provided direct support to over 737 sex workers
519 reports of harm perpetrated against sex workers were submitted to NUM, and we sent out over 760,000 alerts to sex workers to prevent further violence
How to apply:
Please submit a cover letter (of no more than two sides of A4) and a CV (which can detail volunteering and/or employment experience) through CharityJobs or by email to admin[at]nationaluglymugs[dot]org
Both roles roles are open until filled.
Please read our role description attached to find out more about who we’re looking for.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Our trustees come from all walks of life, bringing their experience and individual skills to our charity. The kind of skills that are in demand are business and strategy, finance and fundraising, IT and communications, safeguarding, health and early years. But you don’t need special qualifications to be a trustee – common sense, flexibility, time and an ability to work as part of a team, a willingness to learn, understanding of the pressures facing parents today and a genuine interest in supporting parents in your community are just as important to us.
Trustees volunteer because they want to be involved in their community and improve the lives of parents and children. What they get back is the satisfaction of knowing that they have helped make a real difference. In many cases, being a trustee can enhance an individual’s skills and knowledge, build confidence and provide many opportunities for personal development, for future employment, provide a focus for an active retirement or a sense that their spare time has been put to good use.
Contact us for more information or an informal chat about being a trustee. There is no commitment at this stage.
Full details on how to apply will be given to you if you decide you would like to help run our Home-Start. If you do decide to join us, you will have to have a DBS check as part of your application
Hartlepool Art Studio Limited are looking to recruit new Trustees
HASL is a Charity 1101146 with a focus on using art and creativity to improve mental health and wellbeing. We are committed to improving lives, by building communities, through community transformation models.
We are looking for individual who has worked at a management/senior officer level and have had or are in roles in Mental Health or Community development, with a skillset that will complement the existing expertise of the board members. They will have strong inter-personal skills, with an adaptive approach and strategic mind-set. Additionally, they will be committed to HASL ethos and values.
The core functions of these roles are to ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction, holding leaders to account for outcomes and financial performance of the charity. The board of trustees manages the business of the charity and may exercise all the powers in compliance with its charitable objects, company and charity law.
Every trustee is expected to abide by the HASL code of conduct and the seven principles of public life set out by Lord Nolan: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
The trust board meets 6 times per year, and normally last 2 hours, at the moment meetings are taking place face to face in Hartlepool however we can use zoom for trustees out of area.
The Martin James Foundation (MJF) is a global network of charitable organisations working with a shared vision of a world in which children grow up and thrive in safe and loving families.
Through our work, we strive to bring an end to institutional care for children, including orphanages, by engaging in family strengthening work and gatekeeping to prevent family separation, reunification and reintegration of children back into their families and communities when possible and facilitating family-based alternative care when it is necessary. Finally, we are committed to supporting young people to thrive while realising their full potential.
The Foundation is comprised of the following:
• MJF Global - utilises technical and financial resources generated by the Foundation to invest in partner organisations that support children and families in various countries, contributing to the global efforts in deinstitutionalising care practices.
• Key Assets - independent, non-profit fostering agencies in Australia, Canada, Japan, and New Zealand delivering charitable services for children, families and communities.
• EPIC - a programme which supports young people in the UK who have faced adversity or have lived experience of care, empowering them to create and launch their own businesses.
The Martin James Foundation is entering a transformative phase and is inviting passionate, committed individuals to join our Board of Trustees during this pivotal moment. We seek to welcome Board Members who can offer fresh perspectives, fill existing skill gaps, and guide the charity on its mission to support children, families, and communities worldwide.
We are particularly interested in candidates with diverse experiences and backgrounds. Among our new trustees, we hope to include:
• Individuals with lived experience of alternative care whose experiences and insights will guide us to create impactful and responsive services that always prioritise the best interests of children. Your perspective will shape policies and programmes, building trust within communities and shaping a culture of inclusivity.
• An individual with a finance background, particularly in the non-profit sector, to guide us on financial matters and help us navigate the unique financial landscape of charities with both strategic insight and practical oversight.
The commitment for trustees averages eight days per year, including remote quarterly Board meetings, participation in technical sub-committees, and strategic sessions with the leadership team. Although the positions are voluntary, we ensure that reasonable expenses are covered and any necessary training costs are provided.
We are dedicated to meaningfully diversifying our Board, aiming to enhance our perspectives and approaches with a range of voices and experiences. Therefore, we encourage applicants of all ages and diverse backgrounds to consider these roles, particularly those with lived experience of alternative care or from outside the UK.
Please refer to our Trustee Role Information documents for further details on the roles. To apply, please send a cover letter and CV outlining what experience you can bring to the role by 7 January 2024.
Are you ready to make a profound impact on a small, local charity that has undergone a period of growth in the last 2 years?
Disability Huntingdonshire (DISH) is searching for a dynamic and dedicated individual to serve as Chair on our committed Board as the charity continues to grow and face the challenges of a changing economic, demographic, and political landscape.
Our goal is to support people in accessing the welfare and practical support they need, including disabled children and adults, unpaid family carers and older people.
As a charity, DISH is keen to improve its diversity and to have a board that reflects the lived experiences of the communities it supports. DISH warmly welcomes and encourages applications from candidates with varied skills and experiences and welcomes applicants who have had experience with the welfare benefits system.
Please submit a personal statement (no more than 2 sides of A4), your CV and a cover letter. Alternatively, you can send us a short video or audio recording, no longer than five minutes. Your application should cover why you wish to be Chair of Trustees for Disability Huntingdonshire and what you would bring to the role.
Dystonia UK is seeking a new Chair to lead the future development of the only national charity dedicated to supporting people with dystonia throughout the UK.
Who we are
Dystonia UK, the only national charity providing support, advocacy and information for anyone affected by dystonia, a neurological movement disorder estimated to affect 100,000 people in the UK. There is currently no cure. It may have a life-changing impact on both adults and children, requiring long term treatment and care. In addition to the physical impact of a movement disorder it also leads to pain, mental health problems, social isolation, and reduced employment opportunities.
We are looking for a new Chair who will succeed the present one at the end of his term of office.
We exist to give hope and support to those living with dystonia. Creating UK and worldwide awareness.
This is an exciting opportunity to lead the work of Dystonia UK, the only national charity providing support, advocacy and information for anyone affected by the neurological movement condition known as dystonia. This disabling condition may have a life-changing impact on both adults and children, requiring long term treatment and care. In addition to the physical impact of a movement disorder it also leads to pain, mental health problems, social isolation, and reduced employment opportunities.
Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder, estimated to affect 100,000 people in the UK. There is currently no cure. We have been successful in raising its profile and introducing innovative new outputs over the last few years, especially through developing our digital offerings. Nevertheless, our relatively low income means that operating on a UK-wide basis and meeting the varying needs of people living with dystonia is challenging.
We now seek someone with the leadership skills and commitment to take the charity forward into the next stage of its life. You will lead the small team of staff, trustees and volunteers to maximise the benefits we can achieve for people living with dystonia while ensuring that the charity can operate in a financially and operationally sustainable way.
You will bring a commitment to the organisation and its strategic vision alongside a strong willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to its management and governance. You will also demonstrate a willingness to learn about dystonia and the support needed by people living with dystonia.
You should have:
· Previous experience in management in the private, public or third sector, especially involving financial responsibility,
· The ability to lead and develop a team of staff and trustees, and work with other stakeholders, to achieve the charity’s objectives,
· Experience of strategic and organisational planning,
· A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to the role including attending some events,
· Excellent communication skills,
· An understanding of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of charity trustees,
· A commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership,
· Good digital skills as we now operate largely remotely, although some meetings take place in person for staff management or to support team building.
Desirable experience would include:
· A previous role as Chair or in a senior capacity in a charity,
· Previous experience of working with people with disabilities or healthcare needs,
· Understanding of the structure of the NHS
Your leadership will be vital to ensuring the long term sustainability of the charity and the development of successful ways of achieving its objectives.
As a small charity, trustees are actively involved in some of our operational activities and the Chair also undertakes some executive responsibilities. Over time, it is intended that these activities should be spread more widely among trustees or volunteers.
Further information about Dystonia UK can be found on our website.
We’re passionate about making the countryside in Norfolk a better place for everyone to enjoy and are seeking a proactive leader, ideally with some experience of charity governance and board management, to become Chair of our charity.
We need someone to help advocate for our campaign priorities and oversee the future direction and development of our charity. Someone who will support our fundraising, membership and engagement initiatives, build relationships and represent CPRE Norfolk at key external stakeholder meetings, and liaise with other local CPREs and national CPRE.
As Chair you’ll provide leadership to our Board of Trustees, a team with a broad range of experience, and guide the future strategy, direction and development of our charity. Working collaboratively with your fellow Trustees, volunteers and paid support staff, you will help increase our visibility, promote our campaigns and increase our membership. You’ll help advocate for positive solutions and make a real difference with regard to the issues facing the local countryside and the environment.
Ideally, you will bring some of the following qualities:
- Previous experience in leadership, management and organisational development
- Good interpersonal skills with the ability to demonstrate diplomacy, impartiality, respect and confidentiality
- Previous experience of committee work – paid or voluntary
- Knowledge of environmental and countryside issues
- Knowledge of the charity sector
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- Experience of working with people from different backgrounds and abilities
- Sufficient, flexible daytime and evening availability to fulfil the role (approximately 6 to 8 hours per week on average)
- A commitment to CPRE campaigns and initiatives
- We ask that all Trustees are, or are willing to become, members of CPRE (it’s quick and easy to join)
What’s in it for you?
You’ll have the satisfaction of leading a local charity with a long history of campaigning to promote, protect and enhance the Norfolk countryside. You’ll meet like-minded people throughout Norfolk and across the country,
You’ll get involved with social events, networking activities, and topical workshops on a local and national level, and you’ll be able to participate in relevant training.
The role requires approximately 2 to 4 hours per week on average, although this is flexible. You need to live in, or have close links to Norfolk to understand the local issues and challenges, and can carry out the role from home or the CPRE Norfolk office, with occasional travel elsewhere in the county.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.