Job description

British Red Cross Board Committee Volunteer

Are you the newest member of the UK Solidarity Fund?

Commitment: The UK Solidarity Fund holds two regular meetings each year, which is the equivalent of 3 - 4 days a year including meeting preparation time, but other ad hoc meetings might occur.

Location: Meetings are normally held at our head office in London. Papers are circulated electronically in advance.

Tenure: Initially four years, with the possibility of a further four-year term by agreement with the subcommittee chair.

A little about us

The British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, disasters and conflicts. We are part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent humanitarian network and we refuse to ignore people in crisis.

About the British Red Cross UK Solidarity Fund

The UK Solidarity Fund is a Committee of our Board of Trustees. The Committee

is responsible for decision-making relating to the UK Solidarity Fund (a restricted fund established by trustees to support victims of terrorism anywhere in the UK). It is not a separate charity but forms part of the Charity's funds (with a specific purpose) for which the trustees are legally responsible.

What we are looking for

This could be the perfect opportunity for you if you can demonstrate an understanding and/or experience in respect of:

  • Using judgement and common sense on applying guidelines to people who require cash or immediate assistance in the aftermath of a humanitarian crisis.
  • Grant making, particularly in emergencies.
  • Understanding the operating environment of the British Red Cross, including pressures facing the charity sector.

We also look for a commitment to the vision, mission and values of the British Red Cross and an appreciation of the work of the wider international Movement.


Members carry responsibilities delegated to the Committee by the Board of Trustees, as outlined in the terms of reference. External members play a full part in the business of all committees to which they are appointed.

All members accept collective responsibility for the decisions of the subcommittee.

Next Steps

If you're interested in applying for this volunteer role, please provide your CV and a cover letter setting out your skills and experience and send putting "Board Committee Volunteer" in the subject line.

A role description and subcommittee terms of reference are available on request.

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 23.59 on the 10th August 2020 with interviews to follow.

A little more about us

At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of, age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Diversity is something we celebrate, and we want you to be able to bring your authentic self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.

In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.

If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.

The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

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Posted on: 03 August 2020
Closed date: 10 August 2020
Job ref: REQ0000030II
Tags: Vocational/Services