Hoxton, Greater London (Hybrid)
Unpaid role, expenses paid
Contract, 2 years, Part-time
Job description

Ten years ago Medact embarked on a renewed mission to harness the potential of the health community to bring about progressive social change and health justice. Since then, we have grown from strength to strength, punching above our weight on some of the most important social and environmental issues of our time. 

We are now looking for a new Chair of our 15-strong Board of Trustees. As Chair you will support the Executive Director and staff to help build on our achievements and realise Medact’s vision. You will work with fellow Trustees to make up a strong and effective Board governing the Charity. 

Who Are We Looking For? 

You will be actively networked within the health community or broader social justice movement and highly experienced in governance or strategic leadership of a charity or NGO. You will have the skills to line-manage the Executive Director. And you will have the ability to advocate on behalf of Medact’s work, as well as helping to build the membership and public image of the organisation.  


Medact is a charitable, not-for-profit organisation. Trustee and chair roles are not remunerated. However, if finances are a barrier to participation, we would like to discuss how we can overcome that. Reasonable expenses for attending meetings can be paid. 

Job Description & Person Specification

Please downlad JD & PS below or visit our website.

How To Apply

Please visit our website for application information.

Closing Date: 8 weeks from posting online - roughly w/c 28th June 

We aim to interview candidates in early July and for the successful applicant to commence as Chair in September 2022, though we will endeavour to be flexible to meet applicant’s schedules. Our AGM is scheduled for Saturday 17th September 2022 .

This is a crucial time for health and social justice. Our work could not be more relevant and urgent. We very much look forward to hearing from you.

Our recruitment principles

Medact aims to be an inclusive and supportive organisation, and we recognise that recruitment processes don’t work for everyone. We acknowledge that people from certain backgrounds are under-represented in the NGO sector, and we’re committed to doing what we can to correct this. We are particularly keen to receive applications from people of colour; people with disabilities; people who identify as being LGTBQIA; people who have a mental health condition; and people who identify as working class or have a working class background. If you have any questions or uncertainties about this position, and whether you are right for it, please do get in touch. 

More about Medact

Medact is a UK charity working to inspire the health community to be better agents for social change. We’re a membership-based organisati... Read more

Posted on: 29 April 2022
Closed date: 29 May 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: CHAIR
Tags: Management, Governance

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