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ActionAid seeks new Trustee with legal experience

ActionAid seeks new Trustee with legal experience

Closing Date
12 August 2021
Time Commitment
4 board meetings a year + committee meetings

ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty. Our dedicated local staff are changing the world with women and girls. We are ending violence and fighting poverty so that all women, everywhere, can create the future they want.

We are recruiting for two volunteer Trustees to join the Board to help lead us as we deliver on our commitments. We are focusing on finding people with the following skills and experience:

  • Human Resources (with experience of safeguarding and diversity and inclusion work a distinct advantage),
  • Legal.

We are keen to receive applications from those with a proven ability to work at a strategic governance level, with the ability to ask probing questions and to hold management to account. Previous Board experience is not mandatory, but would be an advantage.

We ask that all applicants passionately support our mission to create a world where women live free from violence and poverty. In 2019, we launched our My Feminist Behaviours to implement Feminist Leadership Principles into our workplace, in order to work towards a positive and inclusive use of power, to create an organisation which is capable of changing the world. We are therefore looking for people enthusiastic to see this work taken forward and committed to our approach (though previous experience in feminist leadership is not a requirement).

We are keen to increase the diversity of our Board because people from a BAME background, who have a disability, or who identify as LGBTQI are currently under-represented on our Board and this is something we are committed to changing. Therefore, we particularly welcome applications from candidates from these groups. We also place importance on ensuring that young people are represented on our Board and therefore we would still encourage you to apply if you are between 18 and 29 years of age.

Applicants must be in a position to commit the required amount of time to the role of Trustee. This includes attendance at four board meetings per year; in March, June, September and December, as well as several committee meetings per year plus preparation and advance reading for these.

The role is voluntary and therefore unpaid, but we do pay reasonable out-of-pocket expenses.

If you have the passion to work within an organisation committed to working with women and girls living in poverty to enable them to change their lives for good, we are keen to receive your application.


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