Job Title: Trustee
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Croydon
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: CCAT trustee / finance
Contact Name: Duncan Parker
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 10, 2019 09:33

Job Description

Croydon Community Against Trafficking (CCAT)

Trustee Board Member – Role Description    



Human trafficking and modern slavery are thought to be amongst the most widespread crimes in the world, affecting millions of men, women and children each day. Human Trafficking is defined by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime as the act of recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force for the purpose of exploitation. It’s one of several Human Rights issues which fall under the umbrella of Modern Slavery, which sees individuals being coerced, deceived and forced into a life of abuse, servitude, and inhumane treatment.

Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery are hidden crimes. Through intelligence gathering, advocacy to local authorities and raising awareness to the local community, CCAT is shining a light in dark places to uncover this illicit activity and disrupt it at its source.

Our purpose is to build a community that is resilient to trafficking. In order to do this we need to understand the local hot spots and trends, which can only happen with the coordinated gathering of data. We then use that data to encourage multi stakeholder community campaigns to inform, empower and activate community change. We are intent on measuring impact. 

The Role of the Board

  • To shape and inform the strategy that delivers against the purpose
  • To ensure that the charity is properly and robustly governed
  • To ensure that all the operations of CCAT are legally compliant and run in accordance with policy
  • To be accountable for the CCAT brand and reputation
  • To ensure financial viability
  • To help drive fundraising
  • To ensure compliance with data regulations

The Board Member – Person Specification

Members of the board will need to be aligned with the ideology that people should not be bought and sold and will bring a combination of the following:

  • Previous experience as a board member in the not-for-profit or private sector
  • Passion for the cause and a determination to make a difference
  • Experience or understanding of organisation leadership
  • Preferably based in Croydon or surrounding areas
  • Experience of fundraising
  • Experience or understanding of organisation brand and reputation, communications and marketing,
  • A collaborative and inclusive approach with the ability to roll up sleeves and break down barriers
  • Specialist skills and knowledge encompassing one or more of the following:
    • Finance
    • Charity law
    • Human Trafficking
    • Campaigning / Advocacy
    • Marketing and Communications

Meetings Frequency & Location

The board meets in Croydon quarterly

Term of Office

3 years extended for additional 3 year term x 2. It is anticipated that Trustees will rotate off the board after a maximum term of 9 years.