Trustees | CARE International UK

Job Title: Trustees | CARE International UK
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: CARE
Contact Name: Jennifer Horan
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 09, 2019 17:17

Job Description

About the role

CARE International UK have been working globally for over 70 years, from our roots delivering the CARE package to support poor families in Europe to now saving lives right across the globe. We promote gender equality as an integral part of all our work from humanitarian response to supporting people with resilience to climate change, women’s economic empowerment and supporting women and girls with their sexual, reproductive and maternal health & rights.

At the root of poverty is social injustice and gender inequality, which is why we work with the poorest and most vulnerable communities, developing programmes and projects to help people to help themselves. By empowering women, we empower communities.

We work closely with our country offices to develop and deliver much needed support projects and programmes in complex environments including Syria, Yemen, Uganda and Bangladesh. This is high-risk and challenging work, but necessary and highly rewarding.

As we continue to work through a period of change influenced by uncertain political and socio-economic environments, we are reviewing our Global Strategy for 2020 to ensure that we not only maintain, but increase, our potency as global advocates for change. Our vision is of a world of justice, without poverty, because poverty is injustice and it is not inevitable.

Who we're looking for

To support this new strategic phase, we need several new Trustees who can add significant enthusiasm, expertise and strategic value. We are looking for people who are creative, innovative and dynamic and who will bring fresh thinking and new perspectives to our board.

We want to attract individuals from a range of different backgrounds, including (but not exclusively) strategic finance professionals and people with significant international development expertise (either in programme development & delivery, innovation, institutional donor contracts, campaigns or advocacy). We are also interested in people with professional charity fundraising expertise, particularly philanthropy, major donor and partnerships experience.

With the diversity of our work globally, we must ensure that our Board reflects the range of people, societies and cultures that we work in. As such we are seeking people with a broader range of perpectives including those with disabilities, people who identify as LGBT, young people and people from varied ethnic backgrounds. People with experience of living or working in developing countries and have insights into the culture, health, education and political environments are also highly desirable.

You will be passionate about supporting people to support themselves, creating opportunities and reducing barriers for people while creating change to ensure that all people are equal. We would like to invite you to be a part of making this change happen by joining our Board and supporting us on our journey of change and development.

For further information and to apply, please visit the job page on Peridot Partners' website:

Closing date: 9am, Monday 27th January 2020