Chair of Board of Trustees


Hours: Expected to be around 4 hours per week on average. Remuneration: Voluntary unpaid role Duration: Three-year term initially. Location: Quarterly meetings in Manchester, other input may be anywhere in UK

We are looking for a strong leader to take over as Chair of the Board of Trustees of a unique humanitarian healthcare charity

Humanitarian healthcare needs are growing. Our medical teams respond to disasters around the world, where we also work with local emergency teams to build their resilience to future threats. Our work, which began more than 30 years ago, has never been more needed, with disasters becoming more frequent, complex and severe. Can you help build a world prepared to help?

As our new Chair of the Board of Trustees, you will play a key role in leading UK-Med towards fulfilling its ambitious mission. Our new Chair will lead the Board of Trustees and work closely with the Chief Executive Officer to ensure that UK-Med is well governed, delivers on, and develops its ambitious strategy. The new Chair will be joining UK-Med at a time of growth and development for the Charity. We are financially stable, have a committed and capable Board of Trustees and staff team, and an exciting vision for the future.

Our ideal candidate will be passionate about both UK-Med’s humanitarian mission and the power of the Board to drive the success of a charity. You will be experienced in leading organisations and boards, and be willing to bring your time and expertise to support the development of our international humanitarian work. We are committed to ensuring we have an inclusive and diverse board of trustees and welcome applications from people from a broad range of backgrounds

UK-Med is a growing and developing organisation with a committed team of staff, volunteers, and members. This role is a truly exciting opportunity to help develop our people and services to meet the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead as we continue to grow.

How to apply

We strongly recommend that you read the Candidate Information Pack – Chair of Board of Trustees before applying for this role.

To apply, please submit a current CV and a supporting letter (2 pages) through our online jobs portal.

Your covering letter must include a detailed explanation of your suitability for this post with specific reference to the criteria in the person specification.

Applications must be submitted no later than Monday 31 October 2022. We are aiming for interviews in w/c 14 November 2022.

UK-Med is committed to safeguarding of our personnel and beneficiaries and has a zero-tolerance approach to sexual exploitation and abuse. We conduct thorough vetting before any appointment is confirmed.

UK-Med is committed to the principles of diversity, equality, and inclusion. We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive environment where employees feel respected and supported to be able to fulfil their potential.