Member of the Board of Trustees

  • Contract
  • Remote
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

HelpAge International

Are you passionate about bringing change in a world inclusive of older people! HelpAge International is looking for Member of the Board of Trustees with extensive professional experience and significant executive leadership accomplishments in nonprofits, business and philanthropy.

For a detailed Recruitment pack, key Responsibilities, skills and competencies, please click here


HelpAge International is a registered charity in the UK, leading an international network focused on ageing issues and supporting older people globally. HelpAge works with 158 partners in 86 countries to help older people claim their rights and challenge discrimination and poverty, so that they can lead dignified, secure, active and healthy lives. HelpAge operates through a Global Team with staff based across the world. Through this structure HelpAge delivers its Strategy 2030.

HelpAge and Strategy 2030 – delivering real impact for older people

HelpAge International works with partners and a diverse global network of more than 150 organizations across 85 countries, supporting millions of older people to live safe, dignified and healthy lives. Through our partnership and collaborations, we work to ensure the inclusion of older people across society and strive to deliver a just and fair world for everyone, whatever their age. Our work is driven by our desire to deliver real impact for older people, to be inclusive, to work in partnership and to learn from our shared experience.

Our 2030 strategy Ageing in a Just World sets out how we will work together to shape the future we all share. By working together, we aim to help inspire a movement for change and through ensuring all our work promotes older people’s wellbeing, dignity and voice, we can transform the lives of older people now and in the future.

Since the launch of our strategy in January 2020, the world has changed in profound ways. We are still experiencing the impacts and consequences. Recognizing and anticipating these important and fundamental shifts, HelpAge International has evolved and transformed itself to be relevant, impactful, and viable. As a result, we reconfigured our organizational design and resources to embrace locally led programming and give primacy to local agents for change through partner led programming. Through this change, we are delivering our work through agile teams and a global operating model, with regional roots. As such, we will focus on impact and maintain the relationships at the national level to help build collaborations and support others to set their own agenda. This allows us to create value and bring impact in collaborating across boundaries and by bringing different perspectives, skills, and talent together.

Our Values

At HelpAge International we work hard to achieve our goals together as a team with a clear shared purpose. Our values inform how we work together:


We respect people, value diversity and are committed to equality.


We value and recognise the contribution of our staff and network members, as we put older people at the center of everything we do.


We work alongside network members and others to increase reach, influence and impact. We are committed to a culture of collaboration and building positive relationships.


We are passionate about learning, accountable and work together to find creative solutions.

Everyone who works at HelpAge share our values and are committed to behaviors that demonstrate and support them.


Everyone has a role in creating and sustaining a safe and respectful working environment, where no one comes to any harm or is maltreated. At HelpAge we take our responsibilities very seriously and will take action against wrongdoing. We will do everything we can to ensure that we do not engage people that pose a safeguarding risk and will undertake criminal record checks as required.

Equal Opportunities

HelpAge International is committed to creating an inclusive working environment, promoting and providing equal opportunities and respecting diversity in employment. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

How to apply

To apply, please send your CV (including a comprehensive detail of key achievements and responsibilities) with a covering letter summarising your motivation of applying and your suitability given the role description, key competencies and person specifications to [email protected] .

Applicants are asked to provide daytime and evening telephone and email contact details. If you are being nominated by HelpAge Network member, please include the nomination Letter on your application.

The closing date for application is Friday, 4 November 2022 however, we will be reviewing applications as we receive them.