Overview

We believe human rights abuses concern people everywhere. That’s why we campaign worldwide for dignity, truth, justice, fairness and freedom for all. This campaigning is only made possible by ensuring every penny we spend has the maximum possible impact. By helping us achieve that aim, in this high profile and trusted role, you could make a positive difference to the lives of millions around the globe.

About the role

Amnesty International UK Charitable Trust is looking to complement the current strengths of our Board by appointing two independent Trustees who will help to provide direction and vision and realise our plans for growth.

The skills we are particularly looking for are:

Fundraising and related income-generation: including individual giving; direct marketing; and business development to help us achieve our fundraising aspirations at a strategic level.

Grant-making; including grants administration and monitoring.

You will also have experience of the principles of corporate governance, have an understanding of charities and the voluntary sector and an in-depth knowledge of the strategic planning and best practice employed in similarly complex organisations.

The Board meets five times a year in London and you may, also be asked to attend other ad-hoc meetings. The position is voluntary and not remunerated though reasonable expenses are paid. While all Trustees are appointed by the Board of the UK Section, they are appointed as individuals and not as representatives of the Section.

You will be committed to our aims and see this as a great opportunity to make a bigger and more immediate contribution to the work that we do.

The appointment will be for a three-year term in the first instance.

About us

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than seven million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.

Amnesty International UK comprises two separate legal entities: the UK Section and the Charitable Trust, which are autonomous but work to a common vision. Our collective aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses.

The UK Section is our membership arm and it is responsible for our human rights campaigning and trading activities, and some of our fundraising. Our charitable activities are carried out by the Charitable Trust, which is a registered charity. The Trust funds global activity concerned with human rights research, monitoring and education, and promoting public support for human rights. It also part-funds similar projects undertaken by the UK Section.

You can help make a real difference by becoming a member or supporter of Amnesty International. And whether we’re applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we’re all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.

Apply for this role

Please visit our website here: https://www.amnesty.org.uk/jobs/trustee to download a copy of the role description and an application form. Email completed applications to recruitment@amnesty.org.uk. The closing date for applications is 14 July 2016 (midday) and interviews will take place on the 11 August 2016. The next meeting of the Trustees taking place on the 15 September 2016.