London (Greater)
unpaid, reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed
16 Jun 2021
14 Jul 2021
Hours per month
1 to 10 hours
Long Term

We are seeking new trustees to join our board.


We are looking for people who can bring energy, passion and drive to help us achieve our mission and ensure the charity is effectively governed and managed.

We particularly encourage applications from people with disabilities and people from ethnic-minority groups to align with our goal of ensuring representation from the communities and people that we serve.


We are also keen to hear from people who could support the development of our ambitious major-giving programme or who can help strengthen our media presence and communications.

Being a trustee offers a fantastic opportunity for an experienced professional who wants to be part of an organisation that is delivering a bold strategy to improve the lives of disabled and vulnerable people worldwide. Our trustees play a significant role in a network that operates in around 60 countries and empowers millions of people around the world.

With your fellow trustees, you will be responsible for overall governance of the charity (day-to-day management is delegated to the CEO), influencing our long-term strategy, stewarding income from supporters and institutions, influencing change, managing risk and ensuring alignment within our global Network.

Trustee roles are voluntary. Trustees are expected to attend daytime board meetings in London four times a year, as well as to participate in one sub-committee, to review and input into board papers and key documents, and to provide occasional advisory support to team members if required.

The sub-committees are Risk, Finance & Audit and People. They hold shorter meetings or calls four times a year, one or two weeks before each full board meeting.

In addition, to support our major-giving programme, trustees are encouraged to lead or participate in networking and fundraising events and to make introductions to relevant individuals or companies where possible.

Interested trustees can also stand for a seat on the Federal General Assembly of our global Network or to participate in any of its committees.

As well as embracing our aims and values, you must have the strategic leadership skills, judgment and relationship-building abilities to help us achieve our goals.

All new trustees will receive induction training, which includes time with the staff and current trustees in the UK and a visit to our Network Head Office in France.

Trustee roles at HI UK are unpaid, but reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Send a CV and short covering letter to by 14th July 2021. If you have any questions, please write to or call 0870 774 3737 (Text Relay: 18001 0203 696 2750). Please note that interviews will be held the week of 26th July.