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Barrow Cadbury Trust is looking for two new board members

If you are interested in our key themes of criminal justice, economic justice, migration and social investment, then you may be the right person to join our Board, at this critical moment, to work with us to bring about structural change for a more just and equal society.

About the Barrow Cadbury Trust

The Trust has a Quaker heritage and a 100+ year commitment to social action. We are an endowed foundation that seeks to promote structural and systemic change by supporting others whilst also running campaigns, carrying out research and policy initiatives. We work primarily in policy, advocacy, campaigning and public discourse. We work collaboratively and long-term with those working in our fields of interest because we understand that changing deep rooted social problems and inequality is challenging and takes time.

About the role

Trustees play an active role in strategic planning, scrutiny, questioning the impact of our work and holding the programmes to account and where necessary acting as a critical but supportive friend. They are also responsible for the legal, financial and compliance duties of a Board.

Our Board brings an ethical lens to every area of its work and trustees are expected to abide by the Nolan principles of public life. We pay a great deal of attention to making sure our governance is robust and fit for delivering our charitable purpose.

About you

First and foremost, we are looking for two new trustees who are passionate about creating a socially just society. Your passion, personality and lived experience are as important as your professional skills. Our Trustees bring a wide range of experiences and backgrounds to the Board and we are open to what you might bring, but it’s important that you do bring a willingness to embrace the responsibilities of being a Trustee and a commitment to prepare for and attend trustee meetings.

A key component of our DEI strategy is recruiting trustees to increase the diversity of our board. As such we genuinely and warmly encourage people of colour, people with disabilities and people from low socio-economic backgrounds to apply. We also encourage candidates from the Birmingham conurbation as we have close ties to the area both historically and today. Our Economic Justice programme is based there, so we really value and appreciate local knowledge and lived experience of the area.

How to apply

Read more about the role in this trustee recruitment pack. If you’re interested in applying to become a trustee of Barrow Cadbury Trust, then please email the following documents to [email protected] by 10am on 29 August, 2023:

  • A concise covering letter (no longer than two pages), addressing why you would like to become a Trustee of the Barrow Cadbury Trust and what you would bring to the role.
  • An up-to-date CV
  • Names and contact details of two referees (referees will only be approached at the final stage of the process, and only with your express permission)
  • A completed Equal Opportunities form.