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The Race Equality Foundation is transforming public services across the UK, using evidence to improve the outcomes for communities experiencing discrimination and disadvantage. Our office and training centre is in London.

Please see below for current vacancies.

Trustee recruitment 2021

We are currently recruiting for several new Trustees, including a Chair of Trustees. The advert and role descriptions are below.

The Race Equality Foundation is a dynamic and forward-thinking national charity tackling racial inequality across public services to improve the lives of Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. We believe that everyone should be provided with the opportunities to flourish.

We do this by exploring what we know about discrimination and disadvantage and developing interventions to overcome barriers and promote equality in health and social care, housing, communities and more. We share good practice through training, conferences and written material and intervene in national debates and programmes – for example, our work with the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

We use evidence to deploy effective solutions in a number of areas. Our ground-breaking response to COVID-19 and the related racial inequalities saw us influence the overall response, as well as working with voluntary and community sector organisations to improve the support available to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. As well as this, our Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities (SFSC) inclusive parent education programme is now one of the largest programmes in the country. It consistently engages ‘poorly served’ parents and has also become a key violence prevention tool.

We are growing our influence and currently use a range of channels to share our work, such as our Better Health and Better Housing briefing papers; practitioner resources; stakeholder engagement and both traditional and digital media channels. We have also recently invested in the appointment of a Communications & Campaigns Manager.

The high quality and unique nature of our work and our networks of change have seen us chosen as a Department of Health & Social Care, NHS England and Public Health England Strategic Partner and more recently becoming central to the membership of the Health and Wellbeing Alliance.

Currently, we have a full Trustee Board comprised of eight Trustees but the tenure of several of them is coming to an end and we wish to recruit new Trustees. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from people with skills in any of these important areas: financial, communications/public affairs, IT and human resources experience. However, we welcome applications from all who care passionately about bringing an end to race discrimination.

You will be expected to attend Trustee Board meetings six times a year which includes a joint staff/trustee meeting (mainly half-days) as well as participating in sub-committees, agreed as necessary by the Board. More details on responsibilities can be found in the job description.

The post of Trustee is voluntary but all out-of-pocket expenses will be covered.

Please apply by sending a CV and supporting statement to Angela Azubuike: angela@racefound.org.uk. Please ensure that your supporting statement addresses how you meet the role description and person specification included below.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 10am Thursday 30 September 2021.

Chair of Trustees role description and person specification

Trustee role description and person specification


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