Posted on Fri 12 Jan 2018
Race Equality Foundation is a dynamic and forward thinking Charity that promotes race equality in social support (what families and friends do for each other) and public services (what 'workers' do with people who need support). We do this by exploring what is known about discrimination and disadvantage, and to use this evidence to develop interventions that overcome and break down barriers to, and promote race equality in health, housing and social care.
We want to deliver societal change, to this end we have undertaken ground breaking research such as our study of black and minority ethnic disabled young people’s experience of independence and independent living. We have used evidence to deploy effective solutions, such as our Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities (SFSC) inclusive parent education programme. SFSC is now one of the largest programmes in the country and consistently engages ‘poorly served’ parents, such as parents living with HIV and Aids. SFSC has also become a key violence prevention tool and is being used to stop children and young people’s involvement with gangs, guns and knives. We use a range of channels to disseminate our evidence and solutions, including our unique better-health and better-housing websites that connect the latest evidence and better practice on issues such as Dementia with frontline practitioners and their managers.
Recognition of the quality and uniqueness of our work and the networks of change we have established, has seen us chosen as a Department of Health, NHS England and Public Health England Strategic Partner and more recently to becoming central to the a membership of the Health and Wellbeing Alliance.
Currently, we have a dedicated and 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 want to receive applications from people with skills in these important areas: financial, social media, IT and human resources experience. However, we would welcome applications from all who care passionately about bringing an end to race discrimination and its negative impacts.
We want all Trustees to have an understanding of racism, its deeply entrenched reality in society and a commitment to achieving race equality.
You will be expected to attend Management Committee meetings six times a year which includes a joint staff/trustee meeting (mainly half days) as well as participating in the membership of sub committees agreed as necessary by the Management Committee. The post of trustee is voluntary but all out of pocket expenses will be covered.
Application should be made sending a CV and supporting statement to Angela Azubuike by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure that your supporting statement draws out how you meet the JD and person specification included in the Information Pack. Closing date for receipt of applications is 12noon on Wednesday 31st January 2018.