Working for us

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.

Volunteers needed

We are always looking for volunteers to help support our work in a number of different areas. We are particularly looking for volunteers to assist with communications and fundraising at this time. More details are below. Contact comms@racefound.org.uk if you are interested in any opportunities. 

Video volunteer

We need someone with experience in film and video production to do some stock filming of our work (developing policy and delivering community-based programmes) at our offices and around London. 

This would involve a day or two of filming.

Communications volunteer (part-time, flexible, 4 months commitment minimum)

Responsibilities:

  • Social media content creation & channel management
  • Website content management
  • Newsletter creation
  • Maintaining databases and project management systems relating to communications, media and stakeholder engagement
  • Assisting with wider communications & campaigns activity as directed

Skills needed:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • An interest in the charitable and voluntary sector
  • Commitment to race equality and to putting it into practice

Fundraising volunteer (part-time, flexible, 2 months commitment minimum)

We are at the beginning of our journey for individual giving and need to identify priorities to grow this. 

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate current fundraising landscape and options for the Race Equality Foundation based on existing donations data
  • Devise fundraising strategy and make recommendations as to priorities and possible strategy for individual donor fundraising campaigns across our website, social media and all other platforms, as well as for how we can build and maintain donor relationships.
  • Advise on administration procedures and processes for fundraising.

Please contact comms@racefound.org.uk if you would like to help. 

Chair of Trustees

We are currently recruiting for a Chair of Trustees. The advert and role description is 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, including the Chair, is coming to an end. 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 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. We are happy to have an informal conversation so that you can ask any questions about the role if needed before applying.

Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday 12 November 2021.

Chair of Trustees role description and person specification


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