Trustee Vacancies (Voluntary)

Deadline for applications: 9am on Monday 11th April

Jubilee Debt Campaign is looking for three new Trustees to join our board and help strengthen our work to challenge poverty and inequality caused by unjust debt. This is an exciting time to join our board as the organisation has just gone through a period of expansion. We now have more capacity to build our household debt campaign centred on the voices of those with lived experience of debt at a time when households are being forced to take on more debt because of soaring costs. We also have the opportunities to expand our global South campaign to highlight the links between colonialism, climate justice and debt justice.

As a Trustee you will have:

  • Induction, training and support to help you in your role as Trustee
  • Any travel or childcare costs reimbursed
  • Opportunities to make strategic decisions and develop new skills
  • The chance to support a vibrant economic justice organisation campaigning in solidarity with people affected by debt in local communities as well as global South countries battling harmful debt.

Experience of being a Trustee is not essential – if you are interested in becoming a Trustee for the first time, we’d be happy to talk to you about what it involves to help you make up your mind.

We are seeking new trustees who have knowledge and experience in any of the following areas:

  • Fundraising experience and expertise in any of the following areas of fundraising: Trusts, individual giving, high net worth individuals, legacies. This will support a key organisational priority to stabilise our income at a higher level to sustain the size we have become.
  • Experience of centring anti-oppression in an organisational context: We are in the process of developing and implementing our anti-oppression strategy that will be foundational and core to everything we do and we are keen to bring in experience at board level.
  • Experience of grassroots activism: Growing our activism network and supporter base are key components of our theory of change and we would value experience of working in and growing grassroots movements.
  • People with lived experience of debt and/ or insight into the issues of household debt in the UK: This will help with our work to build on and grow our campaign on household debt and bring debtor voice into the heart of our governance structures.
  • Knowledge of UK charity law: This will help our board to carry out its duties around compliance in the context of growing authoritarianism and culture wars.

We are committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of background. We recognise that people face systemic oppression based on factors including their gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age and disability and therefore we have a responsibility to centre anti-oppression in our work.

We also recognise that people from certain backgrounds are under-represented in this sector and we are committed to addressing this in whatever way we can. To express our commitment to achieving a more diverse board, we are aiming for 50% non-male board membership and 15% people of colour.

We would particularly like to encourage applications from women and non-binary people, people of colour, people who identify as LGTBQIA and people who identify as working class or have done in the past.

If you are not sure whether to apply, please feel free to get in touch to find more and our current trustees would be more than happy to have a chat and answer any questions you may have.

The deadline for application is 9am on Monday 11th April. Interviews will be held on Friday 29th April.

Please see recruitment pack for further details and information on how to apply.

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