Trustee Vacancy

The Trust is looking for a new Trustee to join our engaged and strategic Board of Trustees.

About the Trust

The Trust has been a leader in contraception and sexual health for 50 years. In the UK, the Trust provides the greatest range of sexual and reproductive health training courses for clinicians nationwide. In Uganda, we are developing a number of Population Health & Environment (PHE) projects, providing an evidence base for our advocacy activities and strengthening the sector as a whole.

Internationally, through our Population & Sustainability Network, we promote reproductive health and rights as an integral element of sustainable development. We work with our Network members and partners to design and implement programmes improving contraceptive services, in support of our mission to promote sexual and reproductive health knowledge, rights and services, for the benefit of all people, especially women and girls, and to support sustainable development.

214 million women and girls in developing countries have an “unmet need for contraception” meaning they would like to delay or avoid pregnancy, but lack access to the contraceptive health information and services which are their right. Access to modern methods of contraception is essential for girls’ and women’s health but also their socio-economic empowerment as well as contributing to environmental sustainability. In a world with a rapidly growing population, the importance of our work to empower girls and women has never been greater.

About the current board of Trustees

The Trust’s Board is currently composed of 12 Trustees with a range of backgrounds and bringing together various areas of expertise including management, public service, sexual and reproductive health, environmental conservation and academia. All Trustees are also Directors of the Board and members of the incorporated charitable company. They promote the Trust’s mission and values, provide high quality governance in accordance with requirements of charity law and good practice, guide its strategic development and support its work by drawing on their personal contacts and experience.

About this appointment

We are seeking to appoint individuals who:

  • support our vision, mission and activities;
  • understand the importance of nuance and language in the population sector; and
  • are passionate about the protection and enhancement of reproductive health and rights in the context of a world with a growing population.

We are particularly interested in applicants who bring:

  • environmental knowledge and expertise; and/or
  • have a strong network of contacts, significant commercial and fundraising experience or connections to help staff drive forward the Trust’s income generation activities.

Trustees are expected to attend three half-day Board meetings in London each year (around nine hours per annum) as well as be involved in any strategic decision making processes which arise from time to time. Any Trustee would be requested to attend other events of the Trust or relevant to the Trust from time to time.

Additionally, the any newly appointed Trustee will be expected to:

  • support the Board of Trustees and staff of the Trust through governance and strategic oversight, including providing leadership in relation to the Trustees’ input the Trustees’ Annual Report and Financial Statements; and/or
  • use thier networks and expertise to support and assess the Trust’s ongoing programming and advocacy activities in PHE; and/or
  • support in driving income generating activities.

For further information please contact: David Johnson, Chief Executive at dj@populationandsustainability.org

To apply please send David a full curriculum vitae alongside a covering letter of application.

The closing date for applications is Monday, 25th March 2019.

The Trust is committed to equal opportunities and encourages applications from anyone who can meet the criteria, regardless of gender, race, age, disability, sexuality or religion.