Flexible, but will require travel to London on occasion



Together, we are Saving Lives and Fighting Poverty

We are one of the world’s leading humanitarian and development organisations that works in the world’s poorest places to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice. We put women and girls in the centre because we know we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek a world of hope, tolerance, and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live with dignity and security.

We are embarking on its CARE 2030 Vision with its main ambition to support 200 million people from the most vulnerable and excluded communities to overcome poverty and social injustice over the next 10 years. CARE International UK (CIUK) is a member of the global CARE International confederation and plays a major role in achieving CARE’s goals by raising funds for CARE’s work around the world and by providing leadership and expertise on key areas of CARE’s programme work.

CIUK is seeking an experienced leader to lead the organisation into its next phase, amplifying its profile and impact as well as serving as a mentor and advisor to a committed and experienced management team. The Chair will work alongside a diverse, skilled group of Trustees to adapt our strategy and diversify funding streams in the midst of a volatile funding environment.

We are looking for a leader with a proven track record, ideally with experience in chairing a large organisation with multiple stakeholders, to bring in a fresh perspective and to promote robust and effective governance practices. Our ideal Chair will have a passion for and a demonstrable commitment to fighting poverty and to achieving social justice and have lived or worked in economically developing countries.

Application is by CV and a supporting statement (of no more than 2 sides of A4) outlining the reasons for your interest in the position. Please submit your application via Perrett Laver quoting reference 5315:

This is a voluntary role, the location is flexible but will require travel to London on an occasional basis.  The term is three years, renewable for a second term of three years.


CARE International UK has a zero-tolerance approach to any abuse to, sexual harassment of or exploitation of a vulnerable adult or child by any of our staff, representatives or partners. CARE International UK expects all staff to share this commitment through our Safeguarding Policy (link here) and our Code of Conduct (link here). They are responsible for ensuring they understand and work within the remit of these policies throughout their time at CARE International UK.

Safeguarding our beneficiaries is our top priority in everything we do, including recruitment. All offers of employment at CARE International UK are subject to satisfactory references.

CARE International UK participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (link here).  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from successful applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. 

- Appropriate criminal record checks (including a Bridger check, link here).

By submitting an application, the applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Equality and Diversity

We are committed to Equality and value Diversity.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and particularly welcome applications from disabled people. We guarantee interviews to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role (see person specification). If you require the candidate brief or need to submit your application in an alternative format, because of a disability, please do get in touch by sending an email to, Mandy Wedgwood, Senior Project Manager:

We have a diverse staff team and Board and encourage people from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds or LGBT+ to apply for roles at CARE International UK.

Accessibility Statement

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Closing date

Monday, October 25, 2021