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Job Description

BuildAid is a small international development charity that specialises in the construction of educational, healthcare and welfare buildings around the world.

We are looking for experienced, enterprising and talented Trustees that will help us develop and implement a strategic plan, deepen our financial sustainability and strengthen our governance. They will represent an inclusive, balanced and inspiring contribution to the Board and help ensure that each Trustee fulfils their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of our charity. They will hold the Board to account for BuildAid’s mission and vision and always uphold our values.

Each BuildAid Trustee has different tasks and assigned responsibilities, but all Trustees are expected to:

-Contribute actively to the Board and regularly attend meetings

-Ensure the mission and purpose of the Charity is maintained

-Help determine the overall direction and development of the Charity through strategic planning and good governance

-Show commitment to diversity and inclusion in all areas of planning, governance and operations

-Act as an enthusiastic ambassador for the Charity

-Support and build the Charity's network

-Use your specific knowledge or experience to help the Board reach sound decisions

-Contribute to the identification and selection of Trustees to diversify and strengthen our Board

-Ensure the organisation has appropriate procedures to comply with current legislation and good practice, including safeguarding, employment, health and safety, non-discrimination


  • Attendance to all Trustee Board meetings, generally quarterly and held in London
  • Regular meetings with the Chair of Trustees and/or Director, face-to-face or telephone
  • Representation at various events and meetings with key stakeholders
  • Possibility of overseas travel – always with another Trustee or BuildAid staff member
  • Other ad-hoc support as required


The role is not accompanied by any financial remuneration, although any expenses can be claimed.

Diversity and Inclusion:

As an organisation we especially welcome applications from women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, members of the LGBT+ community and/or people who identify as working

class (or have done so in the past). We are committed to equal opportunities and we want our board and organisation to benefit from the advantages that a cross-section of life experiences bring.

Time Commitment: Approx. 15 days a year

Reporting to: The Board of Trustees

Appointment Length:

After an initial probationary period, Trustees will be appointed for a two-year period, with the possibility of extension and/or re-appointment

How to apply:

Please send your CV and a written statement or video.

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.