Protecting human rights in childbirth

Registered Charity Number 1151152

Birthrights is seeking new trustees – apply by 30.9.20

Applications for these roles have now closed: appointment update.

Birthrights is seeking three new trustees to join our board of trustees. This is an important and exciting time to join the Birthrights board. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, there is an unprecedented need for our services. Our advice service has seen a 400% increase in demand and we are supporting hundreds of pregnant women and birthing people to access respectful care. Last year we reached over 1,600 healthcare professionals with our training. We are about to embark on vital new work addressing racial injustice in maternity care, following up on the success of our research on the maternity experiences of women with multiple disadvantage last year.

The experience and engagement of our board is central to our success and we are keen to attract people with different skills and backgrounds to enhance the board’s effectiveness.

We are looking for three new trustees to join our friendly and dynamic board. We are actively seeking to bring more diversity of perspectives and experience to our board.

We especially welcome expressions of interest from Black and Brown people/people from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic communities (BAME) as these are currently underrepresented on our board.

We are seeking to appoint a Board Secretary and we are also looking for trustees with skills in any of the following areas:

  • digital (service development and communications)
  • recent lived experience of using maternity services
  • participation of disadvantaged and marginalised groups
  • fundraising

If you are interested in applying, please take a look at the recruitment pack and fill out the expression of interest form by 30 September 2020 and we will contact you for an informal conversation about the role.

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