Protecting human rights in childbirth

Registered Charity Number 1151152

Are you the next CEO of Birthrights?

We are sad to announce that, after nearly four years leading Birthrights, Amy Gibbs is to step down as our CEO and will be leaving the charity in July.

Elizabeth Prochaska, co-Founder and Chair of Birthrights, said:

“We could not be prouder of everything Amy achieved at Birthrights. She has built a strong, impactful, inclusive charity with a brilliant team. We will miss her tremendously.”

Amy Gibbs said:

“I’m so proud of everything we’ve achieved since 2018, especially the inquiry on systemic racism in maternity care, campaigning to protect basic rights in the face of Covid-19 restrictions and putting equity and inclusion at the heart of our strategy. After a strong period of growth, this is an exciting time for a new CEO to lead our talented, passionate team into Birthrights’ next chapter.”

“Thank you to the team, trustees and all our partners for being brilliant people to work with! I’m looking forward to a proper rest and spending the summer with my young children, before deciding on my next challenge.”

About the role

We have started the hunt for her successor, with the vacancy now live on Charity People, Charity Job, Guardian and LinkedIn. This is a hugely exciting leadership role that will play a key part in our ambitions for the future, leading the charity in our mission to ensure that everyone receives respectful maternity care in the UK and living our values of dignity; autonomy; humanity; expertise; practicality; and inclusion.

Our new leader will be visionary, strategic and empathetic, and will help us achieve our next phase of growth by nurturing and building the team, growing the charity’s services, developing partnerships to increase our impact and championing racial equity and anti-racism in maternity services. They will inspire, show compassion, engage our key partners with integrity, meet the challenging maternity landscape with agility, and continue to place inclusion at the very heart of what Birthrights is about.

If you are passionate about respectful care during pregnancy and childbirth, have experience leading teams, building partnerships, and creating impactful campaigns, then this could be the perfect next opportunity for you.

How to apply

For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please contact or send your CV to tiku@charitypeople.co.uk

This is a permanent, full-time or part-time, homebased role (UK, within reasonable commuting distance to London).


Closing Date – 8th July

First interviews with Charity people – w/c 18th July

First interview with Birthrights w/c – 1st August

About Birthrights

Birthrights is the UK charity that champions respectful maternity care by protecting human rights. We provide advice and legal information to women and birthing people, train healthcare professionals to deliver rights-respecting care and campaign to change maternity policy and systems.

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