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Non-Executive Board Member - Development

An opportunity to join our Development Committee 

Mothers’ Union is seeking to appoint a non-Executive Board member, with particular expertise in International Development. The Charity is going through an exciting period of transformation, as it looks back to the principles upon which it was founded, to refresh ways of working, and set the future direction.  You will have the opportunity to play a critical guiding and advising role as Mothers’ Union develops a strategy for the development of it programme work internationally.

The central charity is governed by Royal Charter. Our Board Members are elected by the membership and the Committee will meet at various times during the year as well as participate in occasional calls and email communication.

This exciting opportunity requires an individual with a demonstrable record in developing and managing major international programmes, including monitoring and evaluation.

The ideal person would also have:

  • Prior experience as a Charity Trustee
  • Appreciation of a member-led membership organisation
  • Be a practising Christian (must be empathetic and comfortable in working within a Christian environment)
  • Experience of organisational renewal/ change management and planning
  • Ability to identify creative solutions with limited resource availability

These roles are unpaid but reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.

For more information, please see the role description attached.

To apply

To express an interest, please email your CV with a supporting statement of no more than 2 pages by 10th May 2019, describing your skills and experience requirements and what you would bring to your role of interest to

Initial meetings with the Chief Executive will be held in the last two weeks of May.


Closing date

10 May 2019


Unpaid, reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Role type

Part time


Meetings generally London-based