Position: Chair of the Board of Trustees

Location: Chiswick, London
Voluntary Position


We are looking for a dynamic Chair to lead our Board of Trustees. We want someone who is willing to share their knowledge and skills, and perhaps learn something new, while helping to make a difference to the lives of thousands of refugees, displaced people and returnees in Uganda, Jordan and South Sudan. Our size enables close relationships with many of our loyal supporters, but we also have a broad and diverse fundraising base.

You will be someone with:

and who is:


As Chair, you will provide leadership to IRT and our Board, and help facilitate organisational performance, as well as championing and promoting the work of IRT to external stakeholders. You will provide support and oversight to the CEO through regular meetings, agreeing objectives and managing appraisals. Previous experience of charitable organisations and of international development would be desirable.

The minimum annual time commitment is:


We welcome applications from all sections of the community. To find out more, please see our Chair Recruitment Pack 2021.

To apply, please email your CV and a one-page supporting statement to: [email protected]. If you would like to have an informal conversation with the CEO or any Board member before applying please contact Steve Smith, CEO at [email protected]

The closing date for applications is Fri 11th June 2021. In the light of the continuing pandemic situation, interviews will be held via Zoom.


If you are interested in any other volunteering positions, please see our volunteer section for further details and application form.