(Last updated: 19th April 2021)

Trustee on RAID’s Board

Voluntary Position

About Us: 

RAID is a UK-based charity that exposes corporate wrongdoing, environmental damage and human rights abuses in Africa, partnering with those harmed to hold companies to account. We use rigorous investigation, advocacy and the law to strengthen the regulation of business and achieve justice. 

Our work at RAID pushes the boundaries of corporate accountability. As a UK-based NGO, we recognise that the doors to justice and remedy for many victims of corporate abuse are closed. This is especially true for communities in Africa where the power of global multinational companies and their impact on the environment is undeniable.

These multinational companies far too often infringe on the rights of local communities with little scrutiny or accountability. For those harmed, obtaining justice in local courts or in legal jurisdictions where the companies are based can seem like an impossible hurdle. We seek to change that and provide an avenue for remedy.

The Role:

We are seeking two new Trustees who share our commitment and passion for this work, bringing experience of operational finances and a strong track record on corporate accountability in Africa or internationally to advise, guide and support RAID. 

You will be joining at an exciting time as we achieve lasting impact, raise our profile and position ourselves as a key partner in holding corporations accountable in landmark cases across Africa and in the Global North where companies are often based.

We are a welcoming board of six Trustees, each with a key area or areas of expertise including law, media and fundraising. Collectively we are passionate about the work, have huge respect for the team and are activists at heart.

The board is responsible for advising the Executive Director on the strategic direction of RAID, assessing financial health, developing robust policies for the growing team, as well as providing leadership and support to the staff. Trustees have ultimate responsibility for RAID’s governance ensuring it delivers its charitable objectives.

We are specifically looking for one Trustee who can bring financial management skills to the board, helping to guide and support the strategic management of RAID’s finances. For the second opening, we seek a Trustee who brings African experience of corporate accountability, law, human rights and/or environmental rights. It is not essential to have sat on a board before. In fact, we actively encourage those who are passionate about our work and will bring new perspectives.

This is a voluntary role requiring attendance at three to four board meetings (in Zoom or in person), time to scrutinise papers, and occasional board or staff retreats to discuss strategy. 

RAID believes in the value of diversity. We believe change can only be achieved if we have talented employees and Trustees with diverse backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and experiences.  We actively encourage applicants from African or other Black or Asian backgrounds and value the positive impact that this will bring to our board. 

For more information about RAID, please have a look at our website.

How to Apply:

Please send a one-page cover letter and a CV to jobs [at] raid-uk.org with “TRUSTEE” in the subject line. Please include in your cover letter your relevant experience and highlight your suitability for the role. 

Closing date: 21 May 2021