1. Birthrights UK

Chair

Remote

As our Chair you will work with a dynamic and passionate team of Trustees and Employees who champion the rights of women and birthing people. Come and join our small and caring team of change makers.

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Who we are

Birthrights is the leading authority on the rights of women and birthing people during pregnancy and birth in the UK.


We provide advice and information on your legal rights, train doctors and midwives, and campaign to change maternity policy and systems.


Birthrights is here to champion the fundamental rights of women and birthing people during pregnancy and birth across the UK.


The role

​Birthrights was founded in 2013 with the understanding that at the heart of the poor experiences and outcomes of maternity care for so many, is a consistent failure to listen to the voices of women and birthing people and a complete disregard for their fundamental human rights. Our work has never been more urgent.

Are you excited by Birthrights’ ambitions to work towards long term, systemic change that empowers women and birthing people? This is an exciting time to join our organisation as we embark on a new 10-year strategy.

As our Chair you will work with a dynamic and passionate team of Trustees and Employees who champion the rights of women and birthing people. Come and join our small and caring team of change makers.

Our Board of Trustees meets quarterly, mostly virtually but we like to meet 1-2 times in person either in London or the midlands (as this is nearest to where most are currently based). Our Chair plays a role in supporting and developing our work and Co-CEOs as well so will meet virtually with them between meetings. Papers are prepared in advance and shared electronically. The Board is supported by and Finance and Risk Committee. We expect the time commitment to be 1-2 days per month and the reward to feel huge!

If you have the expertise for this role come and join us to transform birthing experiences for the better.

We would love for you to apply for this role which you can do by visiting our website and downloading the Chair to the BoT recruitment pack for the full information about the role, the requirements, the person specification and more. The details of how to apply for the role are also contained within this pack. If you have further questions after reading it, please email: careers@birthrights.org.uk. You might also want to scroll down this page, to watch a short video showing you more about Birthrights’ work.

Deadline for applications: 23.59 on 28th April 2024.

Interviews: w/c 6th May 2024. Please let us know of any dates you are not able to make during this week, when you apply.

https://birthrights.org.uk/work-for-us/

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