Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

We are recruiting up to two new trustees to join our board from July 2021. Trustees play a key role in setting our strategic direction.

Closing date for applications

Who we are

HMDT encourages remembrance in a world scarred by genocide. We promote and support Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) – the international day on 27 January to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, the millions of people killed under Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

27 January marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.

Since HMDT’s creation in 2005, we’ve had some significant achievements, engaging different communities and people from varied localities, backgrounds and ages to get involved in HMD. Despite the challenges faced as a result of the pandemic, HMDT continues to build on the enormous reach and impact of commemorations for HMD 2020, which marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau:

• Thousands of organisations across the UK organised local activities to commemorate HMD
• Greater media presence in 2020-2021
• Establishment of a ‘national moment’ to Light the Darkness
• Raising awareness of genocides and genocide prevention, throughout the year

We are proud of both the growing reach and the impact of our work. We commissioned an independent study which shows that we make a difference to how people think and how they act:

• 70% of participants in local HMD activities say they are more aware of the causes and conditions that lead to genocide as a result of attending an HMD event
• 93% of participants take some form of action as a result of attending an HMD event

We are looking for enthusiastic and knowledgeable individuals who are excellent team players to join our board. We are committed to maintaining a diverse and expert Board and are seeking individuals who will assist us in broadening our diversity. We are particularly interested in potential trustees who have the following skills, knowledge or perspectives, though this is not an exclusive list and we encourage applications from all those with an interest in our work and relevant expertise, skills or perspectives:

• Fundraising experience

• Knowledge and understanding of at least one of Britain’s major faith communities

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Please send your completed application and monitoring form to [email protected] by 9am on Monday 10 May 2021.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 27 or Friday 28 May 2021.

Supporting documents

  • HMDT-Trustee-Recruitment-Application-Form-2021.docx - Download
Closing date for applications

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