Chair of UN Women UK Board

UN Women UK is a registered charity dedicated to promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment both locally and globally. As part of the global UN Women family, UN Women UK works to advance the rights of women, girls and marginalised people, eliminate discrimination, and achieve gender parity in all aspects of society.

UN Women’s vision is to create a world in which every woman and girl has equal access to safety, choice and a voice. We are the only organisation worldwide that does this by working at every level of society, from working to deliver change for communities, to supporting governments and business leaders to create change. UN Women UK is at an exciting period of its growth and development. We are poised to exceed current major milestones in fundraising to support women and girls in long-standing and new crisis areas across the world, at the same time as rolling out high impact programmes in the UK. The last five years have seen us build a strong strategic platform and community. The next five years will see us realise the incredible potential we have to change the way the world works for women.

The Chair of the UN Women UK Board plays a pivotal role in providing strategic leadership, governance, and oversight to advance the mission, objectives and core values of UN Women. The Chair is responsible for the leadership and effectiveness of the Board of Trustees, working closely with the Executive Director and other key stakeholders advocating for gender equality, and initiatives to create positive change for women and girls in the UK and beyond. 

Success in this role will see the creation of the culture, conditions and connections that enable the Executive Director and team to transform UN Women UK into one of the leading collaborative gender equality organisations in the UK in terms of impact and fundraising.

If this sounds like you, please click here to view and download the role description, and scroll down to submit your application.

You can ask questions about the application process by contacting info[at], but please note that only applications received via the online form before the application deadline will be considered. 

Please submit your application to be Chair of UN Women UK Board below.

We will be reviewing and considering applications as they come in. Our deadline for applications is 23.59 GMT on 5th June 2024.