Incredible opportunities: we are seeking a new Chair and Trustees

International Service is recruiting Trustees to help International Service grow, innovate and have an even greater impact on more people across the globe.

Who we are

International Service is a York based charity that empowers women, children and young people, and people with disabilities to access their rights. Since 1953 we have been protecting and promoting the rights of some of the most marginalised people throughout the world including the UK. We strengthen the skills and knowledge of local organisations increasing the impact of their work and their ability to advocate for positive, sustainable change in line with the Global Goals. We also offer volunteer opportunities for young people to work on our projects overseas via the International Citizen Service.

Who are we looking for?

International Service is seeking a Chair with the skills and experience to effectively lead our growing, talented Board of Trustees as they support the organisation’s growth into new countries, innovative new programming and increased impact against the Global Goals.

You’ll be as passionate about human rights as you are about good governance, and have a proven track record in leadership. You’ll also be comfortable representing International Service at events, conferences and in the media.

We’re also keen to recruit a diverse range of Trustees ideally with skills, significant experience and qualifications specifically in Volunteering, Contracting, Fundraising (community and institutional), Human Resource Management, Finance, Legal, and of course International Development.

Our Board of Trustees make decisions which impact upon the lives of women, children and young people and people with disabilities across the globe. You’ll help us grow, innovate, and decide where and how we operate.

You will need to:

Our Trustees primary role is to:

The Specific Role of the Chair:

Further information can be found here ‘Role of Trustee/What to Expect’    

How to apply

To apply please submit an expression of interest to Michael Dockar, Deputy Chief Executive at by 9am on Monday 20 February.

Your expression of interest should briefly explain why you are interested in the role, and outline what skills, knowledge and experience you would bring as a Trustee to our Board. Expressions of interest need not be longer than 2 sides of A4, or, in a video format of up to 3 minutes long. Video submission can be emailed, or hosted online.










International Service Volunteers discuss sexual health with teen boys in Ghana

Help to deliver even more projects like this sexual health session for teenage boys in Ghana


‘Role of Trustee/What to Expect’