Ref: 4522 / 4523

Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC)


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Role Managed by:

Clara Nelson Strachan

Head of Research, Global Non Profits

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6204


Primary Practice Group: Global Non-Profit Practice

Salary & Benefits: The post is unremunerated

Closing Date: 02/03/2020

Formal Interview Date: 30th April and 1st May

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) is a dynamic fundraising charity that brings 14 leading UK aid organisations together in times of crisis. Over our 55-year history, the DEC has responded to over 70 major international emergencies, collectively raising £1.5 billion and reaching millions of people with humanitarian assistance. We raise funds quickly and effectively, uphold the highest standards of accountability and transparency, and learn and share information to promote effective emergency response and resilience. By working together, we can raise more money, more cost effectively to save lives and rebuild shattered communities.

We are seeking two dynamic and committed individuals to join the DEC’s prestigious Board of Trustees. Comprising the CEOs of the UK’s foremost international humanitarian charities alongside Independent Trustees, the DEC Board governs the organisation to stay true to its mission: to raise funds to save, protect and rebuild lives in vulnerable countries that are impacted by emergencies and major disasters. 

The new trustees will be individuals of exceptional calibre who can guide and further enhance the strategic development of the DEC. We are currently seeking two trustees with strong skills and experience in fundraising and/or broadcasting and media, with candidates ideally able to supplement each of these areas with related digital skills. They will be able to demonstrate strategic vision, sensitivity in understanding complex issues and relationships, understanding of digital technology and its transformative potential, and most importantly a commitment to the DEC and its member agencies.

We are keen that the DEC Board should become more diverse and representative. Thus, we are particularly focused on achieving an improved sex, age and Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) representation.

This position is non-remunerated and the initial term is three years. This can be extended for a further three years. The time commitment required is dependent on the level of disaster appeal activity but expected to be between 12 and 20 days per year.

To apply please download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for the role, and specify which role you are applying for.

Fundraising – 4522

Broadcasting and Media – 4523

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