World Vision UK

Founded on a prayer 70 years ago, World Vision helps all children, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender in some of the world’s most dangerous places. Inspired by our Christian faith, we work alongside children and families so that they can overcome poverty and experience the fullness of life. The need for our work at this time is greater than ever. The Covid pandemic has exposed the global inequalities that the most vulnerable children and their families experience. This is why our focus will and must remain on the greatest threats to children. Together, Covid, conflict, and climate change threaten global security and ability to build community resilience. They are dramatically impacting childhoods and girls’ and boys’ dreams for the future. Yet our unwavering promise, motivated by our Christian faith, to reach the most vulnerable remains exactly the same.


This is an exciting and important time for World Vision UK and a significant time of transformation. We know that too few people know about us, and that the public are often confused about why they should particularly support World Vision. Our biggest challenge over the past decade has been attracting new supporters at sustainable costs. We seek to transform audience perceptions of World Vision as an organisation that delivers hope and a future for all children and have moved from a transactional “product-led” approach, to becoming far more cause- and values-led.

We are now seeking a values-driven leader in their field with deep experience in income generation to bring their expertise and guidance to help strengthen the Board. This trustee will be creative and strategic individual who can bring their whole selves to the Board and enable us to deliver our strategic vision.

We are looking for a trustee with income generation experience. We are operating in a highly competitive and sophisticated fundraising market and are one year into a new diversification strategy which is showing promise but is coming up against some serious external headwinds. You will bring a broad mix of fundraising channel experiences, a diverse professional network, and will be confident with digital fundraising to help support the income generation team to achieve their goals. 

World Vision has six core values that guide and determine our actions, and you will practise these along with a strong commitment to the goals and mission of World Vision. In particular, you will be a committed Christian.

We are actively committed to increasing the diversity of the Board and welcome applications from all sectors and backgrounds. If, having considered this brief, you believe you can support us to transform the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children in our lifetime, giving them hope and the future they deserve, we would love to hear from you. 


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.