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.


We’re looking for a trustee with senior level brand and communications experience to provide high-level strategic insight into our brand narrative and integrated communications strategy. Ideally with experience from the charity sector you will have gained senior level public campaigning experience, and have led high performing brand or communications functions. You will bring an eye for sector trends and a strong and ready network of communications and brand leaders that could be engaged to provide support to the executive team.

We are also 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. All candidates must be personally committed to the Christian faith and be able to respect, uphold and work within our client’s Christian mission, values, culture and faith statements. This individual will represent and speak on behalf of a Christian charity and as such the Occupational Requirement for an active Christian faith is justified under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1, clause 3.

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.

How to apply

To make an application, please click on the apply now button below, with the following prepared:

  • Your CV (no more than three sides).
  • A supporting statement (no more than two sides) that sets out why you think this role is the right move for you and how you meet the knowledge and experience criteria.

Closing date
Friday 5th May 2023

Preliminary interviews

Agreement of the final shortlist

Final panel interview event