Child Poverty Action Group need a trustee
CPAG has for more than 50 years been the leading charity campaigning for the end of child poverty in the UK.
We make a difference; empowering families with the right advice, combatting unfair social security legislation in the courts as in last year’s challenge and win against the infamous “bedroom tax” and standing up for families and children in the media.
But a combination of factors including a sustained assault on our benefits system, means child poverty is forecast to rise sharply. 50 years on, the challenge is as great as ever but the skills we need to rise to that challenge are changing. Now you have the chance to support the dedicated people who work for CPAG to stay at the cutting edge of campaigning, playing your part in the struggle to end child poverty in the UK. We need to arm our Trustee Board with new skills, in digital media, campaigning and fundraising.
We are looking for two people to join the board.
CPAG’s activities include: policy and research, campaigning, lobbying and media work, welfare rights advice and legal test case work. We are the largest provider of information and training to welfare rights advisors and the most enduring campaigners for a more progressive approach to social security. We are open to applicants from the private, public and voluntary sectors, and to those in executive roles seeking their first Trustee role as well as to experienced Trustees who have the required functional expertise.
CPAG is strongly represented in Scotland and our Board includes a Trustee with specific Scottish experience and insight.
As the Scottish regime begins to diverge from that in the rest of UK, we would welcome applicants based in Scotland with the requisite skills and experience.