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Vacancy: Chair of Board of Trustees (voluntary role)

Maternity Action is seeking an exceptional person to become our new Chair. We are looking for an inspiring leader who will build on the reputation and success of Maternity Action with the energy and capacity to help shape the future, identify opportunities and tackle challenges. You will be an experienced strategic leader who is committed to Maternity Action’s values and mission as the UK’s leading charity committed to ending inequality and improving the well-being of pregnant women, new parents and their families.

Maternity Action has a Board of eight trustees from varied backgrounds and representing different areas of experience relevant to Maternity Action’s programme who work together closely as a team. Maternity Action has a small, committed and experienced staff. Maternity Action’s Director is currently on extended leave and a member of staff has been appointed as Head of Operations on a temporary basis. The Board is providing considerable support and time to the staff of Maternity Action to ensure operations continue until the anticipated return to work of the Director. During the time until the Director’s return the Chair will need to provide in the order of one and a half to two days a week to fulfil their role. The outgoing Chair will step down on 28 January 2015.

The Board invite expressions of interest for the post of Chair.

Download the full advertisement here.

Please click here for an application pack.

How to apply

Please either e-mail a CV and one-page covering letter to or send to:

Helen Beecher Bryant – Head of Operations
Maternity Action
52-54 Featherstone Street

T: 020 7253 2288