• Role: Chair of Trustees
  • Term: Three years, renewable for a second term of three years 
  • Time commitment: 25 days per year
  • Responsible to: Board of Trustees
  • Responsible for: Line management of the Executive Director
  • Deadline for applications: 5pm UK time on 17 April 2023. Interviews will be held in May 2023.

Conciliation Resources is looking for a new Chair of Trustees who will provide leadership, support and challenge to the organisation at a time when our peacebuilding work is more vital than ever.

We are looking for a Chair to guide the organisation at a pivotal time with conflict, climate change and the impact of cost of living taking their toll across the world. 

This is an exciting opportunity for a new Chair to lead the board of an ambitious and innovative UK charity with a global reach, working to provide practical support to people affected by violent conflict.
Jonathan Cohen
Executive Director, Conciliation Resources

Our new Chair should embody the organisation’s values of collaboration, creativity, challenge and commitment and bring diversity to our work. We are seeking a new Chair to provide leadership to our Board of Trustees so that it can fulfil its responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity. 

Whether from the private, public or non-profit sector, our ideal candidate will display keen judgement, bring experience of senior leadership and provide motivating support and challenge to colleagues. You should have previous board experience, a clear understanding of good governance and a global perspective. In addition, you should have strong networking skills and the ability to publicly represent the organisation. 

Above all, you will be fully committed to our values, mission and goals, sharing our vision to transform the way the world resolves violent conflict, so that people work together to build peaceful and inclusive societies.

Time commitment

To fulfil the role effectively, it is expected that the time requirement for the Chair will be 25 days per year comprised of four Board meetings (one of which can be extended to include a Retreat with all staff) plus preparation time, regular contact with the Executive Director and fellow Trustees, and participation in other meetings and events. The term of office is three years and the maximum number of consecutive terms is two. 

How to apply

For more information about this role and how to apply, please download our Appointment Brief. The deadline for applications is no later than 5pm UK time on 17 April 2023.

About Conciliation Resources

What is peacebuilding?

Peacebuilding seeks to address the underlying causes of conflict, helping people to resolve their differences peacefully and lay the foundations to prevent future violence.

Our goals and values

We challenge the status quo to find creative approaches to addressing violent conflict. We believe in working collaboratively, over the long-term. By working together, we can make peace possible.

What we focus on

Over the years, we have gained experience and expertise in a number of areas relating to addressing conflict. We prioritise these topics in our practical peacebuilding work and research.