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We are looking for new trustees and a company secretary to strengthen and enhance our board.


The key responsibilities of the role include advising, governance, overseeing policy and direction and assisting with the leadership and general promotion of We Are Family to support the organisation’s Vision, Mission, Values and needs.


Trustee capacity to devote the time needed for the following is essential:

  • 4 Board meetings per year
  • 2 Board away days per year (on a Saturday)
  • Membership of at least one sub-committee (which also meet 4 times a year)

We estimate 8-10 hours for the charity per month. The duration of membership for a new Board member is for three years in the first instance, with the possibility of appointment for a further three year term.

We are particularly interested candidates with the following experience:

  • Working as a professional with or in the adoption sector,
  • Advocacy and/or research work;
  • Finance/charity finance
  • Leadership within a charity
  • Education 
  • Legal

Previous board/trustee experience is not necessary and we welcome applications from all ages and backgrounds. A through induction, and further trustee training as appropriate, can be provided.

For more details, please review the role description here and contact us for a full recruitment pack via


We Are Family is seeking to appoint a committed and motivated Company Secretary who will work closely with the Board of Trustees and play an active part in the governance of the organisation.

  • We Are Family typically holds six Board meetings per year
  • In addition to being involved in Board meetings, the Secretary should expect to spend 8-10 hours each month on work related to the governance of the charity.
  • The normal term of appointment for a Secretary is three years.

For more details, please review the role description here and contact us for a full recruitment pack via

PLEASE NOTE: Both of these roles are voluntary opportunities with associated expenses –  such as travel / childcare –  covered by We Are Family.  Candidates can be based anywhere in the UK.


I love being a trustee of We Are Family.

I’ve both gained a lot from the organisation as an adoptive parent, but also been able to support its goals on the board.

Andrew, joined 2021