Protecting human rights in childbirth

Registered Charity Number 1151152

Work for us

Chair to the Board of Trustees

Do you value justice for all? Do you have experience in leading people and collaboration? Are you excited by Birthrights’ ambitions to work towards long term, systemic change that empowers women and birthing people? This is an exciting time to join our organisation as we embark on a new 10-year strategy.

We’re looking for a new Chair to the Board of Trustees who:

  • Is an experienced leader and relationship builder, able to develop and ensure the Board works effectively as a collective.
  • Has an ability to network, engage and resonate with people from different social and professional backgrounds.
  • Has an understanding of UK charity governance.
  • Has a strong personal commitment to social justice and addressing and dismantling multiple forms of oppression.

They will also need to have a strong personal commitment to Birthright’s vision and mission and be committed to centering racial justice and taking an intentional approach to creating impact.

As huge champions of job-sharing and co-leadership, we welcome applications to job share for this position. If you’re interested in this, or if have other creative ways for this opportunity to work for you, please do get in touch.


Please download the Chair to the BoT recruitment pack for the full information about the role, the requirements, the person specification and more. The details of how to apply for the role are also contained within this pack. If you have further questions after reading it, please email: careers@birthrights.org.uk. You might also want to scroll down this page, to watch a short video showing you more about Birthrights’ work.

Deadline for applications: 12:00pm (midday) on April 22nd.

Interviews: w/c 6th May. Please let us know of any dates you are not able to make during this week, when you apply.

Associate Trainers

Our training sessions are run by two trainers – one with in-depth knowledge of human rights law and how it applies to maternity care and one who is a midwife or doctor with practical experience of delivering human rights-centred care. If you are interested in becoming a Birthrights Associate Trainer, please contact us.

About Birthrights

Birthrights is the UK charity that champions respectful maternity care by protecting human rights. We provide advice and legal information to women and birthing people, train healthcare professionals to deliver rights-respecting care and campaign to change maternity policy and systems. Find out more about our services in this short video or read our vision and strategy.