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Three Trustees (Treasurer, Clinical and Policy)

Three Trustees (Treasurer, Clinical and Policy)

Freedom from Torture is the only organisation in the UK dedicated solely to the treatment of survivors of torture. Each year, across our 5 therapy and treatment centres, we work with almost 1000 torture survivors and their families. Our staff and volunteers combine expertise with passion and dedication to provide psychological therapies, medico-legal reports, welfare and legal advice and practical support, enabling torture survivors to rebuild their lives and their sense of self.

We are especially proud of our survivor activism programme which is leading the way internationally in amplifying the voice of torture survivors and making sure they are central to the prevention of torture and protection of survivors.

As a Trustee, you will be joining at an exciting time with our new CEO leading us forward under a new strategy. This is an opportunity to help shape and steer Freedom from Torture, and to support and make a real difference to our clients, staff and volunteers.

We are looking for 3 Trustees who understand and care about Freedom from Torture's charitable aims. You will also understand good governance and what the role of a non-executive Trustee involves.


  • Treasurer: you need to be a qualified accountant with experience in financial management and controls including audit and risk in a charity context. The successful appointee will chair our Finance Committee
  • Policy: significant track record in international human rights and/or international relations (with experience of delivering policy impact
  • Clinical: a qualified clinician with a significant track record in providing therapy and rehabilitation services for survivors of torture or those who have experienced a combination of complex trauma and extreme socio economic and/or legal marginalisation

We would be delighted to hear from you if you share our passion for our work, understand the issues facing torture survivors and have a deep commitment to human rights. Applications from torture survivors with the requisite skills are particularly welcome. We are committed to increasing Board diversity.

For more information about Freedom from Torture, please look at our website

To view the Role Description and Person Specification and how to apply, please visit:

You will need to submit a CV and cover letter which clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the role and state why you wish to be a Trustee at Freedom from Torture. Please specify which role you are applying for: Treasurer, Trustee (Policy) or Trustee (Clinical).

Please contact Vicky Hughes, Head of HR, on 07767 313 104 or if you wish to arrange a discussion with the Chair of Trustees about any of these roles.

This role requires an enhanced DBS check to be carried out.

Closing date: 21st October 2018 at midnight

Expected date of interviews: 6th and 8th November 2018

Freedom from Torture is an Equal Opportunities Employer.