Equality and Tourism brings into focus global tourism, women, development issues and gender equality. We work to bring about structural change for women, both within the tourism and hospitality sectors and for those, who are affected by tourism in destination environments. We help to drive change by empowering women through the involvement of local communities and by engaging stakeholders at every level. It is a very exciting and challenging time to join us, as we are on the cusp of change and now want to reach out to others to help us move forward.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a passion for our mission to play a leading role in the next phase of Equality in Tourism’s development. You will join a small, highly committed and passionate team to deliver on our mission and vision. We are two co-directors, three trustees and supportive volunteers and interns.
Criteria for becoming a Trustee
All our trustees are actively involved in the development of Equality in Tourism and although time commitments vary, it can be on average a couple of hours a week, depending on your availability. We hold quarterly trustee meetings on Zoom and once a year we hold a weekend strategic development meeting. We all work from home.
As a trustee, you need to be resident in the UK. You will have certain statutory duties, as well as being able to make full use of your knowledge, experience and skills. Statutory duties include ensuring the organisation fulfils its vision and mission and pursues the objectives of its governing documents, contributing actively to determining policy and to strategic direction, ensuring financial stability and accountability of the organisation, and safeguarding the good name and values of the organisation.
Those we seek to appoint will be committed to gender equality and understand how it interacts with other social inequalities. Prior experience of being a trustee is not required. You will be a good team player and be skilled in at least one of the following:
- gender equality and diversity in business
- human rights
- the tourism and hospitality sectors
- business management
- relevant consultancy
At Equality in Tourism, we’re constantly challenging the status quo, and recognise that groundbreaking ideas come from diverse perspectives. We are committed to creating a diverse Board of Trustees where all voices are heard and valued, without discrimination on the bases of race, religion, colour, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age or disability.
To read the full role description please click here. Please email Angela Kalisch, our chair, for more information, or send your C.V. plus a covering letter explaining why you feel you would be suitable for a specific trustee role to firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you.