Are you passionate about the health impacts of social injustice, inequity, violent conflict or the climate emergency? You could help guide our work in bringing health professionals together to tackle these issues by joining our board of trustees.

We are seeking to appoint up to four new trustees to help guide our strategic direction and oversee our organisational governance.

Medact’s mission is to support health professionals from all disciplines to work together towards a world in which everyone can truly achieve and exercise their human right to health. We work on some of the most pressing national and global threats to health and well-being including climate change; human rights; conflict and violence; and rising inequality.

We’re a member-led organisation, and our members are made up of a range of health professionals including nurses, doctors, midwives, and clinical researchers.

As Board members, our Trustees are responsible for the governance of the organisation in line with the requirements of the Charity Commission. Trustees also contribute to the development of Medact’s strategy and participate in a range of other activities to support the Director and staff in the implementation of our plans.

The current Board has a diverse membership, with trustees including health professionals, academics, people with research, legal, charity and local government experience.

We are particularly seeking people with skills, experience and networks in financial management, campaigning or fundraising and communications. A passion for social justice and health equity is essential, but you do not need to be a health professional to apply.

For more information about what is involved in being a charity trustee, see this quick guide:

For an  informal chat about Medact, please contact our Chair of Trustees, Prof Alan Maryon-Davis on:

Or for a summary of what we do and how we work, please see our current 5-Year Organisational Strategy document.

To apply to become a trustee, please send a brief CV with a supporting statement to by Wednesday 31st July.

We will follow this up with an informal interview with two/three existing trustees in July, before recommending candidates for appointment to the Board at the Medact AGM on Saturday 7th September.


Medact's work is carried out by staff, volunteers, members and in collaboration with a wide network of partner organisations and individuals.

Find out more about our team on our People page

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