Welcome to the Muslim Aid Trustees microsite. Thank you for showing an interest in volunteering for Muslim Aid.
We are pleased to be partnering with TPP Recruitment as we search for six new trustees. At the top of the page you will find some more information about us, all the details of the opportunities and how to apply. There is much more information about Muslim Aid on our main website but you’ll get a good snapshot of us from here too.
What is Muslim Aid?
We are proud to be a part of Muslim Aid, being a well-respected international charity. Our humble beginnings started in 1985 with a British Muslim community response to the drought in the Horn of Africa, thirty years on, we are working in countries across Africa, Asia, Middle East and Europe.
We have operational field offices in Bangladesh, Bosnia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Pakistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Myanmar, who implement our humanitarian and development programmes.
With an income of £30 million from our generous supporters, 1,400 employees and almost 3000 volunteers enable us to support 8 million beneficiaries worldwide. We also implement various UK community development initiatives, such as, ‘Homeless Food Drives’. The income we raise makes a huge impact in bringing justice and restoring dignity to people who are victims of natural disasters, conflict and suffering.
Why we are looking for Trustees
Following an Inquiry by the Charity Commission into the governance and administration of the charity, the Interim Manager (IM) of Muslim Aid, Michael King, has been tasked by the Charity Commission with putting in place a new constitution for this charity and he has decided that it will shortly be incorporated as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) with the Commission. The CIO will in due course take over the assets, responsibilities and liabilities of Muslim Aid with a view to developing the charity in its work for humanity.
The Board of Trustees will eventually comprise between 10 and 12 people but the IM’s intention is to make a start by appointing approximately 6 trustees to apply for registration of the CIO, thus allowing the new Board to appoint the balance of trustees after further discussion as to the skills, experience and personalities required on the Board to pursue the strategic development of Muslim Aid.
It is the IM’s legal responsibility to identify suitable people to join the Board of the new CIO and he will do so with the assistance of a Review Committee consisting of supporters of Muslim Aid and of others of international development. The Review Committee will pay particular attention to the need for diversity of age and gender and the understanding of any applicant of the Muslim ethos in relation to this.
Interim Manager, Muslim Aid
Jehangir Malik OBE
CEO, Muslim Aid