Concordia was founded as a charity in 1943, with the aim of recruiting British Volunteers to pick crops as part of the war effort. 70 years on we have grown considerably but still have the same ethos. We remain very much a non-profit organisation and our mission is to foster cross-cultural understanding and friendship by providing people with quality opportunities for work experience, education and training. The welfare of every person we place on a farm or volunteering project is of paramount importance to us. We offer pastoral assistance to any Concordia seasonal worker who we bring over to work on a British farm from Eastern Europe and who finds themselves in a difficult situation through no fault of their own. We deliver a market leading customer service for farmers, to ensure the seasonal workers’ stay on a U.K. farm working is the best it can be.
We are internationally recognised for providing volunteers from over 50 nations with placements in the UK and abroad. We are also part of two of the biggest international volunteer networks, the Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organisations and the Committee for International Voluntary Service Organisations (CCIVS) and we share with them quality standards for our projects as well as the ethos that drives our work.
We are seeking two new trustees to join our Board who:
- are excited by the vision and the ambition of Concordia and can contribute to a strategic, cohesive and effective Board
- recognise and understand Concordia’s special UK and international role to encourage an understanding of different beliefs and cultures and promote harmony between nations
- have successful leadership experience, possessing excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well energy and commitment
We would welcome applications from those with Finance and Marketing expertise.
Please download the candidate brief above for further information.
Apply below by submitting your CV along with a Personal Statement addressing the person specification. For an informal confidential discussion call Richard Evans on 07958 984161 or 020 3126 4858.
Closing date: 30 November 2017
To find out more: www.concordia.org.uk