POPS’ Board: Trustee Recruitment



POPS provides support services and advocacy for offenders’ families, offenders and their children. Established by prisoners’ families, we are a charity with national influence placing the user voice front and centre of all we do. We are known for our passion, creativity and commitment to tackling discrimination within the Criminal Justice System, particularly with, and on behalf, of black prisoners.

POPS’ is proud to have a passionate and dedicated board who utilise their skills and experience to steward the delivery of our organisational strategy. As we seek to diversify we are looking for individuals with open minds, creativity and insight. You don’t need to have a criminal justice background, simply to be dedicated to creating a fair society for everyone, no matter their background. If you have experience as a service user, even better! Each trustee must demonstrate:

  • a commitment to the organisation and its objectives
  • good, independent judgment and an ability to contribute toward decision making.
  • an ability to work effectively as a member of a team

We are especially interested in hearing from people who have marketing, IT (digital), research and fundraising experience. We particularly want to hear from individuals from BAME populations. The initial commitment for a POPS’ trustee is three years. You will be required to attend 4 board meetings a year plus up to 3 subgroup meetings. These normally take place in Manchester but are currently taking place virtually. Reasonable travel expenses will be paid in line with our Trustee policy.  You must also be over 18 years of age.

For more information download our Trustee Recruitment Pack

To apply please send your CV and supporting statement (no more than 2 sides of A4) to POPS’ CEO, Diane Curry OBE, explaining how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role. To arrange an informal conversation prior to submitting an application please email dianec@partnersofprisoners.co.uk.

We are hoping to complete the recruitment process for the new financial year so applications should be submitted no later than 8th February 2021.