Trustee - In Kind Direct




Would you like to make a difference to 445,000 people each week?

We are excited to be recruiting two new Trustees to join our Board in 2024.

About IKD

In Kind Direct (IKD) is the UK charity providing a simple solution to connect companies and their products to thousands of charities, community groups, schools and the communities, families and individuals they support. Together we make a difference to 445,000 people each week.

We are an enabler, supporting local organisations to do more for less whilst making it easy for companies and brands to have a positive social impact with the products they make and sell.

At IKD, we believe everyone deserves access to life’s essentials and that no usable product should go to waste. Since being founded in 1996 by HM King Charles III, we have:

  • Unlocked £350m of savings into the charity sector
  • Diverted 37,500 tonnes of usable products from going to waste
  • Supported over 15,000 charitable organisations

We have 33 amazing employees based across London and Telford. We are proud to be certified as a “Great Place to Work”.

Who we’re looking for:

This year IKD celebrates its 27th anniversary and by 2025 our goal is increasing our impact and reaching over 600,000 people every week. We are looking for new Trustees with the enthusiasm, creativity and commitment to help take us to this next level. We are passionate about diversity and the positive impact this has by bringing different experiences, skills and thinking to the table.

We are looking for people whose skills can complement and enhance our current Trustee board. As such, we are ideally looking for candidates who can bring at least one of the following areas of expertise to our board:

  • Charity Sector Experience—With IKD’s UK reach and role as an infrastructure organisation (a charity supporting other charitable organisations), we welcome someone with a rounded understanding of the specific trends, challenges and opportunities across our sector. It is likely you have worked or volunteered with charitable organisations, and will crucially bring a breadth of understanding of the sector as a whole and its role in society.
  • HR—We are looking for someone with an HR background, who can bring this thinking and experience to our board. This would include being a champion for Equity, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Legal – You will bring legal experience and knowledge from either the public, private or charity sectors. You would bring this approach to our board as we grow as an organisation, an employer and increasing the breadth of our services.

As a trustee, you will;

  • Work with a group of optimistic and determined problem-solvers who want to make a difference
  • Have the opportunity to input into the strategic direction of IKD
  • Provide guidance and constructively challenge the CEO and team in equal measure.
  • Regularly meet and network with the Board and team
  • Be able to build relationships with a diverse range of charitable organisations and corporations across the UK

You would receive an induction into what we do, training and reimbursable expenses.

The expected commitment will be 6 days per annum. This includes quarterly meetings (usually in central London or online) for approximately 2 hours and an away day.

For further information and more details regarding both IKD and the role of Trustee, please download the full Trustee Briefing Pack. Please click on the link below, which will take you to our application form and also the documents you can download.

If, having reviewed the Trustee Pack, you would like to speak to our CEO to understand more about the role, please let us know by contacting, and we will arrange a short call.

In Kind Direct is an equal opportunity employer therefore, if you need any of this information in a different format or would like to suggest a different form of application, please let us know.

If you feel as excited about our work at IKD as we do and would like to apply, please include a copy of your CV and a statement of interest (setting out why you would like to be considered and why you feel you would be a great match).

We are committed to creating a truly diverse organisation, and as such if you are comfortable to do so, please complete our Equal Opportunities form when applying. Please note, completing this will not impact your application.

  • Closing date for application is 25th June 2024. Please note we will not be able to consider any application that does not include both a CV and Statement of Interest
  • Pre-screening calls will be held during the application process and will last 20 minutes. These will be weeks commencing 10th June, 17th June and 24th
  • First Interviews will be 45 mins and will take place by video and will be during the weeks commencing 8th July and 15th July 2024
  • Final Interviews will take place by video and will be held the weeks commencing the 22nd July and 29th July 2024
  • Our aim is to make offers the week commencing 5th August 2024

To apply, please click the link: