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Non-Executive Director(s)

Shared Interest is seeking two passionate and motivated Non-Executive Directors to further enhance the knowledge and expertise on our Board. We see this as an exciting opportunity to use your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people across the world.  Our aim is to alleviate poverty by enabling people in remote and disadvantaged communities, to trade and earn a living.  We do this by pooling the investments of our members and lending these funds to farmers and handcraft producers, who buy seeds, fertilisers and raw materials.  Once they sell their crops or crafts, they pay back the loan, and we lend this money again.

In every aspect of our work, we are committed to being a diverse and inclusive organisation.  We are seeking leaders who share our values and through collaboration and teamwork will enable us to achieve our ambitions and who will provide mission based leadership, independent judgement and strategic governance.  In order to complement our current Board, we would like to hear from candidates with knowledge, skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:  

  • Fair Trade
  •  International Development
  •  Charities
  •  Co-operatives
  •  Fair Trade Retail

Successful candidates will have previous experience as a non-executive.

Shared Interest’s Board Members serve 2 x 3 year terms.  You must be able to attend meetings at least five times a year, in addition to attendance at the AGM and any sub-committee meetings. The time commitment is approximately 12 days.  

The remuneration for the role is £3,420 p.a.  In addition, reasonable travel and other incidental expenses will be reimbursed.

If you are interested and would like to apply, please forward a copy of your CV together with a covering letter to  

Closing Date for Applications: 31st August 2021


We believe that people are our most valuable asset. We are focussed on staff development; it is important to us to nurture expertise, talent and passion within the staff team.


We are looking for people who share our commitment to fair and just trade; people who can help us to achieve our vision and mission.


The work life balance of staff is of upmost importance to us. We operate a flexi time policy which aims to provide employees the flexibility to effectively manage their work and personal commitments. We also offer benefits packages such as a Life Assurance scheme and an attractive 9% pension contribution, which is applied regardless of staff contributions.


We believe that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect.  We are committed to the development of policies and procedures to promote equal opportunities in employment, personnel practices and any services for which we are responsible.