Coram is looking for trustees across the Group

  • 17 January 2024

Coram has diverse Boards and Committees composed of highly experienced and sector leading trustees and governors with direct beneficiary experience. We are looking for more trustees to support our work across the Group.

We are Coram. Better chances for children. Now and forever.

Coram is the UK’s first and longest continuing children’s charity founded by Thomas Coram in London helping vulnerable children and young people since 1739. Today, we are dynamic group of specialist organisations helping more than one million children, young people, families and professionals every year across children’s rights and voice, adoption and family services, education and training.

Our vision is bold and ambitious – to be the Institute for Children, driving insight into impact, creating better chances for children child by child and changing the odds of the next generation through policy, legal and practice development.

About the Trustee Positions

We are looking to appoint trustees to the following charities within the Coram Group:

For positions across the group we are seeking candidates experienced at board level with specialism in psychology or psychiatry, relevant research and policy development, or fundraising and commercial development, as well as a senior qualified finance professional. We welcome applications from candidates who also have lived experience in any of the areas above.

Each trustee attends four or five board meetings in addition to the Annual Court meeting and serves for a term of four years (renewable for a further four years). If invited to serve on a committee this would require a further commitment of attending up to 4 meetings per year. The position is unpaid and, when in person, meetings take place at Coram Campus, 41 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AZ.

If you have any queries, please email

Please note this position is now closed.


Coram is an equal opportunities employer and organisation welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage applicants from Asian, African, Caribbean and other minority ethnic backgrounds to join our teams and our boards of trustees. Whilst we have a diverse team, we recognise we are a predominantly white workforce and are genuinely committed to encouraging candidates from diverse communities in order to improve the services to the children and families we help.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and where appropriate will require the successful applicant to undertake a check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Registered Charity No. 312278.