Non-Executive Director recruitment

Organisation Overview

Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA) is a not-for-profit organisation that works to address poverty across Greater Manchester.

Our vision is of a Greater Manchester free from poverty where all residents can realise their potential and access the benefits of living in a diverse and vibrant city region.

We convene and network organisations from public, private and VCSE sectors, and people with lived experience of poverty, to foster collaboration and innovation and to maximise the impact of efforts to address the underlying causes of poverty across Greater Manchester. We equip stakeholders with the knowledge they need to tackle poverty. We carry out research and advocate for changes in policy at a local and city regional level and sometimes at a national level to address the structural and systematic causes of poverty.

There are three strands to our work: Policy and research, programmes and network support.

We are currently seeking four Non-Executive Directors to join the board at a key moment in the organisation’s development. The Non-Executive Directors will form a new board alongside Graham Whitham (Chief Executive) and Tom Skinner (Chief Operating Officer).

Role overview

The Non-Executive Director(s) will play an integral role on our Board, providing constructive input, expertise, challenge and guidance to the development of a new organisational strategy and plans to support us in achieving our vision and mission.

The successful applicant(s) will have the opportunity to make a real difference to our future, acting as an ambassador for GMPA, representing the organisation amongst key stakeholders, partners and the wider regional network and in helping us to accelerate our impact and growth over the coming years.

We would recommend that applicants read the About Us page on our website, and this impact statement before applying.

How to Apply

A copy of the role description and person specification is available here for reference.

Please submit an up to date CV and covering letter of no more than 1000 words, to highlight your relevant experience, skills and motivation for the Non-Executive Director role with GMPA, with reference to the role description. Please send this to Chris Bagley at

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact either Graham Whitham on 07917644435 or Tom Skinner on 07872346388.

Closing date for applications is: 5pm on Wednesday December 9th, 2020.

Interviews are expected to be held early in the New Year.



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