Board member

Application deadline: 
Wednesday, 30 September, 2020 - 12:00
International Newcastle

If you think that internationalism is important and want to play a part in helping Newcastle develop further as a city with strong international relations and opportunities – joining our Board may be for you

Find out more below and download the recruitment pack here

International Newcastle is looking for up to 3 people to join our current Board of Directors. Following a review process and as we have developed our priorities and work programme, several areas of expertise have been identified.

We would welcome applicants who have experience in or are representative of the following groups and/or themes:

  • Refugees, asylum seekers and migrants
  • climate emergency
  • languages
  • youth work or youth sector (especially with international perspectives)
  • international business
  • Consular Corps

We welcome expressions of interest from individuals with a range of backgrounds and aim for diversity across our Board members, partners and stakeholders.  We offer induction to all Board members and additional support is available for individuals without prior board experience. 

Whilst board members will be expected to share their particular areas of expertise, the role remains voluntary, advisory and not executive.  The full role description and person specification for International Newcastle Board Directors is provided in the recruitment pack, which also has weblinks to additional background material.

About International Newcastle and our work

Newcastle is home to a diverse range of international communities and we have worldwide civic, community, business, cultural and investment links. We are committed to promoting, valuing and celebrating internationalism in the city and generating opportunities and impact through meaningful international relationships. 

International Newcastle is a Community Interest Company which is building a strong partnership and helping drive and co-ordinate an international relations approach, which builds on everyone’s resources, experience, skills and links to bring social, economic and cultural benefits to the city.

Our priority theme 2020-22 is about being a city for children and young people (0-30) to be confident, global citizens – which is all about empowering them and opening up access to international and intercultural experiences and opportunities.

How to apply

Click here to download the Recruitment Pack

To express interest in joining our Board please email a letter of no more than 2 sides of A4 to our Director, Declan Baharini at by noon on 30th September

Please tell us why you are interested in the position, how your experience relates to the areas outlined and what qualities you would bring.

If you are excited by this position and would like to have an informal discussion before applying, please contact Declan for an informal conversation about the organisation, its work and priorities and the role on the Board.


Those interested will be informed by 7th October of the outcome of the shortlisting process and whether they will be asked to have a more in depth conversation with the Chair and other Board members, before decisions are made by 21st October. 

The new Board members will receive induction and will be invited to attend the Board meeting at 10.30-12.30 on 3rd November 2020, when the role will officially begin.