Passionate about human rights? Fundraising experience? – join us as a Trustee

Posted on Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

The “Jewish voice for human rights”, René Cassin, is looking for a fundraising specialist to join our Trustee Board

Apply by Sunday 23 September

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René Cassin works to promote and protect universal human rights drawing on Jewish experience and values.

Our new Trustee will have experience in fundraising, enthusiasm for our mission and a willingness to commit time and energy to the role. We are seeking a creative and entrepreneurial thinker with a collaborative working style. A broad understanding of, and good connections within, the Jewish community would be an advantage.

René Cassin celebrates

  • the timeless and universal nature of human rights values and protections
  • the distinctive Jewish contribution to the current landscape of international human rights
  • the particular historical role played by our namesake, Monsieur René Cassin, to the development of contemporary human rights values in the aftermath of the Second World War

This is an important time. In the new era characterised by Brexit, Trump, the rise of nationalism, and weakening of international norms and institutions, the underlying principles of human rights, and even of the rule of law, are coming under sustained attack.

Principles that have been hard fought for and had appeared firmly entrenched are now being questioned and attacked. The system of human rights protections, largely rooted in the Jewish experience in Europe from 1933-45, is being casually discarded.

As we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, there has never been a greater need for a strong Jewish advocate, actor and partner making the case for the contemporary importance of human rights values and protection. There has never been a more important time to get involved in our work.

Join us and take part in growing the organisation and helping us to increase our funds and profile and to realise our potential as the leading voice for human rights in the Jewish community.

If you are interested in this opportunity you are welcome to have an informal chat with our Chair, Daniel Silverstone: daniel@dsilverstone.co.uk. Or feel free to email René Cassin’s Director: mia.hasenson-gross@renecassin.org.


To apply, please send your CV with a covering email to: mia.hasenson-gross@renecassin.org

The closing date for applications is Sunday 23 September.