The IARS International Institute is pleased to announce that we are looking for experienced individuals to join our Board and become a Trustee.


The IARS International Institute was informally set up as a bottom-up, international network on youth matters. Since then, we have expanded our remit and we are now recognised as one of the world’s leading user-led Institutes with a mission "To give everyone a chance to forge a safer, fairer and more inclusive society." We are focused on empowering the most marginalised communities through direct service delivery, while enabling organisations to achieve, measure and improve their social impact.

Who we are looking for

The purpose of a Trustee is to ensure, in common with fellow Board members, that Independent Academic Research Studies (IARS) operates in a manner which enables it to fulfil its aims and objects as effectively as possible.

We are looking for experienced individuals from multiple disciples who are passionate about the work that we do as a charity. You must be ambitious and self-motivated by integrity and diligence and must have a strong personal commitment to equality of opportunity. As a Trustee you will be working directly with the Director of IARS and supporting him in key decision making processes that will benefit the charity.

The role and the application process

Listed below are a few of the essential qualities that we expect in our Trustees:

  • Understanding Strategic & Business planning
  • Understanding of how social policy impacts on practice and how research can inform policy.
  • Understanding and knowledge of Charity and Company Law

The full Role Description and Personal Specification can be found via this link

This is a voluntary role, however out of pocket expenses will be covered.

To apply to be an IARS Trustee you must simply send the following to

  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. IARS Diversity Monitoring Form

The trustees are aiming to interview candidates in November with the aim of inviting successful candidates to their next board meeting in December.

For more information on the role please contact