Would you like to be a Trustee for the Angelou Centre?

  • Are you a positive, driven, committed and enthusiastic woman?
  • Are you passionate about ensuring that the voices of women are heard?
  • Would you like to help other women to achieve their potential?


At this very exciting time of significant growth, we need a Treasurer and Management Board members to join our existing team to ensure that the Angelou Centre carries out its purposes for the public benefit.

The Angelou Centre exists to advance the social inclusion and economic independence of black and minority ethnic women, children and young people. We provide services and activities that enable them to overcome barriers, achieve their full potential and inform policy and practice at all levels. A black-led women’s organisation we use a holistic approach to promote empowerment, through a team of multilingual and culturally competent workers and volunteers.

You will display strong commitment to the ethos and values of the Centre. You will bring your time, energy and commitment to work in the best interests of the organisation.

Due to the nature of our work the post is open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1). We particularly welcome applications from women from Black and Minority Ethnic Communities. We are keen to hear from women who have experience of working with women and girls; safeguarding children; finance and accounting; marketing and communications; business planning and enterprise; research, impact and evaluation; and ICT development, systems and support. The roles are voluntary; however, the Centre pays all reasonable expenses.

To request a Trustee Application Pack please contact Lesley Hughes, by phone on 0191 2260394 or email For an informal chat about the role please contact Umme Imam by phone, as above, or email Alternatively, visit our website for more information about our activities.

The closing date for applications is 3rd August 2017; interviews will be held on 23rd August 2017 and the successful candidates will take up their appointments in September 2017.


Getting Ready to reveal our digital toolkit for communities, online. The films were made by our Women’s Champions with artist Kate Sweeney, and premiered at our Voice and Choice Seminar. 14 Women’s Champions were involved in making the Community Charter and toolkit. that aims to promote domestic and sexual abuse awareness in diverse communities


THANK YOU! to all our members and speakers who came along to our Voice & Choice Seminar in February 2017. Hannana Siddiqui, Chi Onwurah, Dorett Jones and Judge Sunita Mason were so incredibly inspiring. Thank you to all of our service users, members, staff and board members, and especially our wonderful women’s champions.