Non-Executive Director x 2

“An amazing place to surround yourself with love and support. It’s hard enough being a single parent – add in typical Asian stigmas and it’s a lot worse!”

“I felt motivated and empowered after talking to everyone and, after a very long time, had a peaceful and sound sleep”

Become a non-executive director of ASPN and support Asian single parents across the UK!

In brief

Asian Single Parents Network CIC (ASPN) is looking for two new volunteer non-executive directors (NEDs) to join our board. We are looking for people who want to support Asian single parents across the UK and have specific expertise in one or more of the following:

  • Fundraising 
  • Organisational leadership in the social enterprise / charity sector
  • Finance 
  • The experiences of Asian single parents in the UK
  • Communications and social media 

Essentially the NED role is to provide a creative contribution to the board by providing independent oversight and support to ASPN’s founder and executive director.

As with a trustee in a charity, the non-executive director positions at ASPN are voluntary. Below is more information about the board, the roles, how to apply and some official guidance on what it means to be a director.

The context

ASPN is a unique community which offers social, emotional and practical support in order to build confidence, prevent isolation and combat the stigma attached to being a single parent in South Asian families.

Since 2011, ASPN has organised an array of activities for our hundreds of members, including expert-led information and advice sessions as well as events such as day trips and weekends away.

When members join, they often express relief that they are finally in a space where they are with other people who understand what they’re going through.

The network is a safe space, where members can talk to others in the same boat without judgement. It provides company for parents when doing activities which they would have otherwise done alone. It also helps the children of members who might feel different to their peers, seeing that there are others in the same situation as themselves. Read what members say about ASPN on our Reviews page.

Role & person specification

Each board member will offer advice and guidance based on their life experience and professional background. The board meets quarterly and members provide strategic guidance, oversight, and maintain effective internal controls. As ASPN is a small organisation we are looking for board members who have the time and networks to help grow and strengthen the organisation.

Are you interested?

Please contact ASPN’s founder Aruna Bansal for an informal conversation at

What does it mean to be a CIC director:

This role involves taking on the legal responsibilities of a director. For more information, please click here to view the guidance from the Government Department for Business, Innovations and Skills.