About Brake

Is Brake a registered charity?

Yes, Brake is registered with the Charity Commission. Our registration number is 1093244.

How did Brake begin and what does it do?

Brake was established in 1995 and is a road safety charity working with communities and organisations across the UK to stop the tragedy of road deaths and injuries, make streets and communities safer for everyone, and support people bereaved and seriously injured on roads. View our timeline of major events here.

How is Brake’s money spent?

81p of every £1 used is spent on Brake’s charitable work supporting people bereaved or seriously injured, and delivering road safety activities. The remaining 19p is spent on raising vital funds for the future.

Who are Brake’s senior staff?

Brake has an executive team comprising eight staff members, including the chief executive, who bring to the charity a range of skills and expertise.  View the team here.

Who are Brake’s trustees?

Brake has seven trustees who support the staff at Brake by drawing on their personal and professional experiences. The trustees include a senior personal injury solicitor, a professor of emergency medicine, and the chief scientist at TRL, the UK's Transport Research Laboratory. The trustees meet with the chief executive, and relevant staff members, virtually as necessary and run a face-to-face meeting at least once a year to review financial and service delivery performance and strategy.  Meet the trustees here.

How do I volunteer for Brake?

Brake’s aim is to engage as many people as possible. Together we are stronger. We believe volunteers are a crucial asset, helping us carry out our work. Volunteers can carry out many activities, ranging from fundraising, to educating and campaigning, to helping out in our offices. To find out more click here.

How does Brake review staff remuneration?

It is essential for Brake to have competent and credible leaders at the top of the charity to guide us towards our vision in the most effective and efficient ways; and professional staff at all levels.

Having a competitive reward offering is one of the many ways we can work to secure the best people to do this important work. We have pay policies to help us attract and retain great people. View our remuneration policy here.

What is Brake’s environmental policy?

At Brake, we recognise our responsibility to reduce our own carbon and environmental footprint and commit to being an environmentally responsible organisation. We balance this responsibility with the necessity to carry out our charitable activities and manage our finances appropriately. Our board formally commits itself to being an environmentally responsible organisation. View our environmental policy here.

What is Brake’s equal opportunities policy?

Brake recognises that discrimination is unacceptable and has an equal opportunities policy in place. The aim of the policy is to ensure no job applicant, employee or worker is discriminated against either directly or indirectly on the grounds of age, disability, gender, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Brake commits to maintaining a neutral working environment in which no employee or worker feels under threat or intimidated.  View the policy in full here.