Ranjit is currently Chairman of the Heart of Birmingham teaching Primary Care Trust and a Civil Service Commissioner. Appointed recently as Board member of the Tenants Services Authority, Member of the National Leadership Council of the NHS and as an Ambassador for Diversity on Public Boards.
Between 1972 and 1985 he was involved in youth and community work in projects in the inner city area of Handsworth, Birmingham, and worked at the Asian Resource Centre on projects that dealt with housing, employment, immigration, welfare and educational needs of people living in deprived communities. He continues to be involved in a number of voluntary sector projects delivering services in Birmingham.
Ranjit was previously Governor of the BBC with special responsibility for the English regions, member of the Radio Authority and the Independent Broadcasting Authority, Trustee of the National Gallery, Deputy Chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality, Chairman of Refugee Employment Training and Education Forum, Member of the Lord Chancellor's Advisory Group on Legal Education and Conduct, a Member of the Home Secretary's Race Relations Forum and a Member of Birmingham Health Authority. From 1985 to 2007, he was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Community and Youth Studies at the University of Birmingham, Westhill.
He is currently also Chairman of sampad, a South Asian Arts organization, and a Trustee of the Baring Foundation and Bryant Trust. Recently appointed as a Visiting Professor for Cohesion, Diversity and Intercultural Relations at the University of Coventry.
Ranjit became a member of Council in December 2010