Start date: November 2012
Location: Home based with attendance at 3-4 meetings in London per year
Closing date for applications: 29th June 2012
We are seeking a trustee who has an interest in supporting small hard-to-fund charities that are working to improve the lives of disadvantaged people. You will be part of a team of 6 trustees that meet 3-4 times a year to shape the strategic direction of the Trust and make decisions on allocating grants.
You will help the Trust take a strategic view on how it can more effectively distribute its limited resources in the current harsh financial climate. From time to time you will be invited to undertake assessment and/or monitoring visits independently or with the Trust Secretary to help increase your understanding of the work we support. Existing trustees are located in London, West Midlands and the North-West. We would ideally like the new trustee to come from another part of England, especially the South-West, or from Wales.
Experience of governance and working at a strategic level is required. You will ideally have experience of more than one of our priority groups, and may well have a Voluntary Action/Council of Voluntary Service background. It would be an added bonus if you had experience of issues faced by the voluntary sector in rural communities.
Trustee meetings are all held in central London - within easy access from Paddington, Euston and King's Cross stations. The trustee appointed must be prepared to travel to the capital up to 4 times per year for these meetings (typically 1pm-4pm). Full travel expenses will, of course be met. Because meetings are relatively infrequent it is important that all trustees make every effort to attend.
HOW TO APPLY - Please send a copy of your CV and a one page supporting statement outlining your interest in the vacancy and your relevant background, skills and experience to Joanne Anderson, Trust Secretary at the address advertised or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Advice and support
- Funding and finance
- Coping with cuts
- Addressing needs
- Managing change
- Planning for the future
- Involving people
- Public Service Delivery
- Governance and leadership
- Compact Advocacy programme
- Campaigning and influencing policy
- Collaborative working
- ICT (information and communication technology)
- Climate change
- People, HR and employment