Trustee Board Members
ADD International is looking for a number of outstanding new trustees to serve on its management board.
ADD is one of the UK’s largest development agencies working as an ally to the disability movements in 11countries in Africa and Asia. We are also one of the few organisations working solely from a human rights perspective. Our turnover is roughly £3 million per annum.
Our goal is to support organisations of disabled people in Africa and Asia to influence policy and practice, ending social exclusion and poverty.
Through the natural retirement of trustees from board service, over the next 12 months or so, ADD is looking to recruit a number of outstanding new trustees to contribute to the further development of our strategic direction.
We are keen to promote strong principles of equality and diversity and would welcome applications from all backgrounds. Disabled people are particularly encouraged to apply.
“Working with disabled people for positive change”
To download the application pack, please go to www.add.org.uk/jobs.asp. The closing date for applications is 31 July 2012.
Interviews will be held in London on 27 September 2012.
Role of the trustee
• Shaping, sustaining and reviewing ADD’s aims and strategies and ensuring they remain relevant to the vision, purpose and values of the organisation;
• Offering an external perspective and critical and generative thinking to the board, the chief executive and ADD’s management team;
• Setting the appropriate culture and ‘tone’ for the organisation which is consistent with its values;
• Providing appropriate advice and guidance on the operational/delivery implications of policy proposals;
• Attending board meetings and pre-meetings, chaired by the chair of the trustee board, and serving on committee(s) as appropriate;
• Providing independent support, guidance and challenge on the performance, progress and implementation of the business plan;
• Through the chair, holding the chief executive to account for the management of the organisation;
• Acting as a guardian of the charity’s assets, both tangible and intangible;
• Ensuring that ADD complies with all legal, fiduciary and regulatory requirements;
• Ensuring ADD’s governance is of the highest standard as outlined by the UK charity commissioners standards of good governance (http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/Charity_requirements_guidance/Charity_governance/Good_governance/good_gov_code.aspx);
• Participating in tasks such as fundraising, policy advocacy, recruitment panels and advice to the chief executive; and
• Adhering to the Seven Principles of Public Life (http://www.public-standards.gov.uk/About/The_7_Principles.html).
Proven and sound experience in one or more, of the following are required:
- Understanding and appreciation of disability rights and respect of the dignity of persons with disabilities;
- Strategic public fundraising and fundraising oversight UK expertise;
- A lived experience of disability;Understanding of the global South – particularly Africa;
- Understanding of development/policy, measurement/evaluation and capacity
- building, particularly global policy and advocacy around disability and development; and
- Organisational development and change management skills.
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