Job description

Britcross Limited: External Director Volunteer

Could you use your commercial knowledge to assist the British Rec Cross help people in crisis?

Commitment: Directors are required to attend meetings twice a year; but other meetings may be convened if necessary.

Location: Meetings will be based in London, normally at our British Red Cross head office

A little about us

The British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, disasters and conflicts. We are part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent humanitarian network and we refuse to ignore people in crisis.

About Britcross Limited

Britcross Limited, a non-charitable company wholly owned by the British Red Cross, is currently seeking a volunteer to join its Board of Directors as an external director. Britcross Limited achieved a turnover of just over £1.7m and a profit of just over £860,000 for the year ended 31 December 2018.

Britcross Limited's Board of Directors is made up of a director from the Red Cross' Board of Trustees; two directors from the Red Cross' Senior Management Team; and an external director. The Board of Trustees makes appointments of external directors.

Do you know anyone with professional commercial knowledge who is looking for an opportunity to use their skills to help a charity business owned by a dynamic national and international charity?

What we are looking for

You'll be ideal for this role if you have demonstrable trading or retail experience, with strong business acumen and would love to play a part in helping the British Red Cross thrive.


Some of the responsibilities of the role include:

  • act within their powers as laid out in the Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • promote the success of the company
  • exercise independent judgement
  • exercise reasonable skill, care and diligence
  • avoid conflicts of interest
  • not accept benefits from third parties
  • declare interests in a proposed transaction or arrangement

Next steps

If you're interested in applying for this volunteer role, please provide your CV and a cover letter setting out your skills and experience and send putting "External Director Volunteer" in the subject line.

A role description and subcommittee terms of reference are available on request.

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 23.59 on the 10th August 2020 with interviews to follow.

A little more about us

At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of, age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Diversity is something we celebrate, and we want you to be able to bring your authentic self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.

In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place,and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.

If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.

The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

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Posted on: 03 August 2020
Closed date: 10 August 2020
Job ref: REQ0000030IH
Tags: Vocational/Services