United Kingdom
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Join our board and use your skills to help end gendered poverty. The Smallwood Trust has been helping women out of poverty for more than a century. Their work helps women on low incomes to become financially resilient - overcoming adversity to build a confident, positive and secure future. With c.£35 million investments, the Smallwood Trust's grant-making provides life-changing funds for individual women, women's voluntary sector organisations and practical policy initiatives that aim to promote systemic change.

The board of the Smallwood Trust are seeking to appoint up to three board members who share the Trust's aims, mission and values and feel able to make a contribution to the Trust's future.

Whilst the board are seeking a broad range of skills and experience, they would particularly welcome applications from candidates with a track-record in the following areas:

• Insights into how to achieve policy change through advocacy and lobbying

• Strategic communications with experience of how to build consensus for social change through effective messaging

• Building contacts and connections within wider grant-making and philanthropic networks

• Investment and asset management

The Smallwood Trust is committed to achieving greater diversity in its board, and actively encourage people from Black and Ethnic Minor­ity backgrounds, working class backgrounds, disabled people, people with lived experience of poverty and people with different views and perspectives. If you'd like to be a board member but face barriers in applying such as accessibility issues, health issues, caring responsibilities or other concerns, please get in touch to discuss how we can support you.

Location: Malvern /National / Flexibility dependent on new board members

Expenses: Board member roles are unremunerated but expenses are paid such as childcare and travel in order to support attendance at board meetings.

To learn more about this unique opportunity, and to find out how to apply, please read the full appointment brief, on the Prospectus website, which can be reached by clicking on the “Apply on Website” Button.

• Closing date: 15 April

• Initial interviews with Prospectus: w/c 27 April - w/c 4 May

• Interview workshop with the Smallwood Trust: 21 May

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Posted on: 17 February 2020
Closed date: 18 March 2020
Job ref: HQ00177067
Tags: Senior Management