The Leprosy Mission England & Wales
Unpaid role, expenses paid
Permanent, Part-time, Approx. 8 meetings per year, 7 of which can be undertaken on Zoom/Teams and one UK-based
Job description

Approx. 8 meetings per year, 7 of which can be undertaken on Zoom/Teams, with one in-person meeting each year in the UK

This is a strategic time to join the Board of TLM England and Wales.  We have a strong and committed group of trustees who bring a wealth of experience and expertise.  Following a recent review, we are seeking to appoint two new trustees with skills in Fundraising, Finance or Digital Marketing and Innovation.

The Leprosy Mission is the world’s largest leprosy-focused organisation, a pioneer in our field, with over 140 years’ experience tackling this ancient disease. As a leading international Christian development organisation, we operate as a Global Fellowship comprising Members from 31 countries.  We work with people of all faiths and none to bring about the defeat of leprosy and transformation in the lives of people affected. The Leprosy Mission England and Wales (TLMEW) works in 10 countries across Africa and Asia.  We raise funds, promote research and innovation, and support our partners to strengthen health systems and provide life-changing health care services, skills training and opportunities for those who have been excluded and rejected by society.

As an organisation, we are seeking transformational growth.  Our goal is to see a leprosy-free world.  Our vision is for ‘leprosy defeated, lives transformed’, meaning a world with zero transmission, zero disability and zero discrimination.

Trustees are individually and collectively responsible for leading the organisation and each trustee should be prepared to use their specific skills, knowledge, network and experience to help the Board reach sound decisions. In addition to scrutinising board papers, this may also involve leading discussions, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives or other issues in which the trustee has special expertise.

TLMEW has a zero-tolerance policy towards any abuse, neglect and exploitation of all people.  Successful candidates are expected to understand, sign and comply with all organisational policies, including the TLMEW Code of Conduct and the TLMEW Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults Policy.  Recruitment to roles within TLMEW includes, in particular, criminal record checks/screening and the collection of relevant references. 

TLMEW is an explicitly Christian charity; we are seeking a committed Christian with a personal commitment to Jesus Christ reflected in their devotional life and involvement in their Christian community.  TLMEW is committed to diversity and welcomes those who have been underrepresented in INGO leadership positions, especially African, Asian, Latin American and Caribbean leaders, women and those with a disability.

Trustees have over-arching statutory duties in respect of governance, details of which can be found in the recruitment information pack on our website.

To apply, and for more information on this role and the work of TLMEW, please visit our website via the Apply button where you will be asked to upload a summary CV together with a covering letter outlining how you will contribute to the Board.

Closing date: 9am on Monday 6 June 2022

Preliminary Interviews (virtual):  Wednesday 21 June 2022

Interviews:  Wednesday 20 July 2022

Registered Charity number 1050327

Faith is considered to be an occupational requirement: Equality Act 2010.

Refreshed on: 24 May 2022
Closed date: 06 June 2022 at 09:00
Tags: Fundraising, Senior Management