Legal Officer Volunteer Roles in Belfast
Sophie Hayes Foundation is a dynamic charity, focused on helping survivors of modern slavery rebuild their lives and achieve sustainable freedom by providing invaluable training, coaching, work experience and advocacy across the UK.
We are seeking new a Trustee with legal expertise to join our growing charity to help us increase our reach and transform the lives of many more survivors of modern slavery.
The Board, like the organisation itself, is undergoing a transformation and we need a new Trustee to help us grow, increase our reach and transform the lives of many more survivors of modern slavery.
We are currently seeking a committed individual with to join as a Trustee. Experience and expertise required:
• Senior leadership.
• Should be a solicitor or barrister qualified in England and Wales, or otherwise have a background or significant experience in legal practice in England and Wales.
• An understanding of the laws applicable to company and charity governance and the legal duties of company directors/charity trustees.
As well as these specialist skills, we are seeking independent thinkers and team players. You must also support our mission, be aligned to our values, and be able to act as an ambassador for the organisation.
The Board of Trustees seeks a wide-ranging level of experience, thinking and background to ensure that we have the skills, expertise and diversity of thought and perspective to draw upon in our governance and decision-making roles.
You will need to have the time to contribute to our growth of the charity, by attending Board meetings (6 per year for 2 – 3 hours), support Committee Chairs and Board officers, work and support our small but mighty management team, and represent Sophie Hayes Foundation to key stakeholders.
African Development Choices (ADC) is a UK-based Social Enterprise on a mission to reduce poverty by empowering communities to make more informed choices in the management of public finances.
ADC’s purpose is to enable communities to independently meet their needs for essential services, such as clean water and sanitation and improve lives in Africa.
At ADC we encourage a working culture of seeking and giving input, showing and taking initiative, and commitment to the organisation and its purpose.
We now have an exciting opportunity for a volunteer COO to join ADC.
Main purpose of job: Lead ADC’s strategic planning & business operations. Planand execute long-term and short-term plans and directives by implementing judgement, vision, management, and leadership
Reports to: Founder and CEO
Position is responsible for: Business Operations, Marketing & Communication, Finance, Legal & Risk, IT, Admin Support
Main Duties and Objectives:
- Create ADC’s strategic framework, business priorities and annual action plan
- Develop ADC’s business plan and KPIs aligned to the strategic framework
- Set comprehensive goals and objectives for performance and growth
- Communicate and champion the strategic framework and action plan and set up teams to support the annual action plan
- Evaluate performance by analysing and interpreting data and metrics. Manage and monitor ADC’s business performance management process
- Oversee ADC’s daily operations and the work of core operational functions (IT, Marketing, Admin Support, Finance, Legal & Risk)
- Assist CEO and Executive Team in fundraising ventures & planning
- Assist CEO with ADC’s expansion strategy (investments, acquisitions, alliances etc.)
- Recruit relevant team skills and capacity
- Enable cross team collaboration and focus
Knowledge, Skills, Education and Experience:
- Demonstrable competency in strategic planning and business development
- Have at least 15 years of Strategic management or transformation roles
- Have operational experience evidence of setting up functions, policies and procedures
- Evidence of setting up, managing and developing teams
- Working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics
- Have strong leadership qualities and expertise
- Available to volunteer at least 10-15 hours a week
- Ability to actively take initiative and help set things up in a start-up environment
- Ability to actively seek and give input in a collaborative team environment
- A committed team player with good communication skills
- Proven experience as a COO or Head of Operations
- Experience working in an early stage star-tup and gone through a scaling phase
- Passion for the start-up life and comfortable in a role with a little ambiguity
- Experience leading, managing and coaching successful teams in different geographical locations
What ADC Offers You:
- Professional learning and career development opportunities
- An opportunity to build on your work experience within your profession
- An opportunity to be part of a diverse team representing different parts of the world that is changing lives in Africa
- An opportunity to help shape a start-up social enterprise
- We provide work reference
This job description is a written statement of the essential characteristics of the job, with its principal
accountabilities, incorporating a note of the skills, knowledge and experience required for a satisfactory level of performance. This is not intended to be a complete, detailed account of all aspects of the duties involved.
Here at African Development Choices, we celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our teams are made up of people from all over the world and we welcome all applications. If you are disabled or have a long-term health condition, and you require any reasonable adjustments for your application with us, please let us know by contacting recruitment(at)africandevelopmentchoices(dot)org.
Africa Health Organisation (AHO) and its Subsidiaries
Africa Health Organisation (AHO) is looking for trustees and Board of Directors for its board and for its subsidiaries. AHO subsidiaries are independent and operate an independent Board of Trustees/Directors separate from AHO. Trustees of a Company Limited by Guarantee are called Directors for the purpose of Company Law. We are looking for the following trustees:
Africa Health Organisation (AHO) - 4 Trustees/Board of Directors
(1) Africa AIDS Foundation - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(2) Africa Age Foundation - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(3) Africa Animal Health Alliance - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(4) Africa Climate Change Alliance - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(5) Africa Community Development Alliance - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(6) Africa Conciliation and Mediation Service - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(7) Africa Credit Union (ACU) - 5 Board of Directors (for profit)
(8) Africa Dental Association - 3 Trustees/Board of Director
(9) Africa Diabetes Association - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(10) Africa Ealy Years Development - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(11) Africa Environment Conservation Alliance - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(12) Africa Family Planning Alliance - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(13) Africa Food Development Programme - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(14) Africa Foundation for Education - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(15) Africa Genomics - 5 Board of Directors (for profit)
(16) Africa Heritage Fund - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(17) Africa Initiative for Sustainable Development - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors)
(18) Africa Mental Health - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(19) African Mothers Alliance Initiative - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(20) Africa Nursing and Care Agency - 5 Board of Directors (for profit)
(21) Africa Pharmaceutical - 5 Board of Directors (for profit)
(22) Africa Prostate Cancer Association - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(23) Africa Recycling Development Alliance - 5 Board of Directors (for profit)
(24) Africa Refugee Council - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(25) Africa Rural Development Alliance - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(26) Africa TB Organisation Programme - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(27) African Children's Development - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(28) African Women's Association - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(29) African Council of Families - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
(30) African Youth Association - 3 Trustees/Board of Directors
The role of a Trustee
Trustees work as part of a Board of Trustees/Directors in order to: inform the organisation’s strategic direction; scrutinise the financial management of the organisation; and ensure the sound governance of the organisation. Trustees are not responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the organisation. However, they are responsible for scrutinising the operational decisions taken by the Chief Executive Officer, to ensure that the organisation operates effectively and in line with its objectives and values.
Hours, location and benefits
- Trustees are required to attend quarterly Board meetings in person or video conference like zoom.
- All Trustees are required to participate in at least one Sub-Group. These meetings are held once every quarter.
- Trustees are required to attend the Annual General Meeting.
- Preparatory work is required in advance of and sometimes following each meeting.
- Trustees may be required or encouraged to contribute to AHO-related activity outside meetings, e.g. to participate in staff interview panels, to participate in specific project-focused tasks, to contribute to decision-making that requires the involvement of the Trustees.
- Trustees are strongly encouraged to occasionally visit the projects.
- Trustees are strongly encouraged to attend the annual Staff Away-day and the Board’s annual strategic planning day.
Trustees are volunteers who give their time, skills and expertise for no financial gain. Reasonable expenses will be reimbursed in line with the organisation’s Volunteer Policy.
It is essential that a diverse skills set is represented amongst the Board of Trustees/Directors. It is expected that the Trustees work as a team, such that they can draw on different skills depending on the task in hand. We encourage you to highlight your particular strengths, so that we can compare these to the skills already represented on the Board.
Beyond these specific skills, there are some more general criteria that are either essential or desirable for Trustees of AHO.
- A commitment to the values and objectives of Africa Health Organisation (AHO).
- We are encouraging students to apply so that they can gain experience in governance.
- Directors of a profit making subsidiary must have appropriate qualifications and experience.
- An ability to work effectively as a member of a team
- An ability to communicate effectively
- An ability to make sound, independent judgements
- An ability to think creatively
- An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
- Knowledge and understanding of health issues affecting people in Africa and its effects on the people.
Please note, some Trustees (working with children and vulnerable adults) are required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and hold an up to date certificate. The DBS check will be arranged by AHO.
NRAS Board of Trustees recruiting Income & Generation Trustee.
NRAS – The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society, is the only patient organisation in the UK with a specific focus on Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). Founded in 2001 and now the leading organisation representing people living with RA and JIA, the charity has an exemplary reputation within the world of rheumatology. Working collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders and other third sector organisations, NRAS offers services and support to patients, healthcare professionals, researchers and advocates for improved services and access to treatments.
NRAS is looking for an Income Generating & Fundraising Trustee with diverse skills and background in line with the people we represent.
Ideally Trustees will have close proximity to our cause - supporting all those with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Juvenile Arthritis in the UK, so preferably people with RA or adult Juvenile disease themselves or who have a close relation with RA or JIA but equally an understanding of working with the NHS or immunology would be as valuable.
We currently feel we are underrepresented on the board in the following area
· A Trustee with established and proven fundraising connections in particular with major donors and corporate relationship building
· A Trustee with experience at senior/board level or running own business.
· A Trustee who can actively support the Fundraising team and have ability/time to meet Trust & Grant giving representatives alongside CEO and/or Founder
The role of our Board is to oversee and ensure good governance, approve annual financial statement and budget, protect the charity from liability, minimise risk, ensure legal compliance, and participate in fundraising. They also support the CEO and review her performance.
There are 4 board meetings per year with some additional sub-committee obligations as well as an annual away day which all Trustees are expected to attend. While most board meetings have been conducted virtually during the pandemic there is a hope that at least two board meeting per year will be face to face with all attending at the charity’s offices in Maidenhead. There is an expectation that Trustees will be able to devote sufficient time to attending meetings and sub-committee meetings. If a Trustee fails to attend 2 or more meetings the Chair will discuss if there the role of a Trustee is appropriate for the individual.
We require people who are passionate about what they do and are prepared to support a great cause with equal drive and commitment. We are also keen to attract people who have a network of contacts and are willing to help us fundraise. The charity currently gets no statutory income. It's only by increasing our income that we can do more and we have so much more to do to support the 450,000+ people living with RA and 12,000 children and their families living with JIA in the UK.
What impact will this opportunity have?
We have excellent and committed existing trustees but with a more diverse board of people with a wider range of backgrounds and skills to support, help and guide the charity and the Senior Management Team, we believe we will be in a stronger position to the achieve aims and goals within our strategic plan.
What’s in it for you as a volunteer?
We believe this is a great opportunity to contribute in a key way to a vitally important cause. RA and JIA are painful, complex, disabling and life-long diseases with no cure. They are not well understood and people generally don't recognise the symptoms as being in need of urgent attention so there is often delay to diagnosis. You can be part of making the difference to thousands of peoples’ lives. Our vision is for people with RA or JIA to live life without limits. With fair access to care and without prejudice nor discrimination due to their condition.
Mostly during office hours, but some out of hours meetings
· 4 Board meetings per year (minimum of two in Maidenhead and others hybrid)
· Attendance at key events (e.g. parliamentary launch of a report, or major beneficiary event)
· Attendance at any major donor event
· Attendance at various Trustee Training both online and in person
· 2 or 3 sub-committee online meetings per year
· participate in other activities in support of NRAS and the Board as required.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Chair of Trustees
Closing date Midnight Sunday 23th January 2024
Are you a strategic leader who is dedicated to access to justice with a track record in the legal or not for profit sector?
Could you help shape the future strategy of public legal education?
Law for Life is the leading public legal education charity in the UK. We strive for social justice by legally empowering individuals and communities. We are seeking a new Chair of Trustees - For more infomation click here
With our current Chair, Amanda Finlay CBE, concluding her impressive term the stage is set for a new leader to shape our mission, inspire innovation, and steer our organisation toward an even brighter future. Our new Chair will join us in ensuring we reach ever more people who need legal support and advice and in shaping the legal landscape for the better.
For more information download our recruitment pack
As our new Chair of the Board of Trustees, you will play a key role in leading the charity in fulfilling our vision. You will lead the Board of Trustees and will support and advise the Chief Executive Officer to ensure that Law for Life is well governed, develops and delivers our ambitious strategy. You will be joining the team at an exciting time of growth and development for the Charity. We have a committed and capable Board of eight Trustees and a small but strong team of 10 staff members supported by a team of Associates. This role is a truly exciting opportunity to help develop our people and services to meet the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead as we continue to grow. We will ensure an effective handover from our current Chair and a tailored induction programme to help the successful candidate fulfil the promise of this opportunity. The Chair is appointed an initial term of 4 years and can be reappointed once. The Trustee Board meet four times a year with one ‘away day’ style meeting. We meet virtually with occasional London in person meetings. In addition, the Chair would be required to meet monthly with the CEO remotely and represent the Charity at key events.
Law for Life is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all members of the community, particularly from those currently under-represented including young people, people with disabilities and people from minority ethnic groups.
The successful candidate will have the following essential experience and skills:
- Substantial experience working in the justice and/or human rights sectors (including related health or technology fields).
- Proven experience in a leadership or governance role, demonstrating the ability to lead and inspire a diverse group of trustees and stakeholders.
- Strong strategic thinking and vision, with the ability to set and implement the charity's long-term strategic direction and to bring an innovative and creative mindset to the charity.
- Understanding of governance principles and a commitment to ensuring the highest standards of governance within the charity.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to represent the charity effectively to external stakeholders, donors, and the public.
- Proficiency in stakeholder engagement and management, including the ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse groups of stakeholders.
- Strong financial acumen, including the ability to oversee budgets, financial reporting, and financial sustainability.
- A genuine commitment to and passion for Law of Life’s mission and values, with a demonstrated dedication to social justice and public legal education.
- High ethical standards and integrity, with the ability to lead by example and uphold the charity's reputation.
- A commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within the charity and its governance structure.
- A collaborative and inclusive leadership style, fostering teamwork and consensus among board members and stakeholders.
- Resilience in the face of challenges and the ability to make tough decisions when necessary.
How to apply
If you are talented, passionate about social justice and want to use your skills, knowledge, and experience to help bring about change, then please complete our application form and send this form along with an up to date CV to our Office Manager by Midnight Sunday 14th January 2024
Click here to dowload application form
We offer all applicants the opportunity of an in formal online chat with either our outgoing Chair, Interim Chair or CEO (Depending on diary availability).
Please email Amy Milner to arrange
Parrhesia Inc is looking for a new Trustee to expand its Board of Trustees.
You will be joining an active and dedicated Board, currently comprising eleven people, and will play a pivotal role in shaping Parrhesia Inc and supporting our work. This is a great opportunity to be part of a professional and passionate team and to share your skills as well as learn new ones.
Closing date: by 9am on Monday 29th January 2024
About Parrhesia Inc
Parrhesia Inc (PI) is a UK based charity, founded as a CIO in February 2021 (reg no 1193561), focussed on the promotion of human rights of whistleblowers in the UK, and in particular the right to freedom of expression. Parrhesia is an Ancient Greek term meaning "to speak freely” implying not only freedom of speech, but the obligation to speak the truth for the common good, even at great personal risk. We believe it is a fundamental tenet of a modern democracy, and our vision is of a society where those who speak out about wrongdoing are protected and those who attack them are held to account and sanctioned.
Our work is focused on championing evidence-based policymaking surrounding whistleblowing. We co-ordinate Areas of Research Interest (ARI) in all aspects of whistleblowing in order to bring together the community of interest, answer the key questions posed by policymakers and influence the formulation of policy and effective legislation.
Summary of the role
Charity trustees share ultimate responsibility for governing a charity and directing how it is managed and run.
The responsibilities of trustees are:
● Ensuring that the charity has a clear vision, mission and strategic direction and is focused on achieving these
● Being responsible, with the CEO and other trustees, for the charity’s performance and culture
● Ensuring the charity complies with all legal and regulatory requirements
● Acting as guardians of the charity’s assets by taking due care of their security and proper use
● Ensuring that the charity’s governance is of the highest possible standard
In addition to your statutory duties, each trustee will use any specific skills, knowledge and experience they have to help the Board of Trustees reach sound decisions and manage risk. This will involve scrutinising Board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, or other issues in which the trustee has special expertise.
What we are looking for
We are looking to recruit trustees in line with our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion policy. This means we are looking to have gender parity on the board, and to recruit members from under-represented communities. We are looking for Board members who bring diversity and fresh perspectives to Parrhesia Inc in relation to race, sexuality, class, disability and youth.
We are looking for individuals who bring:
● Commitment to the work of Parrhesia Inc and the role of trustee
● A willingness to contribute fully to all the meetings and dedicate the time required outside of meetings
● Strategic vision
● Good, independent judgement
● An ability to think creatively
● A willingness to speak your mind
● An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
● An ability to work effectively as a member of a team
The current Board is strong in the areas of legal, communications, advocacy/government relations, and civil law enforcement. With the retirement of a key Trustee we are particularly interested in recruiting individuals with skills in the following areas:
● Charity governance
● Charity risk and compliance
● Finance and accounting skills and fundraising
● Organisational development in the charity sector
This is an unpaid role, but reasonable travel expenses will be refunded to attend in person Board meetings.
You would be expected to attend quarterly Board meetings and quarterly audit and risk sub-committee meetings (8 meetings in total), with at least one in person, in London or York, and the others remotely. You should be interested in supporting the development of Parrhesia’s aims, both through strategic input and specific advice based on your background and experience.
Please send your CV and a covering email detailing your relevant skills and experience for consideration by Chief Executive, Ian Foxley and the Chair of the Board of Trustees, Arpita Dutt.
Shortlisted applicants will be notified by 7 February 2024.
An online interview will be held during the weeks of 12 and 19 February 2024. Please provide your dates of availability in this period.
The successful candidate will be expected to attend an induction in advance of their first Trustees meeting. The first trustees meeting will be in mid-March 2024.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The Public Affairs and Policy team is looking for a volunteer for up to three months and for up to three days per week (to be negotiated) to support campaigns relating to our public affairs work. We are looking for a passionate, committed, articulate, and creative person with excellent research skills to take on this important role in our organisation.
The Public Affairs and Policy team has six priority campaigns:
● legal recognition for humanist marriage across the UK
● reducing religious selection in schools
● a balanced approach to Religious Education
● supporting persecuted humanists abroad
● legal assisted dying in England and Wales
● abolishing blasphemy laws in Northern Ireland
As part of a small expert team, you will assist with national and local campaigns relating to our public affairs work. Public Affairs and Campaigns Volunteers will have the opportunity to choose from and engage in a wide range of tasks, including:
● Project work on policy issues
● Providing administrative support to the campaigns team
● Assisting with researching and monitoring relevant issues in media and politics
● Monitoring and preparing material for the website
● Communicating with a wide range of audiences, from Humanists UK members to parliamentarians to media.
Please read the full Application Pack before applying for the role.
To apply, please email your CV and a short cover letter explaining why you are keen to volunteer with us, your research experience, why you think you are what we are looking for, and your availability, by 09:00 on Wednesday, 6 December.
Short interviews will be held with the Policy and Campaigns Officer and shortlisted applicants shortly after the closing date, to start ASAP.
Please note that we are actively recruiting for this role and may close applications early if the right candidate is recruited before the deadline.
If you have any questions about the post, please feel free to contact the Policy and Campaigns Officer. They will be very happy to talk more about the role with you.
You can read our Recruitment and Promotion and Equal Opportunities policies online.
The treasurer will oversee the monitoring of the organisation’s finances on behalf of the whole board of trustees, to report regularly on them to the board, and to make sure that money is properly managed. They will ensure that bookkeeping, record keeping, and budgeting are done properly.
• Ensuring proper systems are in place for budgeting, financial control and reporting;
• Keeping all trustees properly informed about the state of the organisation’s finances;
• Ensuring financial reports to the trustees are comprehensible and properly discussed;
• Ensuring accounts and other financial reports are produced in the proper form and on time as required by other bodies (such as the Charity Commission);
• Overseeing the appointment and communications with auditors or independent examiners, according to legal requirements;
• Liaising with the CEO on strategic management of the organisation’s financial resources;
• Act as a signatory for online banking requests.
To apply, please submit a covering letter (maximum 1 page) including:
- Why you are interested in the role of Treasurer Trustee at Pledgeball
- Your relevant experience
- Details of two references that can be contacted prior to appointment
Please email the covering letter to the Chair of Trustees, Nik Kieboom
The closing date is Sunday 10th December 2023.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
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This organisation is scheduling interviews as the applications come in. Don’t miss your opportunity, apply now!
Love Well Initiative is a start-up charity aiming to provide resources and signpost already available resources to foreigners on spouse, partner, and civil partner visas of someone who is British or has Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) experiencing any form of domestic abuse. Resources range from housing/refuge, psychological services, legal services, and directory of other domestic violence support organisations.
We are currently recruiting for Board Members that have leadership and related experience in the above areas looking to grow the Love Well Initiative. Our aim is to expand our online resources and build a regional network that covers all of the UK.
- The secretary is the board’s main point of contact for the board members and the board, along with the chairperson.
- Organise committee meetings in line with legal and other regulatory requirements along with being in accordance with the governing document.
- Working with the chairperson to set the agenda for meetings.
- Notifying the board details of upcoming meetings to all board members.
- Preparing necessary paperwork for the meeting, including minutes and reports of the previous meeting.
- Taking minutes during meetings and distributing them to board members.
- Reporting to the board any organisational inconsistencies.
- Organising trustee induction and ongoing training.
- Being an initial point of contact for stakeholders and interested parties.
- General administrative support to the Board Chairperson as and when the need arises.
- Must be in a related field and have 2 years leadership or NED experience.
- Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field.
- Proficient in English written and verbal.
- Excellent communication and organisational skills.
- Must have experience in administration or secretarial work.
- Strong track record of governance and risk management through career.
- 60+ WPM typing
- Previous Charity accounting experience.
- Experience or knowledge in the domestic abuse sector.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Advert for additional trustees
The objective of Self Help UK is to promote the health and wellbeing of individuals through participation in self help groups and peer support activity We are at an exciting time moving from a mainly Nottingham based charity into an organisation working across the UK. We are looking to expand the range of expertise and experience of our Board and are looking to recruit additional Trustees, with skills and experience in the following areas:
- · Experience of attending or leading a self-help group or other peer support activities
- · Financial management
- · Fund raising/social investment
- · Management of a small charity
- · Communications and marketing
Trustees are required to attend four board meetings per year plus the AGM, away days and any sub-committee meetings they are involved in. Most meetings will remain virtual but there will from time to time be a need to attend key meetings and events in Nottingham. The time commitment is approximately 4- 6 hours per month. Trustee positions are unremunerated, but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.
For an informal discussion please contact our Chair Nina Ennis (contact Katharine for email). To apply for this role please send the following information to Katharine.Mckinnon. 1. CV2. Covering Letter (Please outline how you meet the criteria in the Person Specification). The closing date for applications is 5pm on 15th December 2023. On receipt of your application you will be sent an equal opportunities form to complete. We are committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive community. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and communities. Much of our work has a focus on improving equality of access, opportunity, and care, and we particularly welcome applications from individuals whose experience of inequalities might enlighten our future work.
ROLE DESCRIPTION FOR A TRUSTEE OF SELF HELP UK
The duties of a trustee are as follows.
- · Ensuring that the organisation pursues its stated objects (purposes), as defined in its governing document, by developing and agreeing a long-term strategy
- · Ensuring that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
- · Ensuring that the organisation applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its charitable objects (ie the charity must not spend money on activities that are not included in its own objects, however worthwhile or charitable those activities are) for the benefit of the public
- · Ensuring that the organisation defines its goals and evaluates performance against agreed targets
- · Safeguarding the good name and values of the organisation
- · Ensuring the effective and efficient administration of the organisation, including having appropriate policies and procedures in place
- · Ensuring the financial stability of the organisation
- · Protecting and managing the property of the charity and ensuring the proper investment of the charity’s funds
- · Following proper and formal arrangements for the appointment, supervision, support, appraisal and remuneration of the Managing Director
In addition to the above statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. This may involve scrutinising board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, or other issues in which the trustee has special expertise.
- · A commitment to the organisation
- · A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
- · Strategic vision
- · Good, independent judgement
- · An ability to think creatively
- · A willingness to speak their mind
- · An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
- · An ability to work effectively as a member of a team
- · A commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Would you like to be part of a friendly and supportive team helping people in the local community? If you enjoy a challenge and gaining new skills this opportunity is for you.
You would be helping to run a charity which helps people in Hertsmere deal with any problems they may face. Last year we advised on over 4,000 enquiries covering a wide range of matters including consumer issues, benefits, debt, housing, employment and family issues. The service is run by a Chief Executive Officer who is supported by paid staff and volunteers. Our services are free at the point of use. We rely on grant funding and individual donations to run the service.
The HR Trustee’s main responsibilities are to:
- Ensure that the HR functions of CAH are conducted within legal requirements and best practice and comply with the standards set by Citizens Advice National
- Advise the Board and CEO on good practice in staffing and HR matters including on recruitment, performance management and policies and procedures
- Advise the CEO on staffing issues, including discipline and grievance
- Advise the CEO and Board on any restructuring including redundancies and TUPE
- The HR Trustee must have experience in HR matters, particularly in respect of employment law.
- CIPD membership and a qualification in employment law are not essential but are desirable
Deadline: 28 February 2024
About Alopecia UK
Alopecia UK is a charity working to improve the lives of those affected by alopecia through aims of Support, Awareness and Research. Founded in 2004, we work to help adults, young people and children affected by alopecia. This includes those with the condition, as well as their loved ones. We are a small charity working nationally across the UK. Despite being small, we are the largest alopecia charity in the UK and have big ambitions to continue our growth and development, reaching more people and funding more research than ever before.
We have a fantastic staff team and board of Trustees, as well as a loyal network of volunteers and supporters. This is a fantastic opportunity for a passionate and innovative applicant to support a small yet dynamic charity, and make a lasting difference to the lives of those affected by alopecia.
Alopecia UK Trustee Board
Our Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall strategic direction of Alopecia UK. They represent a wide range of expertise from across finance, healthcare, communications, management and risk; in both private and public sectors.
The Trustee Board meets 4 times a year (two face-to-face meetings and two virtual meetings). Face-to-face meetings tend to be held on Saturdays from approximately 11am-4pm. Virtual meetings tend to be held midweek from approximately 6.30-8.30pm.
Trustees are encouraged to participate in charity campaigns and attend flagship events e.g. our Big Weekend and Alton Towers trip.
Trustees serve for a period of three years, with some trustees serving for more than one term.
The duties of a Trustee are as follows:
- Ensuring that the organisation pursues its stated objects.
- Ensuring that the charity complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
- Ensuring that the charity applies its resources exclusively in pursuit of its charitable objects.
- Ensuring that the charity defines its goals and evaluates performance against agreed targets.
- Safeguarding the good name and values of the charity.
- Ensuring the effective and efficient administration of the charity, including having appropriate policies and procedures in place.
- Ensuring the financial stability of the charity.
- Protecting and managing the property of the charity and ensuring the proper investment of the charity’s funds.
- Following proper and formal arrangements for the appointment, supervision, support, appraisal and remuneration of the staff team.
In addition to the above statutory duties, each Trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of Trustees reach sound decisions. This may involve scrutinising board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, or other issues in which the Trustee has special expertise.
Please refer to the Charity Commission guidance on good practice of charity meetings, also to Alopecia UK’s Charity Commission records. You can also read Alopecia UK’s 2021-2024 strategy.
Requirements for the role:
- A commitment to the charity’s mission to improve the lives of those affected by alopecia.
- A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort.
- Strategic vision with an ability to think creatively and generate ideas.
- Good, independent judgement.
- The confidence to challenge, question and speak their mind.
- An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
- An ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
- A commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
- Ability to work collaboratively and establish credibility with the Charity's trustees.
Additional desirable skills:
- Charity experience/understanding of charity sector
- Legal background (compliance, data protection, HR etc)
- Fundraising experience
- Digital leadership skills
- Medical/clinical background
We would love to understand more about you and your reasons for wanting to join the board of trustees at Alopecia UK and this information will be key for us in shortlisting. Within your supporting statement please comment on:
- Why you want to support the work of Alopecia UK as a trustee
- How you meet the person specification
- What you feel you would bring in terms of experience, skillset, and knowledge base
- Any knowledge/experience you have of Alopecia UK and whether you have been involved in the charity’s work in the past (not essential)
Your statement should not exceed 1,000 words.
What is Alopecia?
Alopecia simply means hair loss. There are many types of alopecia, and the charity supports people with all types of alopecia, because the psychological impact can be the same, regardless of cause or type. The majority of people who contact Alopecia UK have Alopecia Areata, which is understood to be an autoimmune condition. Alopecia Areata typically appears as patches on the scalp and/or beard. It sometimes progresses to Alopecia Totalis (total hair loss on the scalp), or Alopecia Universalis (total loss of hair from scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes and body). This dramatic change in appearance, while not life threatening, is certainly life changing. Altered feelings around identity and sense of self can impact on confidence and self-esteem, resulting in psychological challenges being presented in many everyday life situations. What does Alopecia UK do?
Support – we facilitate peer support through our UK-wide support group network, online peer support platforms, national and regional events, and one-to-one support given to individuals via phone and emails. We also maintain a website full of information, advice and support.
Awareness – we educate the general public about alopecia through social media, advice packs, events, our website and podcast. We support various TV, radio, newspaper and magazine (both print and digital) media articles. We also advocate for the alopecia community amongst healthcare professionals and peer charities, with a view to improving the patient experience.
Research – we distribute research grants and lead our own research, with the support of our Research Committee and Lay Research Panel. We also support various research projects by helping to recruit participants for them. We build awareness of alopecia research within the general public, the alopecia community and the medical community.
Alopecia UK Staff Team
Following 10 years of being entirely volunteer-led, Alopecia UK moved towards having paid staff resource in 2014, eventually culminating in the Charity’s first full-time employees in 2016. The Charity opened its first office in the same year. We now have six employed staff, led by our Chief Executive Officer Sue Schilling. Our staff are skilled, enthusiastic, and passionate about delivering the Charity’s aims.
While we have a small paid staff team, we have a larger overall team, as we utilise a lot of volunteer help in order for the Charity to provide the range of services that it does.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
NEW VOLUNTEER TEAM NEEDED! A DYNAMIC AND DEVELOPING MENTAL HEALTH CHARITY URGENTLY SEEKING VOLUNTEERS. HELP FORGE THE BEST MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELLING SERVICE
Evolve Counselling is … changing. Over the next year we have an ambitious programme to meet a large and growing demand for professionally-delivered talking therapies. We have plenty of volunteering opportunities for you. Bring your skills and experience to help us, and in return be part of an empowering community - where you can thrive in a rewarding project. Build your CV! Try something new! Put your spare time to use! Revive your career skills! Do life-enriching work helping others! All roles are flexible hours, working remotely with full IT support.
Exciting and absorbing NEW volunteer job roles
Admin Assistant . Secretarial tasks supporting the Trustee Board: Scheduling meetings, preparing agendas and board papers, taking minutes, keeping records, monitoring compliance with legal and contractual rules, etc. Admin support for CEO: Arrange external meetings, attend planning sessions and produce notes and minutes, schedule key business events, and keep diaries up to date. General office administration: Keeping records, directing calls and messages, maintaining files and building the business ‘memory’. We are looking for a highly efficient organiser, someone used to routine and fine detail, with good IT skills.
Finance Controller or Finance Assistant. Finance tasks supporting our growing charity, working with our external Book Keeper, outsourced payroll service, and the Board Treasurer. Tasks include producing monthly reports and stats for the Board, for funders and fundraising bids. Monthly financial reporting including monitoring of income and expenditure, variance analysis and cashflow forecasting, monthly management accounts, and annual financial statements - charity income and expenditure, balance sheet, P&L. Supporting annual budget setting, and assisting when data is required for grant submissions. You will ideally be, or have been, a chartered, AAT, or qualified-by-experience accountant, have Third Sector knowledge, and have an interest and passion for charitable enterprises.
Communications and Media Coordinator or Assistant. We are looking for help to communicate much much better with counselling clients, funders, our own “Counselling Community” of therapists, and the wider voluntary sector across our large area. You’ll be writing news stories, success ‘profiles’, publicising regular and special events, and driving social media and the web - building the brand for Evolve. This job will be great for a pro-active social media “story teller”, looking to build their own profile by ‘owning’ this new area of Evolve’s work. You’ll need to be creative, organised, and literate, with a very self-motivated approach. A background in PR, marketing, social media or news will be great for this role.
Marketing and Fundraising Specialist or Assistant. Help us to grow our client numbers, improve the service, generate a development fund for new innovations, and get our name in front of sponsors, donors, and other charity project funders. In this demanding but hugely rewarding new role you will be in at the beginning - creating campaigns, researching and writing bids, and working with our communications and media volunteer to build and promote compelling fundable projects.
About Evolve Counselling. Evolve Counselling is a long-established charitable social enterprise, providing low cost, affordable or funded mental health counselling to adults in Cambridgeshire and surrounding counties. Our counselling community is made up of 50 – 60 qualified self-employed practitioners, working part-time. We deliver talking therapies to adults – online and in person. Our service delivers around 500 counselling sessions per month to a broad range of individuals, many of whom would not otherwise be able to access counselling support. Evolve also provides supervision, reflective practice, critical incident support and mental health awareness and related training to organisations and businesses large and small.
We are seeking to diversify our board! We are looking for one Trustee and one Chair. Do you have a passion for sex workers’ rights and safety? Do you want to be part of a charity with vital real-world impact? Do you have the time and skills to guide NUM’s board and staff towards its mission? Then we’d love to hear from you.
We are especially keen to receive applications from people of colour, others with marginalised identities and sex work experience. If you’d like to speak with someone in advance of applying, please contact the current chair, Siân Prime, at sian[at]uglymugs[dot]org with Chair Enquiry in the subject line.
National Ugly Mugs (NUM) is an award-winning charity with a mission to ‘end all forms of violence against sex workers.’ NUM provides a mechanism for sex industry workers to report crimes and harm they experience and share this information within their communities to warn others of potentially dangerous individuals and situations.
We have a dedicated casework team of industry experts who support sex workers to further access criminal justice remedies and other services as determined by victims/survivors to cope and recover from crimes they experience in the ways they choose. We also host a range of other projects in racial justice, mental health, drop-in support (Scotland), and vocational exploration.
Our main aims are to:
Increase sex worker safety and prevent crime and harms against this diverse population of adults.
Support sex workers in generating knowledge and sharing their experiences in ways that advance the well-being of their communities, increase the social inclusion of sex workers and an end discrimination, criminalisation, and violence.
Provide survivor-centred, trauma-informed support services.
Facilitate sex workers in safely accessing the public services of their choosing and in educating communities of stakeholders to ensure that:
sex workers are the ones characterising their work and defining their circumstances, needs and priorities.
services are informed about the needs and priorities of sex workers in order to promote non-judgemental treatment and respectful engagement.
all sex workers, irrespective of class, race, gender, sexuality, ability, status in the country and type of sex work, receive consistent, protective responses from police when they access them for help.
sex workers inform justice, victim support, anti-violence and inclusion health initiatives in ways that improve their wellbeing and increase their engagement in civil society.
We serve sex workers of all genders, ages, abilities, cultures and modes of work and offer a digital reporting and alerting mechanism to warn these communities about dangerous individuals who may target them. We provide individualised specialist support from experiential support staff and others trained as Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVA) who ensure sex workers have the information and resources needed to make important choices about their lives.
NUM has 17 members of staff, and 8 board members
NUM had over 9000 members, 80% of whom were sex workers
Our Case Work Team provided direct support to over 737 sex workers
519 reports of harm perpetrated against sex workers were submitted to NUM, and we sent out over 760,000 alerts to sex workers to prevent further violence
Please read our role description attached to find out more about who we’re looking for.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The Mammal Society, established in 1954, is a small UK charity dedicated to supporting and promoting science-led mammal conservation. We are seeking a a qualified accountant who can bring their skills, experience, commitment and enthusiasm to join our friendly team and support the vital work of the Mammal Society.
The role is well supported by the charity’s part-time Finance and Membership Officer. Thus, the new Honorary Treasurer will be able to concentrate on the strategic aspects of the role, rather than being especially hands-on, as may be more usual in a small charity. This may also make the role more appealing to a new/first-time treasurer applicant.
One in four of our native mammals is threatened with extinction and many others are in decline. With Britain now recognised as one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world, our work is more urgent than ever. We strive for a future in which sustainable mammal populations thrive as part of healthy and diverse ecosystems benefiting people and nature across the British Isles.
- We work to ensure a bright future for mammals in the British Isles by inspiring, informing, supporting and enhancing conservation projects and policies that protect and restore native mammal populations and their habitats
- We empower conservationists, students, citizen scientists and nature champions to play a key role in mammal conservation now and in the future through providing training, resources and survey activations
- We seek to build public awareness of and support for mammal conservation through education, communications and campaigns
The work of the Mammal Society is underpinned by these core values:
- We are science-based
- We are committed to being data-driven, and to using and promoting robust scientific evidence to inform conservation strategy and practice, and our own priorities
- We are collaborative
- We believe that conservation is a collective effort, and we work collaboratively with a diverse range of partners, stakeholders, and communities to achieve positive outcomes for nature and people
- We are agile
- We recognise that conservation challenges are complex and ever-evolving, and we commit to being adaptable and responsive, embracing innvoation and continuously evaluating and improving our approach
- We are inclusive
- We believe that addressing the urgent challenges in mammal conservation requires diverse perspectives, and we strive to engage and empower all stakeholders in our work
The role of the Mammal Society’s Honorary Treasurer is to oversee the financial administration of the charity and to keep the board of trustees fully appraised of the charity’s financial position. These duties are to be carried out in line with best practise for the sector, ensuring that the charity remains compliant with its governing document, any legal requirements and any external regulatory requirements as required by the charity SORP and the Charity Commission, as the relevant regulatory body.
The main duties and responsibilities of our Honorary Treasurer include, but may not be limited to:
- Attending quarterly Council meetings (online or hybrid) and providing updates on the financial situaiton of the charity, and any finance-related projects or issues.
- Leading the board in its duty to ensure that proper accounting records are kept, financial resources are properly controlled, invested (where appropriate) and economically spent, in accordance with good governance, legal and regulatory requirements.
- Leading in the periodic review of the charity’s financial reserves, investment (where/when appropriate) and cost management policies.
- Overseeing and presenting annual budgets, quarterly internal management accounts, including cash flow forecasts, and the annual statutory financial statements, to the board of trustees.
- Overseeing the regular review of the charity’s system of internal financial controls.
- Supporting the chief executive, as needs, in oversight of the role of the Finance and Membership Officer.
- Overseeing the charity’s financial risk management process.
- Monitoring and advising the board on the ongoing financial viability of the charity and on the financial implications of the charity’s strategic plan.
- Liaison, at board level, with the charity’s independent reviewers, in respect of their review of the charity’s annual statutory accounts and any related matters arising.
- Ensuring, together with the Honorary Secretary, that the charity complies with the annual filing requirements of both the Charity Commission and Companies House.
- Ensuring, in conjunction with the Finance and Membership Officer, that the charity fulfils its payroll and pension obligations in respect of making accurate and timely payments to staff, HMRC and our third-party pension provider (NEST).
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.