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Closed: 24 October 2017

Membership Engagement Trustee

Posted by Inter-Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE-UK)

Location London, Greater London

Job Description


ICYE UK is a youth-led organisation and we are now seeking to appoint a new Membership Engagement Trustee to join our enthusiastic and diverse board. As a Trustee, you will be responsible for overseeing the strategic/financial direction and governance of ICYE UK with five existing board members and four new board members.

Inter Cultural Youth Exchange UK (ICYE UK) was set up in 1993 to promote inter-cultural understanding, peace and cooperation. We believe that local community action can have a global reach and positively affect the world we live in. ICYE UK promotes intercultural exchange and understanding as well as investing in young people through voluntary placements overseas, including social and environmental projects in a range of countries in South America, Africa and Asia. We also believe in the importance of reciprocal exchange and host roughly 50 international volunteers in the UK every year. 

ICYE UK is a membership charity, whereby its AGM elects the following Trustees: Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and five additional Trustees (soon to be six) on a cycle. Successful applicants will need to be able to attend the AGM on Saturday 11th November 2017 and will need to stand for election.

Roles and Responsibilities 

ICYE UK is a member of the ICYE International Federation comprising of a partnership of NGOs in over 30 countries and a leader in international youth exchange and volunteering programmes. ICYE UK is also a membership organisation which offers a wide range of opportunities to previous volunteers and missioned aligned followers. For all of these audiences we want to improve our strategies for engagement. Whether this entails internal communications, outward looking marketing messages or how we brief professionals on our offerings, you will drive the Membership Engagement Strategy and help build on our existing networks and supporters. 

As a Trustee, you will ensure that ICYE UK works within its charitable objectives and is compliant with charity and company law within the jurisdictions in which it is registered and operates.

Time commitment 

Trustees may serve for up to four terms of two years each.

ICYE UK uses Skype and emails wherever possible. Trustees will be expected to attend 6 board meetings in London and sub-committee meetings where applicable, along with two Staff/Trustee away days and the AGM on the 11th November 2017.

Personal Specification 

You will ideally have experience of launching a membership programme and driving positive engagement, using social media on a minimal budget.

As a board, ICYE UK's shared aims are to act in all of the following capacities:

Advisory: Providing free expert advice/management expertise.

Regulatory: Ensuring probity and managing regulatory and financial risks

Democratic: Contributing to the resolution of various stakeholder interests and accepting responsibility for the direction and strategy of ICYE

Educational: Providing opportunities for debate, learning and sharing of expertise

Participatory: Engage volunteers in the on-going development of the organisation- (as per ICYE mission)

Networking: Being ambassadors, linking to contacts, shaping and influencing others

Involving: Motivating skilled volunteers

Visionary: Adding missionary zeal, bringing passion to the mission

Leadership: Steering the organisation in the right direction, with an emphasis on embedded the ICYE vision, mission and values into the ICYE way of doing things

Supportive: Supporting, valuing and rewarding the Office manager and Staff

The ideal Trustee will be able to support in acting out the above capacities in collaboration with the board. Knowledge and experience of governance and management within an international volunteering charity, or other governance and management experience that is applicable to the post and sector would be advantageous but training and development will be provided.

You will be committed and driven by ICYE UK’s values and vision, and committed to understanding the importance of cultural exchange in education and personal development.

Application Process:

Please apply by sending your CV and a cover letter to Cleo Graham, Trustee by 11th October. Please state in your cover letter the names of two members of ICYE UK who support your application. Successful candidates will be invited to attend the AGM on the 11th November and voted in through an election process by the membership. 

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