Malaria Consortium is recruiting for a Trustee to join our team. At present, a number of current Trustees are reaching the end of their tenure and so, Malaria Consortium are looking for a wide range of expertise and experience including governance, audit, international HR, risk, the global healthcare sector and related technical experience. Please note international applicants with the appropriate skill set as equally welcome despite the advert noting the location as the UK.
Specific Responsiblilties of Trustees
- As a legal director of the company, a Trustee must read the Statutory Statement of Directors’ Duties and agree to abide by their legal responsibilities and duties referred to therein.
- A Trustee must be familiar with the charity’s Memorandum and Articles of Association and ensure that the charity and their fellow Trustees act within its powers, do not breach any rules set out in the constitution, and review the constitution regularly.
- To act reasonably, prudently and collectively in all matters relating to the charity, using reasonable skill and care in the work of a Trustee and acting always in the charity’s best interests and avoiding any personal conflicts of interest.
- To reflect annually on each individual Trustee’s own performance as a Trustee.
- A Trustee is encouraged to visit the charity’s overseas programmes at least once early in their tenure if permitted by global travel restrictions, Covid-19 and local security situations.
Trustees are required to attend 4 Board meetings (1 of 3hrs, 3 of 2.5hrs), 1 AGM (2hrs, usually immediately after one of the Board meetings), 1 board retreat (whole day, includes one of the board meetings) throughout the year. Facilities are set up to allow remote joining for each of the meetings. Committees then meet in addition to the Board, for further details please see the job description.
A trustee has a collective responsibility in fulfilling these duties and must not act on his or her own without having authority of, or being delegated to do so by, the Board.