Job Description

We are working with an international faith based charity to recruit a Trustee with fundraising experience.

Time requirement
The formal Board business is conducted over up to a day and a half at the end of the Board week. Prior to that, there are in-depth sessions on key topics of strategic importance, which allow for wider ranging discussions of the topics before decisions need to be formally taken. It is recognised that it may be challenging for appointed Trustees to be available for a full week, so if necessary, the week can be structured to allow attendance for select topics only in advance of the formal meeting.

In addition, the appointed Trustees will be asked to engage with staff in developing strategy and supporting and challenging implementation in their area of expertise. Indicatively, the total time requirement over the year will be 10-15 days.

Duration of the role
Board terms are 3 years, with a potential for a second three year term.

Key skills and personal characteristics required

Strong, demonstrable experience in income generation
Confident networker, able to identify and build good working relationships with potential sponsors, supporters and partners, ideally with a contact network which would facilitate this
A thorough understanding of responsible and accountable fundraising
Ability to communicate clearly and work well in a multi-cultural Board, with staff and volunteers.
Empathetic to the aims and objects of the charity
Willingness and ability to be able to provide appropriate support and challenge to the staff team, and to contribute to their professional development.
An understanding of the charity sector and the business challenges and opportunities therein.
Comfortable to operate in a Christian environment.
Finance and IT literate.

Prior Experience as a Charity Trustee.
Practising Christian.
Appreciation of a member-led membership organisation.
Experience of organisational renewal/change management.
Strategic planning skills.


Our aim is to respond to all successful applications within 5 days. If you havent been contacted within 5 days your application has been unsuccessful and your details will not be held further but we positively encourage you to apply for any other positions that you may see in the future.

We apologise that we cannot contact everybody in person but thank you in advance for your interest.

Third Solutions encourages applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Third Solutions acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003.