ING in UK’s first water sector green bond
ING has announced that it is the joint mandated lead arranger in the GBP250m green bond for Anglian Water. The bond is the UK’s first in the water sector, and funds will be used to finance projects related to drought, resilience, energy efficiency, and water recycling.
Responsibilities: Governance 1. To be an active board member, helping to give the organisation strategic direction. 2. To actively contribute at board meetings and help to monitor the implementation of decisions taken at meetings. 3. Contribute to the setting of policy, objectives and adherence to, thereafter. 4. Help facilitate change and manage conflict. 5. Ensure the financial stability of the organisation and ensure sound risk management. 6. To appoint independent auditors and approve audited accounts 7. Ensure the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law and other relevant regulations. Leadership 8. Contribute to the development of the charity mission and vision. 9. Raise the public profile of the organisation. 10. To provide leadership which supports staff to manage periods of change or difficulty 11. To represent Petit Miracles as necessary 12. To develop and approve the organisation’s vision and value 13. To promote the reputation of the organisation 14. To provide the leadership necessary for all staff to deliver high quality services at all times 15. To regularly assess the environment and develop the organisation’s business strategy Strategy 16. To review and agree any major changes to the organisation e.g. mergers 17. To regularly assess the environment and develop the organisation’s business strategy 18. To agree the annual organisational plan implementing the business strategy Performance Management 19. To monitor and assess the organisation’s results in relation to the agreed strategy, budget and corporate plan 20. To agree alternative action to remedy shortfalls in performance Risk management 21. To maintain a robust overview of the principal risks facing the charity 22. To exercise scrutiny over the charity’s risk management systems All volunteer Trustees will be recruited, orientated etc. in accordance within Petit Miracles current policy and procedure.
- The Order of St John County Priory Group Chair - Oxford
The County Priory Group (CPG) Chair leads a group of around 12 highly skilled volunteers who come from a wide range of backgrounds but are mostly from St John Ambulance or the Priory. The CPG Chair is required to chair quarterly CPG meetings oversee the work of the local Honours & Awards Committee and occasionally attend the Order of St John Investitures in Clerkenwell arrange an annual Order of St John Award for Organ Donation ceremony in consultation with HM Lord-Lieutenant and NHS Blood and Transplant arrange local St John cathedral services, awards evenings and Civic Ceremonies encourage innovative local CPG fundraising initiatives attend quarterly Regional CPG Chairs Meetings, National CPG Seminars in London and St John’s Day celebrations each year at St Paul’s Cathedral support the work of St John Ambulance locally and liaise with the St John Ambulance Regional Director support the work of the St John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem work in partnership with the St John Fellowship undertake an ambassadorial role on behalf of the Order of St John which will require high level networking skills and expertise The newly appointed Chair will receive an individual induction programme, peer group support from other local CPG Chairs and ongoing professional support and advice from the Head of Priory & CPG Affairs.
- Trustee with Clinical or Purchasing experience
Relate is the UK's largest provider of relationship support, and every year helps over a million people of all ages, backgrounds and sexual orientations to strengthen their relationships. Relate Nottinghamshire is part of the Relate Federation and is seeking dynamic, entrepreneurial and committed trustees to: Drive the charity forward We are beginning to action an innovative business plan that will build the charity’s existing client base in relationship counselling and capture exciting new opportunities with corporate clients. Your role, within the Board of Trustees, will be to help drive the strategic direction of the organisation and empower the CEO to achieve positive change and positive outcomes. As a specialist in clinical/mental health or purchasing of services, you will advise the charity’s strategic direction in order to best meet policy-makers’ and stakeholders’ needs, national agendas, professional requirements and local demand. Promote Relate Nottinghamshire and the Relate brand Relate Nottinghamshire offers a range of high quality services that significantly improve the lives of local people. Your role, within the Board of Trustees, will be to promote the charity to your networks and the charity’s stakeholders to enable growth as laid out in the business plan. Ensure the charity acts appropriately As a charity, Relate Nottinghamshire has to comply with its governing documents and UK law. Your role, within the Board of Trustees, will be to ensure that the charity’s direction follows its core purpose and acts ethically and legally, and within its financial budgets. What will the role involve? The Board meets for approximately two hours every other month in Nottingham city centre, currently alternating between Tuesday evening and Friday lunchtime. General Board tasks can include scrutinising papers, leading and taking part in discussions, determining key issues and potential solutions, supporting the CEO to explore new initiatives, approving monthly accounts and advising staff and the Board in your area of expertise. Specific projects relating to achieving the business plan and improving the charity’s effectiveness may require you to provide additional support to staff and other Trustees. The role is voluntary, but travel expenses will be paid.
- Secretary of the Trustee Board
As a trustee you would be responsible for making sure Survive is effective, providing overall direction, ensuring the charity remains true to its original vision, and that it complies with all necessary rules and legal obligations. The secretary will be responsible for minuting the meetings and ensuring all relevant documents are provided to the board prior to all meetings.
- Finance Volunteer
We are seeking a finance volunteer to support the organisation with the following tasks and responsibilities: Draw up and maintain a budget for the organisation, working closely with the Co-Chairs, CEO and the board. Maintain monthly accounts, making timely payments, maintaining accurate records of funds received for specific projects, and reconciling accounts with bank statements. Run the payroll function for the small staff team. Work closely with the auditors to draw up the annual accounts. Offer financial administrative support once a month to the founder at our registered central London address
- Trustee w/ finance background wanted by North Korean human rights group
The treasurer will oversee our financial activities and will sit on the Governance & Risk subcommittee. The role will involve: Liaising with the Director to ensure good financial management. Reporting to the board on the organisation's financial health. Liaising with the organisation’s auditors or independent examiner, when appropriate. Monitoring and advising on the financial viability of the organisation. Working with the Director to implement financial controls and procedures for the control of the organisation's assets. Working with the Director to ensuring that the organisation’s annual accounts are compliant with legal and funding requirements. Ensuring expenditure is in line with the organisation’s objectives. Working with the Director to develop budgets in-keeping with fundraising strategies.
- Trustee with communications background wanted by North Korean human rights group
The trustee will be a major part of our Fundraising, Communications and Branding Subcommittee. As we are a small team, the role will be a hands-on role, focusing on developing, overseeing, and implementing the organisation's integrated communications/fundraising strategy. The role will involve: Assisting with the development and implementation of the communications strategy, including refining key audiences and messaging. Working with the Director to identify and build relationships with key members of the media and promoting press stories or case studies to them. Setting and monitoring performance against communications targets. The board is made up of 7 independent trustees who sit with the Director of the organisation at Trustee meetings.
- IT Consultant: Scoping our development strategy
To scope our existing and future IT requirements taking account of the various work programmes operating in Age UK Kensington and Chelsea To assess IT upgrades or different solution to enable us to make the best use of resources To assist us in coming to a decision about our future IT requirements To cost the implementation of recommendations and the level of investment we require. To set out a plan for implementation of the recommendations
- Volunteer Fundraising Group Treasurer
What we need you to do: Count, bank and record all money raised, collected and donated to the group. Inform Marie Curie Cancer Care of all transactions using the forms provided. Work with the group to create and adhere to realistic budgets for fundraising activities. Maintain records of income and expenditure relating to Fundraising Group events. Respond to queries relating to the income and expenditure of the group. Provide regular financial updates at the group’s meetings
- Trustee with an Interest in Enabling People with a Learning Disability to Lead a Full Life
The Board has overall responsibility for strategic direction, ensuring Jigsaw meets its legal and statutory duties, remains solvent and is well run. Jigsaw is currently undergoing registration with the Charity Commission. We are looking for people who can: Contribute to establishing the direction of the organisation and monitor performance. Use their specific knowledge or experience to help the board reach sound decisions. Work effectively as a member of a team which includes people with a learning disability as equal partners. Provide invaluable independent guidance and judgment to help us realise our vision. The Jigsaw board currently consists of 3 members and we are seeking to build this up to 6.
- Trustees with an Interest in Making a Difference in the Lives of people with a Learning Disability
The Board has overall responsibility for strategic direction, ensuring Building Bridges Training meets its legal and statutory duties, remains solvent and is well run. We are looking for people who can: Contribute to establishing the direction of the organisation and monitor performance. Use their specific knowledge or experience to help the board reach sound decisions. Work effectively as a member of a team which includes people with a learning disability as equal partners. Provide invaluable independent guidance and judgment to help us realise our vision. The Building Bridges Training board currently consists of 3 members and we are seeking to build this up to 6.
Involve works as a team and we need a trustee with financial acumen to support our small Board and staff team. We raise money from a variety of sources and are well regarded for the work we do. But as a small charity we have limited reserves and we operate in a pretty uncertain financial environment. We have had two wonderful Treasurers over the life of the charity and now we are looking for a third. Our Board meets on a quarterly basis in London and you would lead the work of the trustees on finance, accounts and compliance. We have operated with an Audit and Finance subcommittee, so that you have other trustees alongside you, but we are a small team and it will be up to you to guide us how best you can fulfil the role of Treasurer. We would want you to look over our financial performance on a regular basis, working with the staff team to guide them. Our staff team are brilliant on democracy, great at raising project funds but they are not finance experts, so come to us with an eye to help us further develop our systems and our capability. Test us on occasion to make sure we are doing it right. This is an unpaid position, although travel expenses are covered. We currently have 8 trustees on our Board, which is chaired by Ed Mayo, Secretary General of Co-operatives UK.
- Volunteer Festival Co-ordinator
The role purpose is to organise the charity’s annual Festival Service at St Paul’s Cathedral, and the subsequent Festival Dinner at Merchant Taylor’s Hall. The first Festival took place at St Paul’s on 8 November 1655 and the next Festival, the charity’s 364th, will take place on Tuesday 15 May 2018. The Festival, which is one of the oldest choral festivals in the world, has become a vital part of the life and history of the charity and is an opportunity to celebrate and highlight our work, and to raise funds. The Festival is attended by supporters of the charity as well as dignitaries from the Church of England and the City of London, including the Lord Mayor. The major responsibilities of the role are as follows, liaising at all times with trustees, the Chief Executive and other charity staff: Planning and promoting the Festival Service and Dinner Arranging invitations to the Service and Dinner Organisation of the Festival on the day and follow-up This is an unpaid voluntary role, although all expenses will be paid.
- Trustee & Property and Regeneration Committee Co-optee
We are currently looking to appoint • A new trustee to our board to help deliver our vision for the future • A new co-opted member of the Property and Regeneration Committee which advises and supports the board on property development and estate management matters. For both roles we are particularly keen to receive applications from people living locally who are enthusiastic about making a positive contribution to the future direction and development of their community. We would also be happy to consider an application from anyone who believes they have the necessary skills and experience to successfully cover both roles. Closing Date: Noon, 29th August 2017
- Landscape Partnership Scheme Project Board Chair
The Fifth Continent Landscape Partnership Scheme is a significant and far reaching set of 16 Heritage Lottery Funded (HLF) projects which will be delivered across Romney Marsh over the next three and a half years. Kent Wildlife Trust is the lead partner and the accountable body for the scheme and is currently looking to recruit a Chair for the Project Board. The project has been through a detailed development stage, which has been completed successfully, and HLF approved delivery stage funding in January 2017 (running until December 2020). Delivery is about to commence, with the projects starting on the ground in the near future. The Partnership Board meets 4 times per year at the Marsh Academy Community Hub in New Romney, and oversees and supports the 16 approved projects, encompassing heritage; wildlife and community engagement. The Board members are expected to advise and facilitate in the timely achievement of a number of specified outputs and outcomes. We are looking for an experienced Chair who can volunteer for up to 14 days per year – 4 days for Project Board meetings (with half a day support either side) and attendance at events throughout the year, for which reasonable travel expenses will be paid. Meetings are usually held in the afternoon, and some events may be at weekends and may take place anywhere on the Marsh. This is a new role, but we expect that the Board Chair will Lead the Partnership Board to enable it to fulfil the requirements, outputs and outcomes for HLF and the projects in the Local Conservation Action Plan Chair 4 Partnership Board Meetings per year Attend agreed events throughout the year Acting as a spokesperson as appropriate. Help to ensure an effective relationship between: the committee and the project staff/volunteers the committee and the external stakeholders/community
- Citizens Advice Epsom & Ewell - Trustee
We welcome people of all ages, backgrounds and professional experience who are passionate about advice services and can bring new ideas, different perspectives and sound judgement. The role Our trustees are all volunteers, many of whom live in the local community, and all of whom use their skills, knowledge and experience to help guide and govern our service, shape strategy, and give direction to the organisation. This includes making sure that Citizens Advice Epsom & Ewell is: doing what it was set-up to do such as offering high quality advice services to the local community. complying with the law, including upkeep of premises, insurance, recruitment and equipment. securing money to meet current and new demands, and ensuring that all funds are used responsibly. recognised and valued by local organisations, funders and people who are aware of the vital service we provide. Although mainly a strategic role, the opportunity will involve some hands-on work and is best suited to applicants with the time and energy needed to be an active Board member. Trustees are expected to attend regular meetings of the Board (our governing body) and also to get involved in other ways such as chairing meetings, leading governance projects, supporting fundraising, developing strategy, overseeing the review of HR procedures, working with staff and volunteers on research and campaigning projects etc.
- External Trustee (HR/Legal skills)
The OU Students Association Board of Trustees has the ultimate responsibility for the Association’s affairs and exercises its powers subject to relevant legislation in addition to our Constitution and Bye-Laws. This includes oversight of the governance, staffing, finances and strategy of the Association. The Board of Trustees delegates the day-to-day management of the Association and its staff team to the General Manager. A full role description can be found in the attached Information Pack. In addition to being a Trustee, the post-holder will be asked to join the Remuneration Committee which is a sub-committee of the main Board of Trustees. More information on this aspect of the role, including terms of reference, can be found in the attached Information Pack. We are specifically seeking someone with HR experience as this an area that the current Board have identified as an area of skills that we would like to strengthen on the Board in support of our staff team. We would be very keen to secure a new External Trustee who would be willing to take on some additional HR responsibilities from time to time to assist the senior staff with HR interventions or to help comment on and shape our HR policies. We already have external HR consultants in place to advise on and engage with day-to-day matters, but we would like to add to our strategic expertise at Board level. We are currently undertaking the preparatory work to incorporate the charity as of 1 August 2018. In addition, we have recently agreed a new three-year strategy with a major focus on actions to improve how we listen to and represent OU students; raising awareness of our impact and engaging students in a vibrant and supportive community.
- Charity Trustees Hertfordshire
Herts Sport and Wellbeing Foundation currently has 4 Trustees who have supported the Foundation from inception through to its current developing role. A number of the current Trustees will be leaving the Foundation in the coming year (to take up other roles) and we are looking to recruit a new Chair and a number of new Trustees (including Treasurer) to help shape the Foundation in our new phase of development. The Foundation was registered as a Charity in 2014 with the aim of supporting improved quality of life through involvement in sport and physical activity. We do this through a variety of means; participation, volunteering, coaching or education opportunities. The Foundation has developed since its inception and has a growing reputation as a source of expert advice and provider of participation opportunities for people with disabilities. This is an exciting stage in our development and we are looking to recruit Trustees who will be as excited as we are about the opportunities ahead of us. The Trustees will be expected to provide strategic direction for the Foundation within the Charity's constitution. As a Charity we have certain statutory duties and obligations and we hope the Trustees will be able to offer their knowledge, experience and imagination to help us achieve our goals and maintain the highest standards of client service and governance.
- Internal Auditor
This role will support our Head of Internal Audit in helping the charity to be economical and ensure safe practice in order to help more pets. Your contribution will help us to help more pets in need whilst keeping your skills and experience up to date in an office environment. This is an ongoing role, but we can be very flexible about what days you volunteer. We are looking for a minimum commitment to helping on 4 weeks over the year.
- Azure Implementation Consultant
We have a charity CRM database running from a remote MS server. It is built and underpinned by Microsoft .Net Technology with an SQL data back-end. The server costs have recently increased and we often experience issues with RAM. Through the Microsoft donation programme, we have $5000 sponsorship for Azure. I'd like to migrate the CRM to the Azure platform. We use MS software for all other activities. We have no IT personnel but the CRM supplier will support the migration. We also want to use Azure as a server for shared files. We have One Drive but it's not practical for long-term storage.
- Trustee for organisation transitioning to CIO - legal and accounting expertise preferred
Potential trustees with fundraising, finance, and legal backgrounds are encouraged, as these skills will be key to our success going forward. Trustees will support the LWP to develop and implement appropriate policies and procedures to ensure the sustainability of the organisation, working with service users and volunteers to ensure the Board is able to support the LWP to build upon its success and develop and grow into a thriving charity that meets the needs of some of the most vulnerable people in London today.
- Chair of UCanDoIT Trustee Board
As Chair of the Board of Trustees you will run the Board, while the CEO runs the charity. In practice this means that the Chair is accountable for guiding the Board of Trustees to set the strategic direction of UCanDoIT while ensuring that key decisions are made, recorded and actioned. The CEO and the Team are accountable for the details involved in delivering the strategic outcomes set by the Board. Your responsibilities Strategic leadership Team leadership Efficiency and governance External relations The Chair is also subject to the general responsibilities of a trustee. More detail on the areas above can be found in the full candidate brief attached.
- Trustee to join International Development & Education charity
APIE works to support the rapid transformation of education in Rwanda, and in the last few years we have: 1. Built and established a model primary school, led by local staff and combining the Rwandan national curriculum with best UK educational practice to accelerate learning and outcomes; 2. Become the first Beacon Primary School for Peace in Rwanda, demonstrating peaceful values and behaviour to support adults and children alike to contribute to sustainable peace; 3. Enabled full inclusion of children with special educational needs; 4. Introduced ICT for learning across the curriculum; 5. Established a model of best practice in Early Childhood Education. We are seeking additional trustees at this point as we have reached a pivotal stage in our development, where we begin the transition from working with one school to sharing best practice more widely across Rwanda. In this new phase, we are partnering with the Rwandan Government and a network of local and international partners and supporters to deliver our mission: to facilitate sustainable, locally-led programmes of teacher training to promote educational excellence and to develop a model of Education for Peace through partnership with teachers, parents and the wider community, in pursuit of Sustainable Development Goal 4: to ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.
- Property Specialist and Entrepreneur
Ahh... is in the process of attracting funds for ‘Garden of Ideas’, a new cultural Pleasure Garden destination / resort, for immersive theatrical arts and entertainment. Working with world-class artists, film-makers, and theatre production companies, GOI will be the world’s first permanent venue for the emerging immersive arts. In collaboration with the Eden Project, BFI, and many leading creative organisations. Garden of Ideas requires a property specialist for the next stages of land procurement and purchase / lease. We are currently considering various locations across the globe. Volunteer role includes: Overseeing the site procurement & seeking / researching new sites Work with senior team to align GOI needs Build relationship with the site owners / local council / government Continuing email communications Building relationships with investors, steakholders and GOI operations team Presenting a clear business case to investors via meetings and email
- Chair of Trustees
Off the Record is a Bath based charity that exists to help improve the emotional health and wellbeing of our young people by providing them with a safe space to be themselves. We opened our doors in 1994 and, ever since, have helped thousands of young people to be heard and have a voice about the issues that matter to them. Our services are often a lifeline to young people in need and we provide vital help such as counselling, listening support, advocacy dedicated youth groups (such as our LGBT+ group), and more, and are constantly developing our services to be in line with what young people are telling us they need to grow and develop emotionally in our community. This is an exciting time to join the organisation and play a key role in shaping its future - with a whole new strategy, director and management team in place since 2016, all of which have established themselves under the leadership of a committed and experienced Board.
We wish to recruit a new treasurer. We need someone, a qualified accountant, who will join the trustee board and help direct Emmaus Salford towards achieving its mission and help ensure that the organisation is effectively managed. You would need to be able to make a commitment to Emmaus and to Emmaus' principles, have social concern, independent judgement, and a willingness to speak your mind. The trustees meet as a board 12 times each year. The community has competent admin and finance staff in post, so the treasurer does not have to undertake routine book-keeping. He or she will have oversight of financial and accounting operations and will: provide regular reports to the board prepare annual budgets and longer-term financial plans prepare annual accounts and ensure compliance with accounting regulations liaise with our independent examiners advise on relevant tax issues, including VAT and gift aid.
- Treasurer and Company Secretary
Providing sound financial management to the board is essential in ensuring the organisation can continue to carry out the invaluable work they do to support people of all ages who care for someone. Role Summary: Monitor the financial standing of the charity and reports to the Board and CEO regarding cash-flow forecasting, income streams, out-going expenses and the overarching strategic management of the organisation’s financial resources. Oversee the charity’s financial risk-management process and report financial health to the board of trustees at regular intervals. Acts as a counter signatory on cheques and applications to funders and ensure that annual accounts are submitted to all relevant regulators in a timely fashion. Liaising with external auditors on financial issues and ensuring that the organsiation’s finances are responsibly managed/invested for the betterment of the organisation’s work and for the beneficiaries it serves.
- Trustee (Marketing and Communications)
In order to strengthen our Board to take the charity into its second 10 years of operation, we are seeking to recruit two trustees. FareShare East Midlands is one of 20 regional centres of FareShare, the national food redistribution charity. We operate as an independent charity and company limited by guarantee, within the national network. What we do is simply explained on the on the national website. Starting from a zero base, we have grown rapidly and now supply over 725 tonnes of food p.a. from two warehouses to member groups across six counties. We are a top performing regional centre held in high regard by the FareShare national office, food donors, partners, member groups and our volunteers. 2018 will mark our 10th anniversary. We have a major partnership with a county council in our area, which is a pilot project as part of the "Feeding Britain" national strategy. We have a robust financial base but like any charity, generating adequate finances is always to the fore. Over the last three years, we have grown at 20% p.a. and project this to continue. Managing the strategic development will be a key priority for the Board, blending the skills and experience of the new trustees, with the present five. In line with our high performance principles, the governance of our board and organisation is to a high standard. We are proud that the Diocese of Leicester was our founding partner and continues to be a major supporter of FareShare East Midlands.
- Social Media Campaign Mentor
We have lots of ideas plus a great group of young people who are keen to become involved in a social media campaign. However, they need focus and structure to make our campaign successful. They understand the power of social media but it needs channelling into a cohesive plan. With the right volunteer behind them the teenage parents could learn transferable skills for employment - project planning, diligence and communications. They need to learn the boundaries of saying things on social media as our reputation can't be compromised but at the same time, they need encouragement and plenty of nagging behind them to get things done. We aim to help these young people into education and employment and you can help to inspire them so that they reach their potential and become far less reliant on the State for support. Teenage mothers cost the country umpteen millions in taxes in benefits and NHS support. Ok, so your taxes may not be heavily reduced by this volunteering opportunity but it could make a difference through generations as the young parents become positive working models for their children and are lifted out of poverty. The outcomes for the charity would be to raise our profile and attract funding from corporates so that we can do so much more than we are already achieving. We need someone who can commit to this project even if it's through lots of phone calls and some visits.
- Trustee Treasurer with financial management skills
Abolish Empty Office Buildings (AEOB) is a young charity tackling the local housing crisis by providing affordable homes through the conversion of empty office buildings. Thanks to the enthusiastic response to a community share offer, 6 new households are already enjoying the security of their new homes and establishing a community. We are keen to develop our next project and are inviting people who share our vision to join and strengthen our Board of Directors. As a Director/Trustee you will play a vital role in overseeing our governance. You will work with a small and dedicated Board of Directors and volunteer Steering Group. We are a hands-on, practical charity, entirely run by volunteers. The Board meets twice a month, 6.30 -8.30pm, usually in central Bristol courtesy of Askew Cavanna Architects. We are seeking a Treasurer to provide financial oversight; liaise with suppliers of financial services such as the audit and book keeping; to act as a signatory for payments; monitor the charity’s income and guide our financial planning and budgeting. This is a varied and rewarding role where you will see tangible results from your action. Joining us at this early stage will give you the opportunity to shape future projects and guide the charity’s development. We particularly encourage applicants with a background in financial management and experience of social housing and share issues. Abolish Empty Office Buildings (AEOB) is a Community Benefit Society with charitable status. We are regulated only by the FCA via the Industrial Provident Society structure, and are registered with HMRC as charitable for tax purposes. Any appointment will be subject to suitable references and DBS checks. AEOB is committed to equality of opportunity.
The Chair will:- Lead formulation of strategic plans and regular reviews of long-term aims of the charity. Facilitate the charities meetings, monitor decisions taken and ensure implementation. Liaise regularly with the Treasurer to maintain a clear grasp of the charity's financial position and ensure full and timely financial transparency to the Management Committee. Support publicity activities of the Service and maintain the executive interface with Elmbridge, Runnymede and Spelthorne Borough Councils and other groups and bodies that support the Service. Represent MNS at meetings of Alliance of Surrey Mediation Services. Lead formulation of strategic plans and regular reviews of long-term aims of the charity. Facilitate the charities meetings, monitor decsions taken and ensure implementation. Liaise regularly with the Treasurer to maintain a clear grasp of the charity's financial position and ensure full and timely financial transparency to the Management Committee. Support publicity activities of the Service and maintain the executive interface with Elmbridge, Runnymede and Spelthorne Borough Councils and other groups and bodies that support the Service. Represent MNS at meetings of Alliance of Surrey Mediation Services.
- Fundraising Trustee for Brain Injury Charity
As a Trustee of The Silverlining Charity you will be part of the team working to realise our aims and ambitions by using your skills and experience to develop and drive the Charity forward. Since the Charity was registered in 2007, our work has been solely funded through fundraising events and the generosity of donors / corporate supporters. Despite our limited means, we have grown considerably over the last 10 years and now work with more than 500 brain injury survivors and families, running more than 100 activities across the South each year. Over the last two years, we have worked hard to modernise and restructure The Charity to improve our practices and our service offering. We are now in a strong position to move forward, but we need an experienced fundraiser to help us diversify our income streams and secure private, public and project based funding. You will be working with a strong team of trustees made up of brain injury professionals, an accountant, legal professionals and project managers. The Silverlining Charity currently employs a single full time employee who acts as the Operations manager and a part time book keeper. One of our key aims is to secure the funds to expand our team and increase our fundraising and operational capacity going forward. We hope to recruit a fundraising trustee who will help us to: Identify sources of sponsorship, partnership and potential development opportunities and provide support to staff in building fruitful relationships. Network on behalf of the charity to solicit funds on a peer to peer basis. Assist with the writing, submission and review of fundraising applications. Oversee fundraising and to make sure it is carried out in legal, honest and accountable ways. Contributing knowledge of fundraising techniques and strategies, understanding results and approving budgets.
- Governor with Legal Expertise
The Full Governing Body meets once a term. There are also two committees: the Governor with legal expertise would serve on the Resources Committee. This committee is responsible for approving the school's budget and financial monitoring, as well as staffing and buildings / resources management. The Headteacher and School Business Manager attend meetings of the Resources Committee, and provide regular reports and information to Governors. Russet House is currently a Local Authority School. The Governing Body maintains a dialogue with the LA as to how best to meet its mission to serve the growing numbers of children with autism in Enfield. The school works in partnership with Durant’s School, which is Enfield's secondary school for autistic children, and this partnership is a key consideration in terms of strategy. Russet House also runs the LA's Advisory Service on Autism, helping other schools working with autistic pupils. The founding Headteacher retired at the end of the school year, and the Governors have recruited a new Head to start in September. Coupled with changes in Education policy, this means that the next few years are likely to be a very significant time in the school's development, with Governors providing a strategic lead and oversight. The Governing Body is currently quite small, though able and committed (it was also judged Outstanding by Ofsted). Current Governors include parents of pupils at the school, former LA staff, specialist therapy providers and staff governors. We are aware of the need to build the Governing Body's skills in relation to business management, strategic planning, financial management, education policy and law.
- Chair of Trustees
The Museum of Cambridge is a place where people can discover, engage with and celebrate the many and diverse stories of our city, the surrounding areas and the people who live there. The Chair provides effective leadership for the board as it fulfils its governance duties and responsibilities toward the organisation including: Chairing Trustees Meetings and Executive Committee Meetings; Ensuring adherence to the mission, vision, values, strategy and governance of the Museum; Monitoring the Museum’s performance against established targets; Addressing conflict within the organisation at all and any levels; Leading the process of appraising the performance of the Manager; Sitting on appointment and disciplinary panels; Lead on trustee recruitment, induction and training; Lead on assessment and improvement of organisation’s governance and Board performance. In addition, the chair will assist the Manager in: Planning the annual cycle of board meetings; Setting agendas for board meetings; Monitoring that decisions taken at meetings are implemented; Representing the organisation at functions, meetings; Liaising with the Manager to develop the board of trustees. The vice-chair acts for the chair when the chair is not available and undertakes assignments at the request of the chair. We would particularly welcome applications from women, younger candidates and those from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) background. Deadline for applications: Thursday 24 August 2017
- Volunteer Mentor (Student Work Placements) Birmingham
The YINI scheme arranges paid, degree relevant, 12 month work placements for students undertaking a gap year or on an industrial year out as part of their degree studies. For more information, visit our website. The Role of the Mentor: To build an effective relationship between the YINI student and participating company; to provide support for the student and act as an ambassador for the scheme and its aims and objectives. To add value to a placement. Main Purpose: To act as an independent party to support the student in their placement To work with the line manager, (and human resources where appropriate) and the student to ensure all parties gain maximum benefit from the placement. Through the daily activities of mentoring to assist in identifying further placement opportunities. To assist with other events and activities as mutually agreed e.g. Workshops, celebration events. To feedback relevant information to the office and keep YINI updated on any changes to company or student contact information. MainDuties: Introduce yourself to newly placed students and their managers, letting them know they can contact you at any time for help, advice or support Make a minimum of two scheduled visits throughout the year. The first 8-12 weeks into the placement, the second about 6 months into the placement. Complete and return to your YINI local office a visit report for each student/visit together with the completed company trainee review The mentor is the first point of contact with any queries relating to the placement Where a mentor feels a particular situation should be handed over to the Placements Team for resolution, the YINI Contact will take over full responsibility for dealing with the problem or escalating to the Business Relationship Manager as appropriate.
- Treasurer/Finance Trustee for Creative Industries Careers & Education Charity
This is an important role at this stage of CMN’s life as an organisation. As a small charity, ready to scale, the organisation is currently developing financial projections and setting quarterly targets for it’s growth. At it’s core, the role of treasurer is to support the Founding Director and board of trustees to develop a financial plan and think strategically about revenue streams. It will also include: Strategic Thinking: Agree the purpose, vision and values of the organisation and its corporate culture. Supporting Fundraising Initiatives: Help with fundraising and bringing donors and supporters to CMN events and acting in an ambassadorial capacity. Policy Formulation: With the Executive, develop appropriate policies. Monitoring organisational performance and fulfilment of mission: Review business results. Accountability: Ensure the organisation is fully compliant with the law and regulations and that it reports accurately to its stakeholders and regulators. We would also like the treasurer/finance trustee to: • Provide advice to the trustee board in terms of financial risk • Oversee the monthly accounting processes, providing extra level of checks to monthly figures and changes to forecasts • Advise the CMN team on effective financial management processes • Oversee annual accounts production and submission, including guidance to Founding Director and Chair of trustees on specifics relating to formal accounts • Oversee project budgets • Have oversight of online banking, in particular: Signing off expenditure Setting up monthly payment for salaries • Oversee creation and development of management account system in partnership with the Founding Director and Chair of trustees You will be working alongside CMN’s existing 3 trustees with expertise in fundraising, governance and legal, and marketing and PR.
- Finance Director
Greater Manchester Community Renewables Ltd is a volunteer led community business which has installed solar panels on three schools and a community centre in our area. We help our site partners save money on their energy bills, whilst also reducing carbon emissions and generating a community fund from our profits to spend on further eco-friendly projects around the sites. We would like to roll out our project to more sites and are developing our strategy to do so in the context of recent policy changes, such as the cuts to the Feed-in Tariff. While our bookkeeping is outsourced, this will be a hands on role as we are a small team. The GMCR Board has extensive experience of renewable energy and delivering community projects – including a dedicated renewables solicitor, a local authority officer specialising in community energy, a former director of Stockport Hydro and company secretary of a bank, and a business analyst at a FTSE100 company.
- Google Ad Words Expert
We are looking for someone to manage our Google Ad words account, improving the ease with which potential volunteers can find out about us. Increasingly, volunteers find out about us through internet searches, and we are keen to improve our rankings. The role would involve: Supporting us to use our free Google Ad grants effectively Managing the Google Ad Words account on an ongoing basis
- Trustee with business/commerce experience
We have an AGM each year, an Open Day, monthly trustee meetings (except August) and in the past have had premises, finance, HR and services committees but since there are only four of us now, we have one monthly meeting to discuss and debate issues. Should we expand the board of trustees then these committees would be re-formed. The strategic challenges we face are a) sustainable income streams/funding, b) relocation to new property and c) expanding the board to share the workload! At present we have on the board: Chair - also responsible for grant fund raising, benefit support/claims for clients and line management of programme director Vice chair - responsible for delivery of the therapeutic programme and premises/H&S, line management of therapeutic team Treasurer - all things financial and line management of admin Trustee - ex-client to provide insight into the current care and support being provided, also supports after-care scheme
- Trustee with medical research and/or corporate background
A Trustee would join our Board of Dravet Syndrome UK operates on a national level and is made up of a team of trustees and five world-renowned professional advisors. This small team work very closely together to ensure we meet the needs of families affected by Dravet syndrome, whilst working with professionals in the field of neurology on research projects. Dravet Syndrome UK are extremely fortunate to have a dedicated team of volunteer trustees. Each trustee brings with them different experiences and knowledge. The trustees meet in person at least twice a year to discuss the aims of the charity and ensure they are being fulfilled in an efficient, appropriate and transparent manner. Without the dedication and hard work of each trustee Dravet Syndrome UK could not operate. What you will get in return for your efforts: Make a real and significant difference for people and families living with a catastrophic condition people work with a small, dedicated and enthusiastic, professional and caring team develop your own skills and experience bring added value and experience to a progressive charitable organisation Feel a real and genuine sense of reward and achievement Be involved with cutting edge research projects and reaching out to the corporate community
- Treasurer for Young People's Mentoring charity
SMASH offers volunteer mentors and Memory Makers to young people aged from 9 - 19. Our motto is One Person Can Change a Life and that's what we do. We need a trustee with considerable finance experience to take on the role of Treasurer. Key tasks will be supporting the finance officer with advice. Internal auditing of financial records and compliance to charity financial law. We need help ensuring the best use of funds available and ideas for improving our financial systems and procedures. We need someone who is flexible in their availability and ideally who has some time to contribute to SMASH during working hours. We currently have 8 trustees but a couple will be soon be moving on and we are keen to have new faces around the table to bring extra experience and ideas to our charity. Most of these trustees have business experience and an interest in helping young people rather than a background in charity or youth work. You will also need to attend the trustee meetings which are normally every 6 weeks on a weekday evening for a couple of hours.
- Trustee with expertise setting up and running charity
We are seeking help setting up and running our organisation. We have been identifying gaps in the provision of help for refugees, both those seeking the right to remain here, and those who have that right. At present there are three trustees, all with parents or grandparents who were immigrants. They include a retired tribunal judge, an academic with expertise in running philosophy workshops with refugees in a therapeutic community, and a research student who has worked on migrant and refugee issues with charities across London. We need one or more additional trustees with practical experience of setting up and the day to day running of a charity or similar organisation.
The Orchestra is going through a period of rapid expansion, having recently secured funding to employ its first full-time member of staff, and with ambitious plans to expand its presence around the UK. In line with these developments, we are looking to grow our Board and appoint several new Trustees. We are looking for individuals who share our belief in the power of classical music to bring together people and communities through shared experiences, meaningful communication and personal interactions. We are looking for people from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences with the energy and vision to make a serious contribution to the success of the Orchestra.
- Branch Treasurer - Bath
The Branch Treasurer leads on all things financial within the branch, so if you have a love of numbers, this is the role for you! Working closely with the Branch Chair, you will: • accurately record financial activity, keeping the branch and UK office informed of the branch's financial position • provide guidance on financial policies, internal control and the appropriate use of funds • provide regular reports to the committee on the financial status of the branch, including final accounts at the annual general meeting
- Treasurer, Trustee
YMI has continued to grow rapidly since its formation in 2011, generating incredible support from a range of funders such as the Big Lottery Fund and Department of Work and Pensions, with increasing support as we develop. With high rates of both hard and soft outcomes, our participants graduate having had the support of a mentor, wide-ranging skills sessions focused on career and personal growth, hands on projects that inspire and unlock enterprise potential as well as short work placements, all geared to improve their life chances. This is a very exciting time for YMI as we continue to widen our reach across and outside London through consultancy and coaching. We also seek to extend our support to young men as well as women in the coming years. Our passion for our work is boundless, and we are seeking a treasurer who is as committed to this cause as we are. Main duties Work closely with, and support, the CEO and accountant Guide and advise Board on the annual budget, management accounts and annual financial accounts Keep trustees informed about their financial duties and responsibilities Advise Board on financial implications of YMI’s strategic plans, the assumptions underlying those plans, and any risks that need to be mitigated Confirm the financial resources and reserves are appropriate to YMI and meet its present and future needs Understand YMIs accounting procedures and controls, and thereby give assurance to the Board that the charity’s financial management and integrity is sound Oversee and present financial reports to the board on a quarterly and annual basis Ensure that the accounts and financial systems are independently examined as required by law Approve CEO expenses and other significant transactions as per YMIs procedures and controls Liaise with CEO, accountant and trustees about financial matters and other matters of good charity governance Advocate for our work outside of structured YMI events
- Volunteer Trustees (Chair / Treasurer / General Trustees)
HEADWAY BRISTOL is a successful, local charity with 40 years’ experience in providing social and cognitive rehabilitation for adults with brain injury through our centre-based and one to one outreach services provided across Bristol, North and North East Somerset, and South Gloucestershire. We individually tailor programmes to improve quality of life, independence and self-esteem supporting people to maximise their independence. We also offer support and respite for families and carers. We have significantly grown and developed our services over recent years and now wish to strengthen our Board of Trustees and are therefore looking to recruit individuals who share our vision to help make a significant difference to the lives of people affected by brain injury. We are continuing to develop our services and expand our operations, and this year we are proud to be celebrating our 40th Anniversary.
- Trustee with logistics expertise to join charity spreading love of reading in Kenya
‘Just be a Child’ is a small UK registered charity that builds and supports libraries in Kenya. Since our very first project in 2013 we are experiencing rapid growth in support from UK children, schools and organisations and in our impact on the lives of Kenyan children and residents. We collect books in the UK and ship them to Kenya in a 40ft shipping container. We build libraries in Kenya by converting the container with the help of local communities and UK volunteers. We train librarians and community teachers, help with inspiration to set up small businesses, partner up with schools and generally promote the benefits of reading. On top of that we also build playgrounds and organise sports days for the community children. We continue to work with all our libraries and support them in providing reading classes, arts and crafts lessons and after-school homework clubs. We need people who will work with us to help sustain and manage our rapid growth, and specifically we are looking for a trustee with the following skills: A committed, approachable and passionate Logistics expert who will help us plan our long-term book collection and storage. Help with organising shipping to Kenya would also be welcomed. The Trustee will help steer the overall growth of the charity and will be instrumental in continuing the expansion. The Trustee will be expected to provide practical support and ensure JBAC's logistical robustness.