Trustee with fundraising experience

Location
EC2A 3EA, London (Greater)
Salary
£0.00 Voluntary and unpaid, reasonable expenses reimbursable
Posted
21 Dec 2016
Closes
16 Jan 2017
Ref
J53688
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

Amnesty International UK Charitable Trust is looking to appoint an independent Trustee with significant senior experience in individual giving fundraising, together with knowledge of the principles of charitable governance.

As a global movement of over seven million people, Amnesty International is the world's largest grassroots human rights organisation. They investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilise the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world.

As a campaigning organisation they work with a variety of groups including the individuals and communities they campaign with and for, their members, supporters, activists, partners, staff, volunteers and the general public.

The role

Amnesty International UK Charitable Trust is looking to complement the current strengths of their Board by appointing an independent Trustee with significant senior experience in individual giving fundraising, together with knowledge of the principles of charitable governance. If you have not served on AIUK Section Board in the past 3 years (and do not intend to in the coming 3) but share our commitment to Amnesty’s aims, you could help make a positive difference to the lives of millions around the globe.

The Board meets five times a year in London and you may, also be asked to attend other ad-hoc meetings. The position is voluntary and not remunerated though reasonable expenses are paid. While all Trustees are appointed by the Board of the UK Section, they are appointed as individuals and not as representatives of the Section.

You will be committed to the aims and see this as a great opportunity to make a bigger and more immediate contribution to the work that we do.

The appointment will be for a three-year term in the first instance.

Person description

In particular, we are looking for skills in the areas of:

  • Fundraising and related income-generation: including individual giving; direct marketing; and business development to help us achieve our fundraising aspirations at a strategic level.
  • Grant-making; including grants administration and monitoring.

You will also have experience of the principles of corporate governance, have an understanding of charities and the voluntary sector and an in-depth knowledge of the strategic planning and best practice employed in similarly complex organisations.

What impact the opportunity will have?

You will be committed to the aims and see this as a great opportunity to help the charity make a positive difference to the lives of millions around the globe.

What’s in it for the volunteer?

This is a unique opportunity to join one of the world’s most recognisable charities. Not only will you be an essential part of a high-calibre board of trustees but you will have the opportunity to help steer the strategic direction of one of the world’s most influential humanitarian organisations.

Time commitment

Approximately 10 days per annum including attendance at quarterly board meetings.