Trustee position: Global Clubfoot Initiative

The Big Give
07 Feb 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
GCI is a growing global umbrella organisation for individuals and organisations working with children with clubfoot in low- and middle-income countries. GCI is a UK-based charity. Formed in 2010, our role is to encourage collaboration, share best practice and resources amongst our members and together with them to work towards the common goal of ending preventable disability as a result of untreated clubfoot.
Following the launch of our Global Clubfoot Strategy in 2017, GCI is recruiting new Trustees to oversee the work of the charity. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape GCI and our operational and global strategy as we continue to grow in size and influence, changing the lives of children and their families affected by clubfoot.

GCI is look for Trustees with backgrounds in one or more of the following: Fundraising, Marketing and Communications, Legal and regulatory compliance, global health, current clinical experience (ideally in clubfoot or a related discipline). In addition to this, we are also looking for a Treasurer.

To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter by 2 March 2018.

The general duties of a Trustee are to:
Ensuring that GCI complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations Ensuring that GCI pursues its stated objects by developing and agreeing a long-term strategy Ensuring that the organisation applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its charitable objects for the benefit of the public Contribute actively to the board in giving firm strategic direction to GCI, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance Safeguarding the good name and values of GCI Ensuring the effective and efficient administration of GCI Following proper and formal arrangements for the appointment, supervision, support, appraisal and remuneration of the Executive Director
Duties in areas of special expertise (please note in your application which of these you have) are also required, in the following areas:
Finance (Treasurer); Marketing and communications; Fundraising; Legal and regulatory compliance; Global health; Current clinical experience.

Person specificiation

Ability to think strategically with good communication and interpersonal skills An ability to work effectively as a member of a team A willingness to speak their mind A willingness to be available to staff for advice and enquiries on an ad hoc basis A commitment to GCI and a willingness to devote the necessary time and effort A commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership. Integrity and good independent judgement; analytical and evaluation skills Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
Willing to act as the charity’s ambassador to external bodies, charities and funders
Relating to particular specialist skill

Financial qualifications with demonstrated commercial awareness and knowledge Some experience of charity finance, fundraising and pension schemes A willingness to be available to staff for advice and enquiries on an ad hoc basis Knowledge of charity SORP and impending changes Ability to communicate and explain financial information to members of the Board
Marketing and communication
Marketing and PR/Communication expertise Application of marketing strategy to charitable/not for profit organisation Demonstrated leadership and management, communication and presentation skills
Sufficient fundraising/income-generation knowledge and/or business development background An understanding of the UK charity sector, good governance, Charity Commission, Companies House requirements, relevant legislations and statutory requirements. An understanding of the challenges facing small to medium UK charities in maximising income streams & donor cultivation Experience of diverse fundraising practices, including statutory funds, corporate and philanthropic giving would be valuable. Excellent networking skills, influencing and communication skills.
Legal and regulatory compliance
(Desirable) Experience or an understanding of charity law and regulation and cross-organisational international working (Desirable) An understanding of information governance and charities’ requirements around data protection Global health
Professional experience and background in global health Ideally experience of working in health internationally Leadership or strategic role in scaling up health solutions in LMIC
Current clinical experience
A current practitioner or involved in clubfoot An understanding of the challenges and opportunities of clubfoot treatment in resource constrained environments A good understanding of the current scientifici evidence around clubfoot management.

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