We’re Foothold, the Institution of Engineering and Technology Benevolent Fund. And we’re really passionate about supporting the wellbeing of past and present members of the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) and their dependents worldwide.
By providing financial support for those most in need, helping to lift them out of poverty and ensure they are in the best place possible to overcome the challenges that life brings, we strive to help engineers and their families to make positive choices that will change their lives for the better.
What will you be doing?
Our Trustees get together five times a year (once every quarter for Board meetings and for a strategy day in October) as well as spending time before the meeting reading the Board papers and preparing for the meeting, a commitment of 50-70 hours a year of their time. They’re responsible for providing strategic direction and making key decisions to ensure we’re delivering on our objectives.
- They serve on our three Committees:
- Finance audit and risk (quarterly) Service development (twice yearly) Renumeration and nominations (quarterly) They might advise on particular subjects related to their area of interest or expertise They are appointed for a three-year term, and can serve four terms maximum (two stints of two terms each, separated by at least 12 months) - if their circumstances change they can resign mid-term Although this role is unpaid, they can receive money for expenses like childcare costs or travel for meetings
What are we looking for?
We want our Board of Trustees to reflect the communities we support It’s how we can help our community in the best way possible – by 100% reflecting them and understanding their needs. Which is why we welcome applications from people who:
- Have fundraising experience Are under 40 years old Are people of colour Have either a physical or less visible disability Have experience living in a low-income household
What difference will you make?
Being a Trustee can bring you unique opportunities
You get to develop skills you wouldn’t necessarily build in other roles, and learn from and work with people from all walks of life. On top of this, you’ll also:
- Use your passion to help build a brighter future for engineers and their families Play a big role in strategically leading our charity Enjoy a fresh, unique and meaningful experience in a leadership role Get good insight on how others work, respond to situations and make decisions Enjoy the perks of teamworking for the greater good
Estimate of time needed: 1-3 hours / weekQuarterly plus a strategy day in October. Time for preparing and reading docs for meetings approx. 50-70 hours per year, mostly during office hours.
How to apply: Please apply via the Reach website, by following this link: https://reachvolunteering.org.uk/opp/fundraising-trustee-140.
Deadline: 29th July 1, 2022