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Trustee - EXPIRED

Job Title Trustee - EXPIRED
Contract Type Volunteer
Location London, London
Salary Negotiable
Job Published 07 Jul 2015
Contact Name Volunteers team
Contact Email

Job Description - EXPIRED

About us:
Friends of Inti Wara Yassi (FIWY) is the UK branch of Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi (CIWY), a Bolivian NGO. CIWY was founded in 1992 and currently manages three Wildlife Custody Centres in the Bolivian Amazon. CIWY's mission is to provide the best quality of life possible to wildlife rescued from illegal trading and to diminish animal trafficking through educational programs and public action (further information can be found here:

FIWY was founded in 2008. We support CIWY's work by providing administrative support, managing international fundraising, raising international awareness and establishing new partnerships.

CIWY's and FIWY's joint vision is a world in which wildlife lives freely in its natural habitat; without the threat of indiscriminate hunting, senseless capture or the destruction of its ecosystem.

FIWY is a small charity with one part-time paid employee, many committed volunteers and five Trustees. Due to our size our Trustees play a key role in the day to day running and management of the charity. We are looking to recruit up to three new Trustees to join our Board.

Job Purpose:
The Board of Trustees are responsible for controlling the management and administration of FIWY, ensuring the charity is well run and offers the best possible support to CIWY. The Board of Trustees retains oversight of all decision making. The Trustees are responsible for setting the charity's strategic priorities and for ensuring that the charity complies with legal, charitable and financial requirements.

Job description:
*Location: Offer regular remote support and attend quarterly Trustee meetings in Brighton or central London
*Hours: Attend four Trustee meetings a year, regular remote involvement via email or telephone and regular review of reports and documentation
*Salary: This is an unpaid, voluntary role
*Term of office: One year minimum, yearly re-election at our AGM
*Accountable to: since the Board are responsible and liable for the governance and functioning of the charity, they are accountable in varying degrees to a variety of stakeholders, including: beneficiaries, funders and the Charity Commission

Main responsibilities:
*To ensure that the charity and its representatives function within the legal and regulatory framework of the sector and in line with the organisation's governing document.
*To uphold the fiduciary duty invested in the position, undertaking such duties in a way that adds to public confidence and trust in the charity.
*To determine the overall direction and development of the charity through good governance and clear strategic planning.

Main duties:
*Ensure the charity complies with legislative and regulatory requirements
*Agree and monitor the charity's strategic direction
*Promote and develop the charity in order for it to grow according to its strategic objectives
*Maintain sound financial management of the charity's resources
*Ensure the effective and efficient administration of the charity and its resources
*Play a key role in developing the charity's future funding strategy
*Play an active role in FIWY's work, with each Trustee taking on tasks that suit their skillset/experience

Personal specification:
*A desire to create positive change for the future of Bolivia's wildlife
*Commitment to FIWY's and CIWY's mission and vision
*Willingness and ability to commit the necessary time and effort to FIWY
*Strategic leadership and decision-making experience
*An ability to work effectively as a team while contributing an independent perspective
*An ability to think creatively
*We would particularly welcome applications from candidates with professional experience in one or more of the following areas:
a.Fundraising (including but not limited to: corporate fundraising and grant writing)
b.Social media
c.Digital marketing
d.Event management

How to apply:
If you think you have the time, experience and skills to help FIWY grow and develop, please apply via email - - attaching the following documents:
*Your CV
*A covering letter explaining your interest in the role and how you believe your skills and experience could help FIWY.

The closing date for all applications is Sunday 9th August 2015.

TPP is committed to equal opportunities and actively encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We shortlist based on competencies and not on race, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, or age.

Ref: EXPIRED - LF188 | Published: 07th Jul 2015