|Job Published||03 Jan 2017|
Global Charities is the in house charity of Global, the Media and Entertainment group. Global are the largest commercial radio group in the UK, owners of Heart, Capital, Classic FM, Smooth, LBC, Radio X, Capital Xtra and Gold. The group also has divisions for talent management, publishing, TV and Festivals.
The charity harnesses the assets of the media group to raise money and awareness through its appeal, Global’s Make Some Noise, supporting small charities across the UK that help youngsters and their families living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity.
Our three-part promise makes us unique as a champion for small charities – we make some noise to raise funds and distribute grants; we make some noise to give them a voice across our media platforms; and we teach them to make more noise themselves through masterclasses in marketing and media.
We also leverage the group’s expertise in music to deliver employability programmes for disadvantaged young people, using music as a hook.
In 2015/16 income was £4m, and we supported 40 projects. The charity has ambitions to grow income and further develop its promise to build awareness and sustainability for the projects it supports. Given the close relationship with Global, who provide office space and other resources at its HQ in Leicester Square, this an exciting and dynamic charity.
The Trustee Board comprises of a mix of internal (Global employees) and external Trustees, with specialist knowledge in different areas across charity governance, finance, grant making, content production, staff engagement, fundraising and marketing.
Trustees play an essential role in the governance of the charity and its future development. The Trustees, while retaining total responsibility for the conduct of Global Charities’ affairs, delegate functions to the executive staff and the grant giving panel. The following matters are Trustee responsibilities:
In addition, there are 6 other key responsibilities:
Compliance and statutory duties
Reputation and profile
We welcome applications from people with a range of different background and the kinds of skills, experience attributes we are looking for include:
The charity has a fundraising subsidiary, Global Charities (Trading) Ltd, whose principal activity is to contribute to the fundraising for Global Charities.
The ultimate control of the charity is vested in its member, Global. The member delegates the running of the charity and the safeguarding of its assets to the trustees. The assigned Executive for the member is the CEO, Global, who is represented by the Director, Global Goodness.
Trustees do not receive remuneration, as their role is entirely voluntary. They can claim travel expenses to board meetings and any essential meetings as agreed with the Chair.
For more information on our work please see:
Ahead of the retirement of 2 Trustees following 10 years of service later this year, we are looking for 2 new Trustees with a specialism in Grant making and/or charity governance, particularly in the children and young people’s sector. One of these roles would also chair the Grants Panel.
To apply, please send your CV and cover email to Kara.Hodgson@thisisglobal.com
Closing date: 31 January
Interviews: During February
We value diversity at TPP and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
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