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Trustees

Job Title Trustees
Contract Type Contract
Location London
Salary Unpaid
Job Published 20 Mar 2017
REF LF1135
Contact Volunteers Team
Contact Email volunteers@tpp.co.uk

Job Description

The UNA-UK Board has recently been through an exciting strategic planning process and adopted a new strategic plan.

ABOUT UNA-UK                     

UNA-UK is the only UK charity devoted to making a case for the United Nations to British policy-makers and the public.  We campaign for UK support for UN principles and programmes.  Internationally we focus on building a more effective United Nations.  Our flagship campaign – 1 for 7 Billion – to open up the selection process for the UN Secretary-General is one example of when we have had a global impact.  

ROLE DESCRIPTION

The Trustees will work in partnership with the Chair, the Executive Director and UNA-UK’s small but dynamic team of nine employees, to help them achieve the aims of the organisation.  The Trustee’s role will be to promote and strengthen the reputation and impact of UNA-UK.  S/he will represent the charity and its aims externally, exerting positive influence with key stakeholders and raise its profile.  Trustees will provide the strategic direction for the charity and ensure that all appropriate financial and legal checks and balances are in place.

The UNA-UK Board is particularly keen to appoint Trustees who demonstrate considerable experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Fundraising from members, donors, trusts and the private sector – our top priority
  • Media engagement – to reach new audiences and improve the impact of UNA-UK’s work
  • Youth engagement – to improve youth participation in UNA-UK’s work including youth outreach
  • Governance and Management

This is a voluntary position.  The initial term of appointment will be three years, with the possibility of reappointment for up to one further term of three years. 

TO APPLY:

1.         Read carefully the Trustee information pack
2.         Read carefully the eligibility criteria
3.         Complete and return the application form and the required supporting documents to:

Angie Pankhania, UNA-UK Company Secretary, on info@una.org.uk or by post to: 3 Whitehall Court, London SW1A 2EL. Documents must be received by 5pm on Friday 14 April 2017.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted to arrange an interview between 24 April and 26 April 2017. Successful candidates will be appointed by the Board at its meeting on 31 May 2017, which they will be invited to attend as observers.

UNA-UK strongly encourages candidates from all backgrounds to apply. At present, the Board is particularly keen to receive applications from women, ethnic minorities, and persons under 30.

Further information about the role can be downloaded from our website: http://www.una.org.uk/trustee-recruitment-2017.

We value diversity at TPP and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Ref: LF1135 | Published: 20th Mar 2017

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