Board Member

Location: London
Closing Date: 30th Nov 2022
LGBTQI+ Support Worker

Employment Type: Volunteer

As a member of the Board, you will be responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the organisation, developing its aims, objectives and goals in accordance with company guidelines, legal and regulatory guidelines, you will help to protect the wealth and assets of the organisation.

Ensuring that the organisation complies with internal policy and legislation.

Making sure that the organisation pursues defined goals in line with its stated objectives.

Monitoring the financial position and ensuring that the organisation operates within its means and that there are clear lines of accountability for financial management

Ensuring that the resources of the organisation are used only to pursue legitimate objectives. Contributing to the Board’s role of providing strategic direction and supporting the development of policies, goals and targets.

Maintaining the good name of the organisation. Ensuring the financial stability of the organisation. Participating in working groups as necessary.

Attending seminars and networking events when required.

Leading discussions and providing guidance on new initiatives, particularly in areas where the member has specific skills, knowledge or expertise

Maintaining confidentiality about any sensitive or confidential information Regularly attending and taking a full part in meetings

Skills and qualifications:
Commitment to the goals and aims of the organisation.

Dedication to the role and a willingness to devote the required time. Understanding the importance of carrying out required legal duties. Proven strategic abilities that can be used to create effective plans.

Strength of character coupled with the ability to voice concerns and opinions. Proven experience working as a member of successful teams.

Integrity and objectivity which can be applied to all aspects of the role

We are particularly interested in applicants who have professional backgrounds in Performance and Insight, LGBT Housing and Governance but welcome applications from anyone with the passion and commitment to our cause.

Meetings are held either in a Central London venue or over Zoom, on weekday evenings once a quarter. the AGM is held in October and we usually have one strategy day a year usually on a Saturday.

This role is unremunerated. Reasonable travel expenses will be covered.

Time commitment
Up to six board meetings a year plus one annual Strategy Day on a day to be agreed by the committee. Board members are also expected to attend occasional public or private events, e.g. supporter/fundraising events and public profile events.

Trustees are expected to commit to a term of three years and will be able to be re-appointed for two additional three year terms.

How to apply
To express an interest in the role and to be considered, please submit the following:

•   A detailed and up-to-date CV.

•   A supporting statement that addresses the criteria in the skills and experience section and also outlines your motivation for applying.

Completed expressions of interest should be submitted to: [email protected]

The closing date for applications is midnight 30th November 2022.

If you have any queries about any aspect of the appointment process, need additional information or wish to have an informal and confidential discussion then please contact us on the above email.

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