Trustee for new charity

Location: Remote
Closing Date: 31st Jan 2024
House of Rainbow (square)

Employment Type: Volunteer

House of Rainbow and Circular3 are embarking on an ambitious journey to create a more inclusive and representative society by founding a charity to advocate for the interests of LGBTQIA+ people within minoritised ethnic and religious communities, shaping national policies and enhancing the well-being of these communities across the UK.

The Charity will achieve its aims by:

  • Community Engagement – helping to promote and celebrate the effectiveness of community services and the achievements of members of our communities. And increasing involvement of Ethnic and Religious LGBTQIA+ people in national policy development and service design
  • Research – Partner with academic institutions to undertakes research into the perspectives of ethnically and religiously minoritised LGBTQIA+ to develop insights to support Advocacy and development of interventions to support our communities
  • Advocacy – to government, business, and LGBT+ sector policymakers to create evidence based structural change to improve the lives of ethnically and religiously minoritised LGBTQIA+
  • Delivery of change – Partnering with grassroots LGBTQIA+ organisations to design, test and implement interventions.

We are looking to recruit experienced, motivated, self-starter as a Trustee to support and help develop the strategic direction of the charity. The Trustees will act in the charity’s best interests, set the strategy or plans, make key decisions and oversee the running of a charity, by the project manager and/or executive team.

  • Make well-informed strategic decisions to support fulfilment of the charities purposes;
  • Ensure decisions are taken in accordance with the purpose and powers set out in your governing documents;
  • Hold the charities staff accountable for Achieving the organisation’s objects/goals;
  • Ensure the Charity has effective systems to identify and manage risks;
  • Ensure the Charity’s financial and other resources are used well to achieve its objects;
  • To ensure the Charity effectively Plans;

We are particularly interested in hearing from people with experience in Finance, Law, Comms and marketing, The arts and entertainment, and/or Academic research. Even if you have not considered being a Trustee before now, we still want to hear from you if you have the passion and skills to help the Trust. We provide support to anyone joining who is new to this type of role.

We are keen to welcome applications from groups who are currently underrepresented on the Board, in particular:

  • Women and Trans people;
  • Disabled people; and
  • People from any ethnically or religiously Minoritised community

The workload varies throughout the year. At this stage of the project will require reviewing weekly updates from the Project Manager and providing active feedback and input. (up to 1 hour per week) for the first six months to one year. Attend remotely a monthly Steering committee meeting (three hours per month including pre-reading time for the board pack) for the first year. This is a total time commitment of approximately 7,5 hours per month.. We encourage Trustees to serve for at least 3 years. Trustees can be based anywhere in the UK as Board meetings will be held via Zoom and Teams.

Trustees are not paid, but reasonable out of pocket expenses are met. Trustees are appointed by interview of a panel of Trustees and other Volunteers.

For a copy of the job description, or to arrange an informal conversation please contact Patrick Ogunmuyiwa on the email. [email protected]

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