How would you like to be a part of an exciting and challenging initiative aimed at tackling the significant under-representation of people from black and minority ethnic (BAME) communities on charity boards?
Are you an energetic and enthusiastic volunteer with good research, analysis, communication and organisational skills who will help us drive this important project forward?
You will be volunteering for Reach Volunteering in partnership with the independent project co-ordinator, Malcolm John. Your main responsibility will be to support Malcolm John in liaising with not for profit organisations and private sector organisations to encourage and promote support for the initiative and seek to bring their collective resources together to address the under-representation of people from BAME backgrounds on charity boards.
We are looking for a person who has a strong commitment to social justice and can evidence the following personal skills:
You should also have:
Your contribution will help to find sustainable solutions to the longstanding equality and diversity issue of under-representation of people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds on charity Boards.
This initiative comes at a time when diversity and inclusion is becoming increasingly important on the civil society agenda and when we should now be turning words into concrete actions. Diversity is widely acknowledged to increase the quality of organisational decision making. Recruiting more diverse trustees is very likely to make the leadership of charities much more representative of the communities they serve.
This will be an ideal opportunity for you to:
How we support you
Reach Volunteering will commit to involving and supporting you as a volunteer and seek to shape opportunities for you to contribute in a way that suits you and allows you to gain optimum satisfaction from your volunteering.
We will pay your travel, telephone and IT expenses as agreed with you.