Trustees

Trustees

Trustee/Governor
J95955
At a glance

Skills

  • Social media marketing
  • Digital and IT strategy
  • Digital Trustees
  • HR
  • Advice / Advocacy
  • Mentoring / Coaching

Where

London, WD18 1LG
Mainly at home

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
Trustees meet 4 times a year. There are 4 Committee meetings per year, plus some additional hours supporting the Management Team as & when necessary.

Deadline

24 May 2024

This is a wonderful opportunity to lend your experience to a pioneering organisation that supports young people up to the age of 25 who are at risk or involved in Serious Youth Violence. 

What will you be doing?

To strengthen our Board and governance, we are looking for additional Trustees.

We are looking for applicants with a background/experience in one of the following areas: Human Resources, Lived Experience or Social Media/Digital Marketing. They will be responsible for the following:

  • To help govern and advance the overall purpose of the charity in line with the Charity Commissions requirements. 
  • If overseeing a specific committee, ensuring it is carried out in legal, honest and accountable ways. 
  • Support staff team in operational implementation of each committee’s strategies and policies 
  • Strategically work with CEO and Senior Leadership Team. 
  • Attend regular board meetings. Have a willingness to speak their mind and, if considered in the best interests of the charity, make unpopular recommendations. 
  • Contribute to fundraising events and efforts and willing to act as the charity’s ambassador to external bodies etc.

What are we looking for?

For our Trustee roles, we would welcome applications from candidates with knowledge and background across the following areas to enhance our committees: 

Human Resources - A substantial background as a senior HR professional with a proven track record at both a strategic and operational level. This role will involve developing and reviewing existing policies and oversight of HR within the charity. 

Lived Experience - Lived experience of violent offending. Individuals who have emerged from that involvement with an understanding of their experience and have the communication skills to share their understanding of our clients' situation with others. 

Social Media/Digital Marketing - A background in Social Media and Digital Marketing with previous experience in a leadership or committee role. Substantial and proven experience of managing and overseeing a suite of social media channels. Experience of developing and implementing audience focused and data driven digital marketing strategies.

We are looking to enrich and diversify our Trustee Board and warmly welcome applications from anyone regardless of their age, experience, disability, ethnicity, heritage, sexuality, gender and socio-economic background.

What difference will you make?

As a small charity The VIP recognises the great work, time and commitment of our Board. This role is an opportunity to:

  • Give back to a charity that is dedicated to creating positive impact
  • Enhance your CV and open doors to new career paths
  • Make a difference to those in need
  • Learn about the management and strategy side of charities
  • Utilise your experience and skills within the voluntary sector
  • Work with an interesting team from diverse backgrounds

Before you apply

Reach Volunteering is supporting The Violence Intervention Project with their Trustee recruitment.

Applicants should supply an up to date CV together with a supporting statement which should cover what motivates you to apply along with what skills and experience you feel you will bring to the role. Applicants are also asked to provide the names, positions and contact details of two referees. References will be taken up directly by The Violence Intervention Project and only once your express permission has been granted.

Applications and queries should be made to the TrusteeWorks team via the Reach Volunteering site.

The Closing date for applications is May the 24th, 2024.