We are currently seeking up to five new Trustees to take up this unpaid voluntary position. We are particularly interested in hearing from individuals with lived experience, professional expertise or a passion for peacebuilding, and individuals with business or fundraising experience.
We strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. We are particularly keen to hear from younger adults and people from (or currently based in) Africa or Asia. We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and increasing representation from the regions in which we work in order to ensure dynamism and diversity at the heart of the organisation. We also welcome applications from people who have not previously served as a Trustee at all.
To fulfil the role effectively, it is expected that the time requirement will be about 6-10 days per year comprised of four Board meetings (one of which can be extended to include a Retreat) plus preparation time, occasional engagement with senior staff, and participation in other meetings and events. The term of office is three years and the maximum number of consecutive terms is two.
Main Responsibilities of Board Members
- Support the Chair and work with colleagues on the Board as it carries out its leadership role and fulfils its fiduciary and legal responsibilities towards the governance of the charity.
- Work with the Chair and, in partnership with the Executive Director and other members of the Executive.
- Management Team, to continue the strategic development of Conciliation Resources, its work and to help achieve the mission of the organisation.
- Promote and support gender-sensitive, diverse and inclusive ways of working.
- Work with colleagues on the Board in achieving a shared vision of the organisation’s future as well as an understanding of the external environment and the charity’s risks and opportunities when reviewing annual plans and the periodic review of the organisation’s strategic plan.
- Be a supportive presence to the staff of Conciliation Resources and take part in events.
- Take an active role in promoting and representing Conciliation Resources effectively to other stakeholders, including donors, partners, officials and politicians.
- Contribute specific interest and contacts in support of Conciliation Resources communications, fundraising and external engagement work.
- Following the Board Safeguarding Terms of Reference, engage with CR’s work on safeguarding to create a positive safeguarding culture and help us keep staff, partners and participants safe.
Knowledge and Experience
- An interest in the type of work that Conciliation Resources does.
- A link to one of the areas of responsibility listed above.
- Excellent interpersonal skills being able to engage with staff, colleagues on the Board and to be able to represent us to diverse communities and audiences.
- Personal integrity – sharing Conciliation Resources’ values.
- Incisive and insightful thinker able to contribute to the organisation’s strategic and creative thinking.
- Good communication and listening skills.
- Collaborative, inclusive and persuasive.