About the organisation
/together is one of the most powerful and diverse coalitions in the UK - one that everyone is invited to join, from community groups across the country to some of the UK’s best-known organisations. Chaired by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Steering Group includes a broad range of organisations and individuals from the NHS and ITV to the Scouts, UK Sport, TikTok and the CBI.
Our aim is to help build kinder, closer and more connected communities. You can read more about our strategy on our website. The /together coalition is coordinated by a small charity called The Together Initiative. For further information, please see www.together.org.uk
About the role
Contribute to the Board’s decision making, exercising independent judgement (declaring any interests) and exercising reasonable skill, care and diligence in carrying out activities.
Contribute to Board meetings, helping to give strategic direction to the organisation, setting policy and targets and evaluating performance.
Demonstrate intellectual curiosity and creative thinking when considering how the charity can deliver against its strategic objectives.
Safeguard the values of the charity and act as an ambassador for the charity and its mission.
Be familiar with the rules that govern the charity notably in respect of Charity Law, Company Law and all other relevant legislation and regulations.
In relation to Fundraising and Corporate Engagement
Develop the overall governance of the charity’s fundraising and corporate engagement approach with effective recordkeeping in line with GDPR, privacy and accounting controls and regulatory requirements.
Identify the right breadth and depth of fundraising and corporate engagement targeted activity with access to the right networks, in order that the charity is in the best possible position to develop and deliver high quality strategies in fundraising.
Lead the Charity’s opportunity identification and pipeline generation of fundraising and support the CEO in the delivery and realisation of those opportunities in support of the strategic aims and budget needs.
Engage with leading figures across public life and UK corporates to ensure a diverse and appropriate Steering Committee and charity membership that is inclusive and reflective of all aspects of UK society and Nations.
Ensure all strategic plans are appraised and aligned to both short-term and long-term objectives with performance variances understood.
Monitor the charity’s fundraising and engagement processes advising the Board on any areas of weakness.
Our ideal candidate
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
A background as a charity fundraiser is desirable, with a sound understanding of charity fundraising from grants, trusts and corporates at strategic and operational levels.
Proven ability to communicate and explain fundraising and engagement information to members of the Board and other stakeholders.
Analytical and evaluation skills, demonstrating good judgement.
Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of trusteeship.
Good communication and leadership skills.
A team-oriented approach to problem solving and to management.
As a growing charity with energy and ambition, the Trustee will need to be able to commit to attending Board Meetings four times a year with optional attendance at the quarterly Steering Group meeting. Trustees meetings are currently carried out remotely, however in the future we plan to carry the meeting at Lambeth Palace.
Additional calls on your time may be required on occasion; for example, with your specific expertise you may be asked to provide some insight and support to the Director, support staff/ Trustee recruitment, review tenders and share expertise.
What’s in it for you
This is an incredible opportunity to be part of a nationwide effort to build kinder, closer and more connected communities. A critical mission which can help the country better face the challenges ahead. The role will provide an opportunity to use your skills, experience and network as part of one of the UKs most diverse Coalitions and a small but driven Board, in building momentum for grass roots change across policy and communities in the UK
The role involves interaction with several high profile stakeholders - a chance to build an amazing network and would be a standout role on any CV.
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