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Trustee

Job Title: Trustee
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
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Salary: £0
Reference: Trustee recruitment 2020
Contact Name: Lucy Edington
Contact Email: l.edington@futuremen.org
Job Published: December 01, 2020 12:41

Job Description

Future Men is looking for two new trustees with the vision, experience and insight to join our excellent Trustee Board, to provide governance oversight and guidance to our newly developing strategy.

We are particularly looking for individuals with expertise in:

  • Fundraising - to bring a fresh perspective to fundraising plans and strategy, to support staff involved in fundraising, and to ensure fundraising is of the highest standard and priority.
  • Finance - to monitor the financial standing of the charity, the financial reports and the overarching strategic management of the organisation’s financial resources.

Future Men is a London-based multi-award-winning specialist charity that supports boys and men along the path to becoming dynamic future men, whilst addressing the stereotypes around masculinity and engaging in the wider conversation of what it means to be a man.

Our interventions focus on the transitional times in life such as starting school, getting a job or becoming a parent; these are the times when men and boys are most likely to encounter challenges and therefore most likely to engage or seek help. Our aim is to significantly reduce the number of boys and men, particularly from socially excluded or disadvantaged backgrounds, who are unable to achieve their full potential to become productive and active members of society.

Future Men recognises the enormous benefits of keeping a diverse board. We actively and warmly encourage applications therefore from a broad and deep range of backgrounds and experiences.

Trustee Role Descriptions:     Fundraising focus, Finance focus

Time commitment and location

  • The board meets 6 times a year.
  • Trustees sit on one or more sub-committees (Strategy, Finance, HR) which meet 2 times a year.
  • Trustees are linked a programme team and attend c.3 staff team meetings a year.
  • Meetings are held remotely, and/or in person in central London.  

Main responsibilities of trustee board:

  • To ensure that FM complies with its Memorandum & Articles, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
  • To ensure that FM pursues its objects as defined in its Memorandum & Articles
  • To ensure FM applies its resources exclusively in pursuit of its objects
  • To contribute actively to the Board task of giving firm strategic direction to FM, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets
  • To safeguard the good name and values of FM
  • To ensure the effective and efficient administration of FM
  • To ensure the financial stability of FM
  • To protect and manage FM property and to ensure the proper investment of FM funds
  • To appoint the FM CEO and monitor his/her performance.

In addition to the above statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the FM Board of Trustees reach sound decisions. This may involve:

  • Scrutinising board papers
  • Leading discussions
  • Focusing on key issues
  • Providing guidance on new initiatives
  • Other issues in which the trustee has special expertise

 

Trustee with fundraising focus:

Role:

  • To assist the Board to see the bigger picture; bring a fresh perspective to fundraising plans and strategy, support the organisation’s fundraisers.
  • To ensure fundraising is of the highest standard and priority.

Qualities:

  • Fundraising/income-generation knowledge and/or business development background or having run a medium size business.
  • An understanding of the challenges facing small to medium UK charities in maximising income streams & donor cultivation.
  • Experience of diverse fundraising practices, including statutory funds, corporate and philanthropic giving would be valuable.
  • Excellent networking skills, influencing and communication skills.

 

Trustee with finance focus:

Role:

  • To monitor the financial standing of the charity, the financial reports and the overarching strategic management of the organisation’s financial resources.

Qualities:

  • Qualified accountant with demonstrated commercial awareness and knowledge.
  • Knowledge of charity SORP.
  • Proven ability to communicate and explain financial information to members of the Board and other stakeholders.
  • Analytical and evaluation skills, demonstrating good judgement.

For more information see www.futuremen.org/jobs

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