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Role

Trustee - Martin James Foundation

  • Location

    Birmingham

  • Sector:

    Children

  • Contact:

    Stacey Bennett

  • Contact email:

    stacey.bennett@trustees-unlimited.co.uk

  • Role ref:

    Martin James Foundation

  • Published:

    20 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    08-12-2021

  • Client:

    Trustees Unlimited

We are a global network of organisations working in alternative care for children and believe that children should grow up in families, not in orphanages. We are looking for two people to join our Board of Trustees.

Who we are

The Martin James Foundation is a global network of organisations working in alternative care for children. We believe that children should grow up in families, not in orphanages, and we are working to deliver, empower and influence work to make this a reality. The Foundation includes independent fostering agencies in Australia, Canada, Japan and New Zealand (Key Assets), support to foster carers in the UK (FosterTalk), and projects that contribute to the global efforts in deinstitutionalisation.

The Martin James Foundation is a global network of organisations working in alternative care for children. We believe that children should grow up in families, not in orphanages, and are working to deliver, empower and influence work to make this a reality. The Foundation includes independent fostering agencies in Australia, Canada, Japan and New Zealand (Key Assets), support to foster carers in the UK (FosterTalk), and projects that contribute to the global efforts in deinstitutionalisation.

The Martin James Foundation is looking for two people to join our Board of Trustees which has strategic oversight of the charity, ensuring that ambitious goals are set and worked towards effectively. The average time commitment is approximately six days per year, including four quarterly Board meetings, support to technical sub-committees, and meetings with the leadership team in relation to specific skills and specialisms brought by Trustees.

We are looking in particular for trustees with skills and experience in the international development and NGO sector; governance and legal; advocacy and campaigning; and fundraising. All Board positions are voluntary, but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed, and any training costs will be covered.

The Martin James Foundation strives to enable a diverse range of participation and contributions, and we welcome applications from all ages and backgrounds. People with lived experience of alternative care, and from people outside of the UK are encouraged to apply.