Trustee with International Human Rights Law experience sought
Korea Future is recruiting at least one new trustee with extensive international human rights law experience to join our board.
Trustees are appointed for a 3-year term, which is renewable. The board currently has 7 trustees.
ABOUT KOREA FUTURE
Korea Future investigates human rights violations in North Korea to accelerate justice and support accountability. It is currently undertaking a multi-year documentation project focused on the North Korean penal system. It maintains offices in London, Seoul, and the Hague..
- Evidence of at least 5 years of professional experience in day-to-day role focusing on international human rights law. This experience may be in the academic, legal, CSO, government, etc. sectors.
KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS FOR ALL TRUSTEES
- Provides guidance for the organisations within a framework of prudent and effective controls which enable risks to be assessed and managed
- As part of the board sets the strategic aims of rhe charities, ensures that the necessary financial and human resources are in place for the organisations to meet their objectives.
- Sets the values and standards of the organisations and ensure that their obligations to their stakeholders are understood and met
- Ensures that effective Governance and control procedures are in place within the organisations
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES FOR ALL TRUSTEES
- Strategy. trustees should constructively challenge and help develop proposals on strategy;
- Performance. trustees should scrutinise the performance of the organisations in meeting agreed goals and objectives and monitor the reporting of performance;
- Risk. Trustees should satisfy themselves that financial controls and systems of risk management are robust and defensible;
- Trustees are expected to lead or sit on one or more of the board’s subcommittees (Communications & Fundraising, Audit & Risk, or Programming)
Please note that Korea Future has a sister charity, Connect: North Korea. All Korea Future trustees also sit on the board of Connect: North Korea. Meetings are held at the same time for both charities.
Meetings are in London on a roughly 12-week cycle. They last for approximately 2 hours at a time. Additionally, this trustee would sit on our Audit and Risk subcommittee, which meets every quarter for around 2 hours.
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