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Philanthropy organisation ‘The Charity Service’ seeks new Trustee with background in law

Philanthropy organisation ‘The Charity Service’ seeks new Trustee with background in law

Closing Date
11 October 2022
Time Commitment
5 hours a month

The Charity Service supports philanthropists to give with ease and confidence. We aim to grow our philanthropy advice services over the coming years, and are are looking to recruit new trustees to help us achieve our goals.

The Charity Service is a trusted expert in charitable giving having been managing charitable funds and making grants to voluntary organisations for over 20 years. Our vision is a world in which philanthropy is commonplace, generous and kind. We promote philanthropy and empower impactful charitable giving. We are an independent charity and operate on a not-for-profit basis.

After a strategic refresh in 2021, we are looking to grow our Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) and philanthropy advice services. To help us achieve this, we would like to appoint two new trustees to our board. Our board currently comprises seven trustees, one of whom will be standing down later this year. Trustees are responsible for the governance of our organisation. They play an influential role in shaping the charity’s strategic direction and monitoring and evaluating organisational performance.

The board meets four times a year, usually in Manchester, although we have been holding some meetings online. Between meetings, trustees may be asked to provide advice and support to the charity’s staff, especially on matters relating to their areas of expertise, although the level of time involved is unlikely to be onerous.

We are committed to recruiting excellent and diverse trustees because it’s important that our board reflect the communities we serve. Whatever your background, we will make it easy to join, participate and share your expertise in your role as a trustee. We welcome applications from individuals without prior trustee experience.

The role is voluntary but reasonable out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

We are looking for new trustees whose skills and experience will strengthen the board. In particular, we would welcome applications from individuals who can make a contribution in one or more of the following areas:

  • Charitable grant-making, especially in developing grant-making strategy and modern grant making practices, and with a good knowledge of the voluntary sector.
  • Wealth advice, financial planning and/or investment management, including knowledge and experience of ESG investing.
  • Law and legal advice, especially in relation to family and estate planning and/or the charitable sector.
  • Financial management and accounting, especially within the charity sector.
  • Strategic communications and public relations.

It’s an exciting time for The Charity Service as we look to grow our philanthropy services. The new trustees will play a major role in helping us to achieve our goals.

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