Trustee Opportunities – Fundraising

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Practical Action is looking for a Trustee with particular skills and experience to join its Board.

  • Trustee with fundraising interest and experience

Practical Action is an ambitious organisation committed to transforming the way technology is used to improve the lives of people living in or vulnerable to poverty. Working throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America, we improve the lives of nearly three million people every year through improved access to energy, sustainable agriculture, water, sanitation and waste management and through disaster risk reduction. With income of over £30m and working in 13 countries we are a medium sized charitable organisation. This is an exciting time for Practical Action globally as we have just agreed our strategic intent to 2030 and created operational plans to deliver on our ambition.

Practical Action is looking for trustees who have an understanding and empathy with Practical Action’s mission, values and work as well as having the experience and ability to provide valuable oversight and make strategic judgments together with your fellow Trustees on a range of complex issues affecting our global organisation. The Board provides challenge and support to the Strategic Leadership Team composed of the CEO, Country Directors and UK based functional Directors.

Fundraising Trustee

A trustee with extensive experience in public fundraising at board or senior management level to enhance the Board’s capacity to provide oversight, advice, challenge and support for our income generation from the public, trusts, foundations and the private sector. The trustee will support innovation and inspiration as we develop our fundraising plans and to act as a Critical Friend on Fundraising. As Critical Friend for Fundraising you will also be expected to join our Finance Audit and Risk Committee which meets four times a year, and you should be able to attend four Board meetings a year as well as our Strategic away-day.

Trustees are not remunerated but travel and out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

Closing Date: Wednesday 12 July 2017

Date of expiry 16th Jul
Salary Trustees are not remunerated but travel and out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
Location Rugby, Warwickshire