Legal Secretary with Governance experience to join the Board of Afrikindness [TRUSTEE]


We seek a dynamic professional as a legal secretary to work closely with our Trustee and the Board to maintain an overview of the regulatory environment and our contractual obligations and support strong governance.

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Who we are

Afrikindness is a non-profit, public-benefit organisation. Our primary aim is to foster positive racial identity development, advancing racial harmony, and promoting acts of kindness amongst children and young adults, to make a positive impact in their communities. Afrikindness has a clear purpose focused on advancing education and the social and character development of children and young people, particularly those who have been racially marginalized and socially and culturally excluded.

The role

​Our board members play a vital role in making sure that Afrikindness achieves its core purpose. They oversee the overall management and administration of the charity. They also ensure that Afrikindness has a clear strategy and that our work and goals are in line with our vision.The Board Secretary will ensure compliance, efficiency, and effectiveness from a Governance perspective and that all discussion and decision is formally documented.

The Secretary will ensure that Trustee meeting procedures are both followed and regularly reviewed and will support the Chair to ensure compliance with Charity Law and other regulatory guidelines. The Chair and Trustees will engage the Secretary for guidance on what their responsibilities are under the constitution and their individual responsibilities to which they are subject and how these responsibilities should be discharged. ou will have a strategic vision, experience, and expertise in governance and HR policies. We welcome those who share our values: thinking, speaking, and acting in a caring, collaborative, creative, and critical manner. We welcome those who have a strong personal commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Have effective communication, networking skills, influence, and willingness to participate actively in the discussion. Experience in a leadership role. Experience in working within the charity, voluntary, private, or public sectors.

Personal skills and qualities

  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
  • Knowledge and experience of governance and HR policies
  • A commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership
  • Being prepared to make unpopular recommendations to the board
  • A willingness to be available for advice and enquiries on an ad hoc basis.

Supporting document(s)

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