1. La Leche League GB

Trustee (Director of Administration)

Home-Based

We are currently searching for an experienced trustee to take on the Director of Administration role, overseeing the development and implementation of governance and policy for LLLGB, in line with the LLLI international framework.

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Who we are

LLLGB provides mother-to-mother, parent-to-parent breastfeeding support across Great Britain and the Isle of Man. We believe that mothering through breastfeeding is the most natural and effective way of understanding and satisfying the needs of your baby.


The role

Who We Are

We provide mother-to-mother, parent-to-parent breastfeeding support across Great Britain and the Isle of Man. We believe that mothering through breastfeeding is the most natural and effective way of understanding and satisfying the needs of your baby.

At LLLGB, we support mothers and parents to provide human milk for their baby, however that looks for them and their family. We are committed to serving everyone – mothers, parents, families – regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental ability, socio-economic status, political views, gender identity, sexual orientation, family structure, cultural values and beliefs.


The Role

The Director of Administration holds the following responsibilities, as well as general trustee duties:

Administration:

  • Liaises with trustees and staff about administration tasks and systems, reports issues and challenges to the Council of Directors.
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates communications with Leaders, Leader Applicants, and subscribing Members.
  • Checks issues of governance with NCVO, the Charity Commission and Companies House.
  • Coordinates review, and updating of the Memorandum & Articles of Association, and prepares them for vote at the AGM.
  • Liaises with the Operations Manager to organise the Annual General Meeting and elections to the Council of Directors, ensuring all information is ready in a timely manner.
  • Leads on responding to comments and complaints received.
  • Supports the Designated Safeguarding Officer and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer by ensuring safeguarding policy and procedures are up to date, and that Leaders/Leader Applicants receive adequate training and support to carry out their role safely.
  • Supports Leaders with queries relating to risk assessments or other group management queries.

Human Resources:

  • Organises contracts, policies on grievances and discipline, appraisals and reviews, and recruitment.
  • Is the line manager to the Operations Manager.

As a trustee there is a requirement to attend full day council meetings four times a year; most of these will be in-person, typically held in London but other locations will also be considered depending on the requirements of the council at the time. The next in person meeting will be in London on Saturday 27th April.

Zoom meetings between trustees working on specific projects are also expected, along with regular check-ins with the Operations Manager. LLLGB Directors also keep in contact with each other between meetings through email and Basecamp.

Trustees from England and Wales will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Trustee positions are not remunerated, but expenditure in line with LLLGB’s expense policy can be reclaimed.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to admindirector@laleche.org.uk

Deadline: 14th March 2024

LLLGB will look to arrange interviews with potential candidates before the end of March 2024.

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