Trustee Board Recruitment

Greater London

Move The World

Move The World is an education charity based in London, with Ghana operations and we are looking to strengthen our Board and appoint 2 new Trustees; 1) Education Expertise 2) Fundraising Expertise.

Closing date for applications

Who we are

Move The World is a UK based NGO focused on community development and Global Citizenship education in Ghana. We support the development of leadership skills and capabilities in young people, to enable projects and programmes that tackle community issues. Working closely with local partners, community leaders and schools Move The World gives children and young people the skills and competencies needed to create change in their own communities.

We are a small but growing charity, founded in 2016 and focussed on Global Citizenship Education - currently in Ghana, and with a vision to expand to countries around the world. We design, train and deliver experiential education programmes to schools in Ghana focussed on facilitating children to learn more about who they are in the world, the challenges in their community and providing the skills and know-how to empower civic and social action. 

We are currently privately funded through donors and fundraising initiatives, however this year we have allocated time and resource for grant applications with trusts and foundations now we have some track record behind us. Our income was £70k in financial year 2018/19. Our last annual report and financial accounts can be found on our website. 

We are a small team, co-located in the UK and in Ghana. Our UK team provide strategic direction, funding, and oversight on programme quality and our Ghana team support the delivery and operations of our programmes including recruitment and training of our programme facilitators. 

What are we looking for?

  • An Education Trustee - A background in teaching (particularly primary education) or education management is essential in order to assist the development of our curriculum and ongoing monitoring and evaluation of our programmes.

  • A Fundraising Trustee - we are seeking applications from candidates with demonstrable evidence of working on either Grant Applications, Community Fundraising, Fundraising Strategy.

We're looking for trustees who:

  • will commit to the organisation

  • have the willingness to devote the necessary time and effort

  • have strategic vision

  • have good, independent judgement

  • have the ability to think creatively

  • are willing to speak their mind

  • have understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship

  • have the ability to work effectively as a member of a team

  • Are technically proficient with Google Drive, Whatsapp, Zoom, as we use these regularly (training can be provided in onboarding)

 

This is an unpaid but highly rewarding role that is key to realising our charity’s mission of advancing global citizenship education and local civic action

Duties and responsibilities

As a member of our Board of Trustees, you will have the normal legal duties of a Charity Trustee as set out in the Charity Commission guidelines. Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Attendance at quarterly board meetings (typically held on Sunday, but can be flexible) These meetings normally take place in Clapham, South West London. The rest of the role can be worked flexibly at a time and place of your choosing

  • Commitment to attend the annual board retreat in Ghana with the other UK trustees and UK and Ghana management teams. 

  • Commitment to working with the Managing Director and relevant other staff on particular projects relating to the trustee role

    • Assessing grant applications, reviewing fundraising plans, supporting fundraising initiatives

    • Assessing curriculum quality, assisting with accreditation processes

Term of Office

  • The term of office for elected trustees is two years. At the end of this period, trustees may be nominated for a further two-year term. 

 

Supporting documents

  • MTW-trustee-recruitement.pdf - Download
Closing date for applications

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