Trustee Director

London

The Hope Foundation for Street Children

We raise UK funds for street children in India and seek people with a passion to help others, identifying with our cause and the children we serve, willing to be active in supporting fundraising

Closing date for applications

Who we are

Opportunity:

Do you want to help make lasting differences to the life chances of vulnerable and underprivileged street connected children in India?

About us:

We are a UK based charity raising funds to support street connected children in Kolkata, India through projects delivered by The Hope Kolkata Foundation. Our shared HOPE vision is that “it should never hurt to be a child” and children in HOPE’s care are provided with protection, healthcare, counselling and education to help them enter adulthood equipped with the tools and support they need to live healthy and happy lives with better opportunities.

The role and what we are looking for:

We wish to broaden and diversify the skill set and profile of our board of trustees by appointing up to three new trustees to join our current five. The trustees are more active than many “non executive” trustees and the following attributes are essential:

* a passion to help others and overcome obstacles in collaborative ways
* commitment to sustainable, ethical and regulatory compliant fundraising
* creative thinking, independently minded and willing to speak up
* identification with our cause and the people we serve in India

We also seek people offering two or more of the following:

- skills and experience in public relations or marketing (particularly digital)
- experience in charitable fundraising strategy and planning
- able to bring us diversity in age, life experience and ethnicity
- good connections in the West Bengali communities in parts of the UK

Commitment required:

- help provide leadership, governance and fundraising support
- bring personal skills, experience and contacts
- be an active trustee, with specific as well as shared responsibilities
- five board meetings a year plus events attendance
- ad-hoc meetings, interventions, and networking
- adopt our charity’s own trustees code

Support and terms:

Guidance, training and mentoring will be made available. The trustees are unpaid and receive no expenses

Location

The trustees meet in London and by conference call and video link. The charity is active across the UK.

Further information:
The Hope Foundation for Street Children (a company limited by guarantee with one member). Registered Charity Number SC038809. Registered Company Number SC335711.

Annual income £250,000. Three UK based staff with additional fundraising, systems and operational support from The Hope Foundation in Ireland.

Website : https://www.thehopefoundation.org.uk
Financial Accounts and Directors Report 2019 : Who we are>Governance>Directors Report
Trustees Code : Who we are>Trustees>Trustees code

Applications:

To: [email protected]

Please include a CV and cover statement

Further Information:

Phil Mumby, Chair of Trustees 07732745038

We  seek people offering two or more of the following:

 

  • skills and experience in public relations or marketing (particularly digital)
  • experience in charitable fundraising strategy and planning
  • able to bring us diversity in age, life experience and ethnicity
  • good connections in the West Bengali communities in parts of the UK

 

Commitment

 

  • help provide leadership, governance and fundraising support
  • bring personal skills, experience and contacts
  • be an active trustee, with specific as well as shared responsibilities
  • five board meetings a year plus events attendance
  • ad-hoc meetings, interventions, and networking
  • adopt our charity’s own trustees code

 

Support

 

Guidance, training and mentoring will be made available

 

Terms

 

The trustees are unpaid and receive no expenses

 

Closing date for applications

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