Fundraising Trustee

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Organisation: RightsInfo

Location Marylebone, London (Central), W1G 0PE
Where the role is based Mainly at home
Travel limit n/a
Application deadline 29 Oct 2017
Opportunity type Trustee/Governor
Reference number J55999

Opportunity description

Passionate about Human Rights? Experienced charity fundraiser? RightsInfo may have the opportunity for you. We are particularly interested in candidates with previous experience in trust and individuals fundraising. 

The role

RightsInfo are looking to appoint a fundraising trustee (an unpaid voluntary role). We are particularly interested in candidates with previous experience in trust and individuals fundraising. Some experience or knowledge of charity finance is also desirable.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • To assist the Board to see the bigger picture; bring a fresh perspective to fundraising plans and strategy.

  • To support the organisation’s senior staff in developing fundraising strategy.

  • To monitor progress, hold fundraisers to account and ask the right questions about fundraising strategy and implementation.

  • To strategically assess where fundraising fits into the overall organisation strategy and to work with senior fundraising staff to ensure effective income generation is being achieved.

  • To encourage an entrepreneurial fundraising culture.

  • Be an active champion of RightsInfo.

Required skills

  • Business development
  • Fundraising strategy
  • Researching funders / writing proposals
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning

Person description

Qualities of a Fundraising Trustee

  • Experience of fundraising/income-generation for small/medium UK charities.

  • An understanding of the challenges facing small to medium charities in maximising income streams & donor cultivation.

  • Experience of diverse fundraising practices, including grant fundraising, corporate partnerships and philanthropic giving would be valuable.

  • Excellent networking skills, influencing and communication skills.

  • Understanding of the human rights sector in the UK and previous trustee experience are desirable.  

What impact the opportunity will have

The trustee will join us at a time of development and ensure RightsInfo continues to grow. We are looking for someone who can share their experience and insight to develop our fundraising strategy. This will allow us to continue providing human rights information in engaging and innovative ways. 

What’s in it for the volunteer?

Human Rights protect us from injustice. They make our society fairer and more equal. But human rights are under threat globally from apathy, populism and the rise in far-right political groups, compounded by fake news, and echo chambers. Within the UK the human rights system remains fragile. Understanding of and support for human rights is low. Our mission is to change that.

The trustee will join UK’s most exciting digital human rights charity. They will have the chance to make a difference in building support for human rights in the UK. 

Time commitment

Mostly outside office hours

You will be required to commit to around one day of your time per month, including six Trustee Board meetings a year.

Other details

Please send a CV and a covering letter (max one page) explaining why you are interested in joining the board as a fundraising trustee (voluntary role) via Reach Volunteering before midnight on Sunday 29th October

Have any questions?
Please use the "ask a question" function on the Reach site if you have any questions about the role or RightsInfo.