Fundraiser Convenor and Trustee

The Board of Trustees are jointly responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, its financial health, the integrity of its activities and developing the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines. All trustees should also be aware of, and understand, their individual and collective responsibilities, and should not be overly reliant on one or more individual trustees in any particular aspect of the governance of the charity.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Monthly
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Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

To ensure the organisation complies with its governing document.
● To ensure that the organisation pursues its objectives as defined in its governing document.
● To ensure the organisation applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objectives - the
charity must not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objectives, no matter
how 'charitable' and 'worthwhile' those activities are.
● To contribute actively to the Board of Trustees' role in leading fundraising strategy, giving informed
fundraising direction to the organisation, contributing to overall policy and leading on fundraising
policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.
● To safeguard the good name and values of the organisation.
● To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation.
● To contribute to ensuring the financial stability of the organisation.

● To ensure we are working within any agreed policies adopted by the Charity.

Skill and Qualifications Required:

A good knowledge and understanding of the European refugee crisis and the volunteer sector, as
well as the current issues affecting them with specific reference to women and children and
birth.
● Good understanding of charity governance issues.
● Excellent communication skills.
● Proactive and self-driven.
● Strong organisation and planning skills.
In addition, with other trustees to hold the charity “in trust” for current and future beneficiaries by:
● Ensuring that the charity has a clear vision, mission and strategic direction and is focused on
achieving these particularly in relation to fundraising
● Being responsible for the performance of the charity; ensuring that the charity complies with all
legal and regulatory requirements particularly in relation to fundraising.
● Acting as guardians of the charity’s assets, both tangible and intangible, taking all due care over their
security, deployment and proper application.
● Ensuring that the charity’s fundraising work is of the highest possible standard.
● Without becoming directly involved in managing risk, boards can fulfill their role in risk oversight by:
Developing policies and procedures around risk that are consistent with the organization's strategy
and risk appetite. Following up on management's implementation of risk management policies and
procedures.
PERSONAL QUALITIES
● Demonstrate a strong and visible commitment to the Charity, its strategic objectives and cause.
● Strong networking capabilities that can be utilised for the benefit of the Charity.
● Ability to commit time to conduct the role well, including travel and attending events & meetings
outside of office hours.
● Exhibit strong inter-personal and relationship building abilities and be comfortable in an
ambassadorial role.
● Demonstrate tact and diplomacy, with the ability to listen and engage effectively.
● A team-oriented approach to problem solving and to management.
● Happy to represent the charity at external functions, meetings and events where appropriate. ●
Commitment to promoting equality and diversity.
● Preparedness to make recommendations to the board and a willingness to speak their mind with
diplomacy.

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● Able to exercise independent judgement and take reasonable care, skill and diligence in their role on
the Board.
● Understands, accepts and able to fulfil the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
● A positive and ‘can-do’ outlook as well as a good sense of humour.

Areas of Interest: Civil rights, Community, Crisis Support, Refugees, Social care
Opportunity suitable for: Employee Volunteers, Older people, University students, 18 and over
What activities will the volunteer do? Financial control, Fundraising, IT, Management, Providing advice
Skills gained in this role: Governance, Leadership, Listening, Negotiating, Organising, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required:

About the host organisation

Hosted by: CRIBS International
Organisation Profile: CRIBS International is a UK registered charity, based in Oldham, providing homes in Greece for pregnant refugee women and families with new babies. These families have come from camps and squats where living conditions are squalid and desperate. They have fled from war zones, ISIS and the Taliban. CRIBS rents, furnishes and pays the bills for apartments so that women and their families are able to have a place to call their own and a quiet space to recover, close to medical facilities. Few things can restore dignity to a refugee family like the ability to close their own front door on a flat with walls, a ceiling, a private bathroom and kitchen. More than just accommodation, CRIBS International provides a home where you can keep your family warm and safe.
Charity number: 1173021