The Fund is currently seeking to recruit at least one new Trustee to expand its existing Board of Trustees.
The Board of Trustees meets formally twice a year, usually at a central UK location such as Birmingham. Meetings last a full day. In addition, it is expected that Trustees each take on an area of responsibility that requires a commitment of approximately one to two additional hours per month (usually via email/telephone). This is the minimum level of commitment required.
The opportunity may also arise to join one of the Fund’s sub-committees; however this is optional and only when a vacancy arises on a sub-committee.
Trustees will be supported in their duties by existing Board members and the Fund’s Administrative Office which comprises three part-time staff based in Warrington.
In addition to the statutory duties of a Trustee (ensuring the charity is compliant, well-administered and working towards its aims), Trustees are expected to use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the Board of Trustees reach sound decisions. We expect all Trustees to act as positive ambassadors for the charity.
We are looking for people of any age, experience or background. In particular we would like to hear from people with expertise in the areas of Legal and Finance. We would also be interested if you have knowledge of state benefits or have perhaps worked for a charity/benevolent fund in the past. Please note however that we will welcome applications from anyone with skills that we believe will add value to the Fund going forward.
The ideal candidate will possess a willingness to devote sufficient time and effort to fulfilling the role of a Trustee, a willingness to speak honestly and openly and an ability to think creatively and strategically. The ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion is also essential. In return you will get the opportunity to put your skills and experience to good use and the reward of knowing that you have made a lasting difference to a good cause. You will learn about the management and strategy side of running a charity which will enhance your CV and may open doors to new career paths.
Trustee appointments will be for an initial period of one year with the view to extend subject to being acceptable to both parties.
This is a voluntary position and in this respect is unremunerated. Reasonable out of pocket expenses are payable.
The Nuclear Industry Benevolent Fund is committed to the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion.
A full job description is available upon request. If you would like further information or wish to express your interest in this position, please contact Elaine Price, Fund Manager and Secretary on 01925 633005. To formally apply for the position, the Fund would need a current CV and covering letter either posted to The Nuclear Industry Benevolent Fund, Unit CU1, Warrington Business Park, Long Lane, Warrington, Cheshire, WA2 8TX or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview at a mutually convenient location.
Closing Date: Friday 6th March 2020