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Chair Designate & Trustee

Category
Volunteer
Salary
Expenses only
Opening Date:
Tuesday 2 July 2024
Closing Date:
Tuesday 6 August 2024
Interviews:
Wednesday 4 Sept / Thursday 5 Sept 2024

This is a strategic time to join the Board of TLM Great Britain (TLMGB). We have a strong and committed group of trustees who bring a wealth of experience and expertise but sadly some members have completed their tenure. Following a recent review, we are seeking to appoint a Chair Designate and new trustees with skills in the following expertise areas fundraising, finance, digital marketing / communications or charity governance.

The Leprosy Mission is the world’s largest leprosy-focused organisation, a pioneer in our field, with over 150 years’ experience tackling this ancient disease. As a leading international Christian development organisation we operate as a Global Fellowship comprising members from 30 countries. We work with people of all faiths and none to bring about the defeat of leprosy and transformation in the lives of people affected. TLMGB works in 9 countries across Africa and Asia. We raise funds, promote research and innovation, and support our partners to strengthen health systems, provide life changing health care services, skills training and opportunities for those who have been excluded and rejected by society.

As an organisation we are seeking transformational growth. Our goal is to see a leprosy-free world. Our vision is for ‘leprosy defeated, lives transformed’, meaning a world with zero transmission, zero disability and zero discrimination.

Trustees are individually and collectively responsible for leading the organisation and each trustee should be prepared to use their specific skills, knowledge, network and experience to help the Board reach sound decisions. In addition to scrutinising board papers, this may also involve leading discussions, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives or other issues in which the trustee has special expertise.

TLMGB has a zero-tolerance policy towards any abuse, neglect and exploitation of all people. Successful candidates are expected to understand, sign and comply with all organisational policies, including our code of conduct and safeguarding policies. Recruitment to roles within TLMGB includes, in particular, criminal record checks/screening and the collection of relevant references.

TLMGB is an explicitly Christian charity, we are seeking a committed Christian with a willingness to engage and at times lead the organisation in prayer, uphold the Christian values and ethos of the organisation and able to demonstrate involvement in their Christian community. TLMGB is committed to diversity and welcomes those who have been underrepresented in INGO leadership positions, especially African, Asian, Latin American and Caribbean leaders, women and those with a disability.

Trustees have over-arching statutory duties in respect of governance, details of which can be found in the recruitment information pack on our website www.leprosymission.org.uk along with more information about the role and our work.

If you would like to apply please complete the application form linked below.

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