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Trustee

Category
Volunteer
Location
Peterborough
Opening Date:
Friday 6 May 2022
Closing Date:
Monday 6 June 2022
Interviews:
Wednesday 20 July 2022

This is a strategic time to join the Board of The Leprosy Mission England and Wales. We have a strong and committed group of trustees who bring a wealth of experience and expertise. Following a recent review, we are seeking to appoint two new trustees with skills in Fundraising, Finance or Digital Marketing and Innovation.

The Leprosy Mission is the world’s largest leprosy-focused organisation, a pioneer in our field, with over 140 years’ experience tackling this ancient disease. As a leading international Christian development organisation we operate as a Global Fellowship comprising Members from 31 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.

The Leprosy Mission England and Wales works in 10 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.

Trustees have over-arching statutory duties in respect of governance, details of which can be found in the information pack below.

The Leprosy Mission 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 the Leprosy Mission Code of Conduct and our Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults Policy. Recruitment to roles at The Leprosy Mission includes, in particular, criminal record checks/screening and the collection of relevant references.

The Leprosy Mission is an explicitly Christian charity, we are seeking a committed and mature Christian with a personal commitment to Jesus Christ reflected in their devotional life and involvement in their Christian community. The Leprosy Mission 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.

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

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