Volunteering

Governance and Risk Trustee Team Kenya

Location: Home based - NE England

Date Posted: 14/04/2020

Closing Date: 07/07/2020

Job description

Team Kenya is looking for a new trustee to take the lead on Governance and Risk for the charity.  We currently have seven trustees; six are based in the UK (North-East and Sheffield) and one is based in Australia.  As a small charity our trustees are involved operationally as well as in the traditional governance capacity of a Board member.  We have two part-time paid members of staff in the UK, based in Newcastle and Brighton.

 

Our Organisation

Team Kenya works in partnership with a Kenyan NGO, Twende Pamoja, to empower communities to achieve sustainable development, gender equality and the alleviation of poverty.

 

Our Vision and Mission

Our vision is for every girl in Kenya to have an equal chance to achieve her own potential and be free from poverty.

Our mission is to involve entire communities in gender equality, so that girls and women in rural Kenya can create their own bright futures.

 

The Role

You will join the charity at an exciting time and help to shape the charity moving forward.  Team Kenya has built a great deal of evidence of our impact over the last ten years, and the right candidate will help us by overseeing our governance and risk to ensure that we can continue to support lasting change in Western Kenya.

 

What difference will you make?

Team Kenya is going through a period of change, in which we are beginning to “shift the power” so that more decisions are made by our partner organisation on the ground in Kenya and we provide the necessary funding and support.  This will ensure maximum impact for our projects as well as their future sustainability. We are looking for an experienced trustee to help us ensure that we are following the correct procedures and have robust governance and risk management procedures in place as we move forward.  It is an opportunity to play a significant part in the development of an exciting and unique organisation delivering impactful projects in education, agriculture, enterprise and advocacy to vulnerable people in a remote part of western Kenya.

What are we looking for?

  • You have governance and risk management experience.
  • Ideally, although not essential, you have previous Trustee experience.
  • You will be comfortable taking on responsibility for updating our organisational risk register and leading on our charity governance.
  • You are someone who is reliable and hardworking; someone who can not only work autonomously but also mobilise and utilise the skills of others.
  • You will be adaptable, creative, collaborative and able to think strategically.

 

For more information about our work please visit our website.

To apply please click on the Apply Now button to send your CV (or LinkedIn link) with a cover email detailing your skills and experience relevant to this role and why you would like to get involved.

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