May 172019

Trustee & Chair of Fundraising Sub-Committee - Concern Worldwide (UK)

Position: Trustee and Chair of Fundraising Sub-Committee
Location: Battersea, London
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: Non-Remunerated (expenses paid)
Closing date: 23.59 hours on Sunday 9th June 2019
Interviews on: Friday 28th June 2019.

Concern Worldwide (UK) is an international humanitarian organisation specialising in tackling hunger with the most vulnerable people in the world’s poorest places. Concern Worldwide, the global organisation, was founded in 1968 in response to the devastating famine in war torn Biafra. In 2004, a UK operation was formally established, and we currently have a fundraising office in Belfast together with a base in London. Concern Worldwide (UK) is an integral part of Concern Worldwide, providing a vital link between UK humanitarian and development actors and the organisation’s country programmes. The UK fundraising is crucial to the worldwide organisation, tapping into a wider marketplace to provide £32,104,868 to Concern Worldwide in 2017.

About the role:

Concern Worldwide (UK) is a company limited by guarantee and all of the trustees are also full directors of Concern Worldwide (UK) for company law purposes. The company has one member, Concern Worldwide. The company is registered as a charity with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (Charity Number 1092236).

Trustees are expected to perform a number of duties, as outlined below, as part of their service to Concern Worldwide (UK). Our aim is that the skills of trustees collectively are appropriate to all aspects of our work. Individual trustees are particularly encouraged to engage with the organisation in their field of interest and expertise.


  • Oversee fundraising and ensure it is carried out in legal, honest and accountable ways.
  • Strategically assess where fundraising fits into the overall organisational strategy and work with senior fundraising staff to ensure effective income generation is being achieved.
  • Bring extensive knowledge of fundraising techniques and strategies to the board.
  • Interrogate results and approve budgets with real insight.
  • Ensure appropriate risk assessment is carried out at every fundraising stage, especially when considering new or ambitious fundraising strategies.
  • Support and encourage the fundraising team in their work.
  • Be an active champion of the organisation.
  • Build relationships and rapport between Board and fundraising staff.
  • Encourage an entrepreneurial fundraising culture and assess the cost benefit ratio of each planned type of fundraising.
  • Ensure the charity acts within the law and all the regulatory requirements and complies with the requirements of good corporate governance and with its governing document.
  • Act with integrity and in the best interests of Concern Worldwide (UK) avoiding any possible conflicts of interest.
  • Ensure Concern Worldwide (UK) manages its resources responsibly.
  • Act with reasonable care and skill.
  • Ensure Concern Worldwide UK is accountable.
  • Ensure Concern Worldwide (UK) is carrying out its purpose for the public benefit.
  • Attend and contribute responsibly to quarterly board meetings and appropriate board committees both according to individual members’ experience and expertise, and more generally.
  • Remain informed about and interested in the work of the organisation.
  • Be available to give advice, support and encouragement to the Executive Director, senior management and staff, according to individual members’ experience and expertise.
  • Take appropriate opportunities for advocacy, raising funds, representation and promotion of Concern.
  • Review organisational performance including that of the board and senior management team.

About you:

  • Extensive professional fundraising / income-generation knowledge, including digital fundraising.
  • An understanding of the UK charity sector, good governance practices, Charity Commission and Companies House requirements, relevant legislations and statutory requirements, fundraising regulation and best practice.
  • An understanding of the challenges facing UK charities in maximising income streams and donor cultivation.
  • Experience of diverse fundraising practices, including statutory funds, corporate and philanthropic giving.
  • Excellent networking, influencing and communication skills.

Concern Worldwide (UK) is keen to achieve greater diversity among our Board of Trustees so we welcome applications from all sections of the community. In particular we would like the Board of Concern Worldwide (UK) to have a greater representation of females and individuals originating from developing countries.

You may have experience of the following: Trustee, NED, Non-Executive Director, Trustees, Board Member, Chairperson, Third Sector, NFP, Director, Chair, CEO, Chief Executive Officer, Charity, etc.

Contract type: Permanent
Salary: Non-Remunerated (expenses paid)

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