Do you want to support an innovative charity to find solutions to complex humanitarian problems?
Elrha is a global charity that finds solutions to complex humanitarian problems through research and innovation. We are an established actor in the humanitarian community, working in partnership with humanitarian organisations, researchers, innovators, and the private sector to tackle some of the most difficult challenges facing people all over the world.
We equip humanitarian responders with knowledge of what works, so that people affected by crises get the right help when they need it most. We have supported more than 200 world-class research studies and innovation projects, championing new ideas and different approaches to evidence what works in humanitarian response.
Elrha is a charity and a wholly owned subsidiary of Save the Children UK.
Elrha is committed to having a diverse Board and is looking to appoint a new trustee with the following background or range of skills:
You will be a committed individual and passionate about improving the humanitarian system. You will provide support and strategic guidance, for example focussed on supporting Elrha in diversifying and growing its funding sources and adapting to the changing external environment. You will assume all the usual duties of a charity trustee, including:
The Board of Trustees meets once per quarter and attendance (in normal circumstances) can be in person in London or remotely via teleconferencing. Trustees aim to meet altogether in person once a year for a full day, but trustees can also join remotely. You may be asked for specific additional advice and/or support on an ad hoc basis, though this will not be overly onerous. Trustees are expected to attend internal Elrha events on occasion and external events as an ambassador for the organisation. As a guide, Trustees are expected to commit 4-8 hours per month to Elrha.
The initial term for all appointed Trustees is a period of three years. If reappointed, Trustees are eligible to serve two consecutive terms.
Like most not-for-profit Board roles this position is unremunerated, however, reasonable out of pocket expenses incurred fulfilling the duties of the role will be reimbursed subject to the limits set out in our expenses policy.
Please send a CV and a covering letter (max one page) explaining why you are interested in joining Elrha’s Board as a trustee, and how you meet the skills and background outlined, to Helen Reed, Executive Administrator, Elrha (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Closing date for applications: 28 February 2021
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