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THE DIANA AWARD TRUSTEE 

KEY DATES

Closing Date
5 November 2021 at 11:00am GMT

Interviews with The Diana Award
17 November & 18 November 2021

Confirmation of Appointment
22 November 2021

Introduction to the Board at Annual Strategy Day (Optional)
25 November 2021

First Full Trustee Meeting
17 February 2022

ABOUT THE ROLE

To help us achieve our ambitious growth and impact goals as laid out in our newly launched strategy, we are looking to strengthen the Board with up to 3 new Trustees, with the potential of a Chair of Trustees.

The Board has five standing meetings a year; four of these run for 2 hours currently, 5pm – 7pm, with a fifth acting as a full day of strategy. Alongside these are optional attendance at events based on availability.

Under charity law, Trustees have the ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of the charity, and ensuring that it is solvent, well-run and delivering the charitable outcomes for which it have been set up. Trustees of The Diana Award have three particular duties – compliance, care and prudence, all of which are set out below using the wording given by the Charity Commission:

  • Ensure that the Diana Award complies with charity law, and with the requirements of the Charity Commission as regulators
  • Ensure that the Award does not breach any of the requirements or rules set out in its governing document and that it remains true to the charitable purpose and objects set out there
  • Act with integrity, and avoid any personal conflicts of interest or misuse of charity funds or assets
  • Ensure that the organisation is, and will remain, solvent
  • Set the organisational direction and have oversight of what’s going on.
  • Avoid undertaking activities that might place the organisation’s endowment, funds, assets or reputation at undue risk

PERSON SPECIFICATION_

We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants interested in what we are trying to achieve and that have one or more of the following skills/experience:

  • Fundraising, income generation and business development
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Organisational development and understanding of risk / compliance
  • Digital Transformation

Other desirable qualities / experience are as follows:

  • Previous board and governance experience in profit/non-profit organisation
  • Experience and knowledge in managing change and growth for an ambitious organisation with big plans, preferably at senior executive or Board level
  • An appetite to engage their own network in fundraising activities
  • Experience of and/or high level of interest in the youth/charity sector, and in public policy
  • High level diplomatic skills and influencing experience, including a well-established personal senior network
  • Able to commit to minimum of 8 hours per month to the role for a term of three years (with the option of an additional three years if term is renewed)
  • Able to maintain confidentiality and confidential and/or sensitive information
  • Able to communicate confidently, persuasively, and inclusively

© 2020 The Diana Award. The Diana Award is a registered charity (1117288 / SC041916) and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales number 5739137.