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Board Shadowing Scheme
We're delighted to announce the launch of our first ever Board Shadowing Scheme.
About the opportunity
We are looking for up to three people from diverse backgrounds with lived experience of poverty to participate in our governance processes through a six month Board shadowing scheme.
Shadowing opportunities will last for six months and are aimed at someone who has availability to attend Board meetings and wants to learn more about charity governance within a charitable grantmaker. You do not need to have prior experience of a Board or Trustee role.
The Board shadowing scheme will include:
- Attendance as observers at all Board and sub-committee meetings during a six-month period, as well as the option to observe and be involved in in the assessment of first and second stage applications and, where appropriate, other Board-related meetings happening outside of the usual governance cycle.
- Regular support from Annika Small OBE, Trustee and Sufina Ahmad MBE, the Foundation’s Director.
- A chance to meet with and learn from the rest of the Board and the wider team.
- Access to briefings and discussions.
- A training budget for each participant of up to £500.
Salary: This is an unpaid role. If you work or have caring responsibilities that mean you cannot easily attend meetings in the day time, we would be open to exploring reimbursement for your time to make it easier for you to take part. Reimbursement of all other out-of-pocket expenses, like travel, will be provided. You will also receive a training budget of up to £500.
Contract type: Fixed term of six months
Working hours: Circa 1 day per month
Location: We have an office in Embankment, London and hybrid and remote working is supported
Deadline for applying: Wednesday, 13 March 2024 (by 12pm, midday)
The full recruitment pack is available here.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a written statement of up to one side of A4 outlining why you are interested in the role to email@example.com by 13th March.
This role is only open to applicants who are based in, and have the right to work in the UK
About John Ellerman Foundation
John Ellerman Foundation is an independent, endowed grantmaker and our organisational aim is to advance the wellbeing of people, society and the natural world. The main ways in which we achieve this are by:
- Awarding grants of circa £5.8m to charities for work which has national significance in the arts, environment and social action, and
- Investing and managing our funds in such a way that balances the desire to maintain grantmaking capacity, operating in the long-term and addressing the risk that our investments are poorly aligned to our aim and values.
This is an exciting time to join us, with the Board and team working together to drive forward the delivery of the Foundation’s strategy for 2022-25, including through our Impact Framework and Investment Policy. Our strategy calls on us to deliver our work with 100% of our assets – namely our grantmaking, our investing, and our operations.
Our Trustees commit to two terms of five years, and so we don’t have that much regular turnover or change within our Board. We are confident that a Board shadowing scheme will present an exciting learning opportunity for our Board, our staff team and the successful candidates. Annika Small OBE will be the lead Trustee that successful candidates will shadow.
We want to design and implement different ways of working that help to create more diverse, equitable and inclusive governance structures within the charitable sector generally, including the charitable funding sector. It is our hope that schemes like this will provide successful candidates with the confidence and experience to pursue formal governance opportunities successfully after their time with us.
How to apply
If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a written statement of up to one side of A4 outlining why you are interested in the role to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications is: 13/03/2024. More details on how applications will be scored are shared under the ‘How to apply’ section of this recruitment pack.
If you have any questions about the role please email our Director on Sufina@ellerman.org.uk.
The full recruitment pack is available here.
This role is only open to applicants who are based in, and have the right to work in the UK.