Trustees

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People's Chairman, Faith Clark, is looking for two new trustees to join the Board of Trustees.

Hearing Dogs receives no government funding and so relies entirely on the generosity of its supporters. It really is the people who donate their time, skills, effort and money who help the charity create life-changing partnerships and contribute to its development in order to support the ever-increasing numbers of people living with hearing loss.

Faith is now seeking to complement the existing Board with two new trustees: a Business Development & Fundraising Committee Chair and a Finance Committee Member. Like all board appointments, this role is non-executive but knowledge of overall governance, leadership and an understanding of best practice is critical. Requirements for each role are outlined below:

Business Development & Fundraising Committee Chair

We are seeking an individual who is a senior professional in the commercial world and who will also have extensive experience in marketing, business and strategic development. Potential candidates will:

  • Bring strategic insight into developing additional income streams as well as possessing creativity and entrepreneurial flair.
  • Promote and support the work of the executive team in developing new income streams both through commercially based projects and fundraising.
  • Assist with formulating strategic aims.
  • Liaise with the Finance Committee and work jointly with other board members and senior staff.
  • Have the ability to act as an ambassador for the organisation through development of external relations.
  • Be prepared to recruit non-trustee consultants to support the committee in developing specific projects.
  • Possess a strong interest in, and commitment to, the vision and values of the organisation and its future development.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Commit to 8 meetings per year (4 Board meetings, plus 4 Business Development and Fundraising Committee meetings as Chair).

Reference: JO1525

Finance Committee Member

For this role, we are looking for an individual with suitable experience as a finance professional. Potential candidates will:

  • Bring extensive knowledge and experience of finance in a senior commercial setting, ideally, with some knowledge of charity finance.
  • Support and work with the Honorary Treasurer/Finance Committee Chair to ensure that Hearing Dogs' financial obligations are met.
  • Assist with formulating strategic financial aims.
  • Ensure policies are in keeping with the charity's aims and best practice.
  • Have the ability to act as an advocate and ambassador for the organisation.
  • Possess a strong interest in, and commitment to, the vision and values of the organisation and its future development.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Commit to 8 meetings per year (4 Board meetings and 4 Finance Committee meetings).

Reference: JO1526

Further information

Trustees are encouraged to play a full part in the vibrant life of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. Those already in this role find it extremely fulfilling and are integral to our team structure of staff and volunteers. All meetings are held at The Grange, Saunderton in Buckinghamshire except one Board meeting which is held at our Beatrice Wright Centre in Yorkshire.

To apply for this rewarding voluntary opportunity, please email your CV and supporting statement to Jenny Warner, Managing Director, Charisma Charity Recruitment, info@charismarecruitment.co.uk quoting the relevant reference number.

Closing date for applications: 24 June 2018

Interview date: mid/late July 2018