Committee Member, Legal Background

PHASE Worldwide
Salary range: up to £15,000
Voluntary
Closing date: 30 April 2021
Job Type: Unpaid trustee
Location: Remote with occasional visits to PHASE Worldwide’s office in Bristol
PHASE Worldwide is recruiting an individual with a legal background to join our Governance and HR Committee.

Role Title: Committee Member, Legal Background
Responsible To: Chair of Governance and HR
Responsible For: N/A
Salary: Volunteer
Hours of Work: 1 day per month
Location: Remote with occasional visits to PHASE Worldwide’s
office in Bristol
Starting Date: June/July 2021

PHASE Worldwide

PHASE Worldwide is a Bristol based charity that believes everyone, everywhere, even those in the world’s most remote places should have access to primary healthcare, education, and livelihoods opportunities. We think that poor health, low levels of education, and few livelihood opportunities create a cycle that prevents people from a life outside of poverty. This is why, with our partner, we empower remote communities in Nepal through integrated and sustainable programmes across the three areas of health, education, and livelihoods.

The Role

PHASE Worldwide is recruiting an individual with a legal background to join our Governance and HR Committee.
PHASE Worldwide has a full Trustee Board of 8 Trustees with four committees. These include: Organisational Development and Partnerships, Fundraising and Communications, Finance and Risk, and Governance and HR.
Each committee is chaired by a Trustee and has at least 2 members who are also trustees. Committees aim to meet every eight weeks and a minimum of four times a year. The committees can make recommendations to the board for agreement by exception, but not final decisions. The Board manages risk collectively and uses committees to support PHASE Worldwide’s work and charitable objectives.

1. Responsibilities and Duties

As part of the Governance and HR committee, you will be responsible for:

1.1 Ensuring that PHASE Worldwide is compliant with relevant legal and regulatory frameworks (including CRB checks, charity law, trust law, employment law, equality and data protection legislation, health, and safety regulations)

1.2 Maintaining governing documentation (Trust Deed and Annual Trustees Report)

1.3 Reviewing existing and new contracts to ensure that they are both legal and in the best interest of PHASE Worldwide

1.4 Acting as internal advisor to the Board of Trustees and the Director, should any disputes arise

1.5 Making fellow Trustees aware of their legal obligations and take a lead in interpreting legal documents 2

Skills and Experience

Essential (E)

  • Qualifications in Law
  • Legal experience (public, non-profit, or private sector)
  • Strategic vision and good independent judgement
  • Understanding of good governance and best practice within the charity sector 
Location: Remote with occasional visits to PHASE Worldwide’s office in Bristol

Application notes

We want a diverse organisation where all members of the community are represented and encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds

To apply for this role, please send your CV and a short cover letter outlining your experience in relation to the role
description to [email protected] with the subject “Committee Member, Legal Background” before Friday 30th April 2021

Please note, PHASE Worldwide has a safeguarding policy in place to protect vulnerable persons and this will be referenced during the recruitment process. The successful applicant will be required to provide two written references. 

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