Closing date: 8 March 2020
Job Type: Unpaid trustee
GNDR is looking for a trustee with finance experience to join the governance of our exciting network.
The Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR) is a major voluntary network of civil society organisations, associations and individuals who are committed to working together and engaging with partners and other stakeholders to increase community resilience and reduce disaster risks by influencing policies and practices around the world. It was officially launched in Geneva during the Global Platform for Disaster Reduction in June 2007. Currently, there are around 1000 CSOs who are members of this network from across 109 countries.
The day to day management of the GNDR is carried out by a secretariat, led by the Executive Director, currently based in Teddington, South West London. It is a registered charity and company under UK law and has five Trustees. The Board of Trustees has the ultimate responsibility of governing GNDR. A part of Trustees' responsibilities has been delegated to a Global Board comprising of 13 Regional Representatives and 2 independent Board members. Trustees are also part of the Global Board. However, the fundraising, finance compliance and risk management of the network has been retained as the primary role of the trustees. Which is in addition to overseeing the general governance compliance of the network.
Meetings with GNDR’s Global Board of Regional Representatives occur on a quarterly basis which includes one face-to-face meeting.
Trustees as the ultimate authority meet twice a year in Teddington, the headquarters of GNDR.
We are looking for an additional Trustee with finance experience to join the governance of this exciting network.
The Board of Trustees has ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of GNDR, ensuring it is solvent, complying to UK charity law and delivering its objectives, as detailed in GNDR’s Articles of Association.
Please send your CV and a covering letter outlining how you qualify for the position to [email protected].
There is no specific deadline: we will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Please mention Bond when you apply for this position.