ShelterBox delivers aid to families devastated by conflict or disaster, giving them safe shelter and the tools to rebuild their community. They believe in a world where no family is left without shelter. Their aim is to ensure that the needs of those who require their support are met promptly and effectively. To do this, ShelterBox is building partnerships across the sector and within the countries where they work.
ShelterBox is seeking to appoint new Trustees to their Board who have the skills and experience to help drive ShelterBox forward, providing strategic vision and effective oversight for our international programme of work. They are looking for someone with demonstrable experience and skills in disaster or humanitarian relief, Fundraising & Communication, Digital Technology, Human Resources. The individual will have to Chair on the Operations Sub-committee. Trustees are responsible under the governing documents of ShelterBox for the governance of the charity. Management and administration are delegated to the CEO and staff of the organisation.
As a Trustee, you’ll serve for a period of 3 years and then retire but are eligible for re-election unless you have already served for 9 consecutive years.
You’ll possess a commitment to the aims and objectives of ShelterBox and to promoting the interests of people displaced by a disaster and a willingness to devote time and effort to the work of the Board and the capacity to commit to at least 10 days per year for ShelterBox. This will include quarterly board meetings (in Truro/London respectively) and assigned sub-committee meetings (Operations/Audit, Risk & Compliance/ Finance & Fundraising)
Shelterbox hopes to increase the diversity of their Board. They would be keen to increase the number of women, younger people, individuals from a BAME background, and members of the LGBTQ community on the Board.
Position type: Voluntary (circa ten days per year)
Responsible to: Chair of Trustees
As a member of the board:
As a Trustee:
Promotion of the Organisation
Essential Experience and Qualities
Desirable Experience & Qualities
Trustee Information Pack
How to apply
To apply for one of these Trustee roles, kindly send through a Microsoft Word version of your CV and a cover letter detailing why you are suited to this role. Please mark it for the attention of Tim Wingrove, email address: [email protected]. Please subject your email with the following reference: SHLTR-Trustees.
Please note that the interview dates for this role will be confirmed with you should your application be successful.