Trustee (Volunteer)- Leeds Church Institute
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Hours: Part time

Contract: Fixed

Closing date for applications: 28th March 2024

Interview date: 12th April 2024

Start date: 12th May 2024

Leeds Church Institute (LCI) is an ecumenical faith-based learning organisation, with an office in Leeds city centre.

LCI exists to be an active and progressive agent in city life for the benefit of all, working through events, publications and social media.

It is a registered charity operating as a company limited by guarantee.

The Council of Trustees of the charity are also the board of directors of the company, and to help the organisation grow they are seeking experienced members of the public to join the LCI Council.

Our recent skills audit has shown that we would especially welcome applications from people who have professional knowledge and or experience in the following areas: fundraising; safeguarding; policy and legislation; digital and communications. We are also keen to increase diversity within Council. We particularly welcome expressions of interests from people with ethnic minority backgrounds, LGBTIQA+, people with disabilities and younger people as these are currently under-represented on our Board.

The Board helps the organisation’s Director and staff set the strategy and policies for LCI, supporting the staff team fulfil LCI’s vision, mission and operational plans.

Trustees are appointed for a three-year term of office, renewal for a further term of three years, with an additional further term under exceptional circumstances. This is a voluntary position, but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

Council meetings are held in the daytime on five occasions per year, with a separate (evening) AGM and two Staff / Council (daytime) away half-days.

If you believe you would add value to our board, we would be keen to hear from you. If you would like to have an informal chat to understand more about the organisation and the role, please email Helen Reid (LCI Director) at director@leedschurchinstitute.org

The Board will be holding an informal meeting with interested individuals at 12noon on Wednesday 20 March 2024, where you can find out more about LCI, its work and the work of Council members. If you are wishing to attend, please also contact Helen Reid. Similarly, if you would like to visit LCI, but can’t make 20 March, contact Helen to arrange a suitable date to visit.

If you would like to apply for the position, please email Alistair Cheetham (Finance & Compliance Officer) finance@leedschurchinstitute.org who will send you the recruitment pack which contains further information about the organisation and the role of an LCI Council Member. As an inclusive charity, if you require any reasonable adjustments to help you with your application and through the assessment process, please let us know.      

The role will necessitate a Disclosure and Barring Service DBS.

Job Type: Volunteer                                       Work Location: in person

Application deadline: 28 March 2024            Interviews: April 202

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