EachOther is Looking for a Finance Trustee
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EachOther is Looking for a Finance Trustee

By Sarah Wishart, Creative Director 25 Mar 2021
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EachOther aims to appoint a new trustee.  

EachOther puts the human into human rights. Our independent journalism, filmmaking and storytelling inform people about our rights and inspire people to speak up for them. In an often-divided country, we amplify the everyday stories which show how much we all have in common. You can read our strategy here.

EachOther’s website is visited by over a million people each year. In the six years since the charity was set up, we have broken news stories, launched viral videos and produced award-winning animations about human rights. Our team currently includes five staff and eight trustees.

How you will benefit

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, growing organisation with ambitious plans. As a trustee, you would play an important leadership role, helping to set the charity’s strategic direction and supporting its expansion. You will learn more about the charity sector and digital media. You will play a part in cultivating a culture of human rights in the UK.

What we are looking for

We are looking for somebody with expertise in finance and who is comfortable communicating the technicalities of accounts in plain language. We are recruiting because our current Finance Trustee, Andie Lloyd, has completed his four years as a trustee.

We are also committed to refreshing our EachOther family so that it better reflects our audience. EachOther believes that a more diverse board can bring a wider set of life experiences to bear, avoid groupthink and strengthen our governance. So, we would particularly welcome applications from people from groups that are marginalised in society or underrepresented on our board – especially people who are younger, black, women, non-binary, on a low income or from outside London. 

Applicants do not need to have been a trustee before. The role is voluntary but the experience you’d gain as a trustee would be valuable for your career. If you have ideas for how to address the human rights challenges the UK faces, we would like to hear from you.

Responsibilities

The key responsibilities of all trustees are to participate actively – in person or remotely – in four full board meetings per year. The Finance Trustee will also participate in four Finance Committee meetings per year, as well as in ad hoc discussions by email and telephone in between. 

All trustees are also expected to be active champions of EachOther. Fulfilling these responsibilities will take approximately half a day per month of your time.

In addition, the Finance Trustee will:

  • Monitor the financial standing of the charity and report to the trustees regarding cashflow forecasting, income streams and outgoing expenses. 
  • Oversee the charity’s financial risk-management process and report on its financial health to the board of trustees at regular intervals.

Support for new trustees

There will be an induction programme for all new trustees. If you would like a more established EachOther trustee as a peer mentor, we can set that up. If you are under the age of 30, we can connect you into the Young Trustee Movement’s peer support network. Training and development opportunities will be made available. Your expenses will be covered. As a trustee, we will do everything we can to support you to succeed.

How to apply

Please email a CV and a one-page covering letter explaining what you would bring to EachOther and why you want to join its board to joinus@eachother.org.uk before 11.59pm on Wednesday 21st April 2021 and fill in our online Equal Opportunities form. Meanwhile, if you have any questions about the role or the organisation, please send them in a message to the same email address supplied above. After you have submitted an application, we will be in touch to let you know whether or not you have been successful in progressing to the next phase of the recruitment process.

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