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Committee Vacancies – Development in Action

About Us

 Development in Action is always looking for dynamic people to join our team here in the UK. See below for current opportunities:

All roles are voluntary and are predominantly home/remotely based. Reasonable expenses incurred in carrying out responsibilities (e.g. food and travel expenses) will be reimbursed.

DiA is a youth-led organisation and as such, young people from a diverse range of backgrounds with demonstrable enthusiasm for DiA’s vision and mission are encouraged to apply.

Being part of DiA’s executive committee is a brilliant opportunity to develop skills, gain confidence and build knowledge to complement studies, work and/or other volunteering work. DiA alumni are very vocal about how their experience on the committee has supported them in pursuing their careers and in being active agents of change within their own communities and further afield. Committee members support and learn from each other and receive guidance from DiA’s Board of Trustees.

Trustee

Statutory Duties

  • To contribute actively to the board of trustees' role in giving firm strategic direction to Development in Action, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets
  • To ensure that Development in Action complies with its governing document, charity law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
  • To ensure that Development in Action pursues its objects as defined in its governing document
  • To ensure Development in Action uses its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects: the charity must not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objects, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are
  • To safeguard the good name and values of Development in Action.
  • To ensure the financial stability of Development in Action
  • To protect and manage the property of the charity and to ensure the proper investment of the charity’s funds
  • To ensure that policies and procedures are up to date and meeting the needs of the charity

Other duties

We are seeking trustees who can offer some or all of the following expertise, guidance or experience to compliment our current strengths and abilities:

  • Experience in leadership, management and governance within the sector
  • Experience in fundraising – able to provide advice and guidance to develop the recent sucesses of the organsiation
  • An education background to provide expertise and guidance for the UK programmes team who deliver workshops on Global Citizenship

Trustee person specification

  • Commitment to the work of Development in Action
  • Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to support the organisation
  • Strategic vision
  • Good, independent judgement
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Willingness to speak their mind
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team

Legal Requirements

  • Over 18
  • Is not disqualified under section 72(1) of the Charities Act 1993. This includes:
    – anyone who has an unspent conviction for an offence involving deception or dishonesty;
    – anyone who is an undischarged bankrupt;
    – anyone who has been removed from trusteeship of a charity by the Court or the Commissioners for misconduct or mismanagement; and
    – anyone under a disqualification order under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986.

Please send a CV and covering letter (maximum one-side of A4) explaining why you are interested in the role, and how you meet the criteria to Andrew Fryer at andrew.fryer@developmentinaction.org by the closing date of 19th March 2018.
Shortlisting and interviews will take place shortly after the closing date.


Chair

The role of Chair is a great opportunity to develop leadership and management skills within a small and dynamic youth-focused organisation, committed to the young people involved in it and the organisations we we work with in India. You will be a highly motivated individual, committed to DiA’s mission and values and looking for a new challenge.

Responsibilities

DiA operates through a management committee of approximately 15 volunteers, working across four separate teams: India, UK, Communications and Fundraising. The Chair is responsible for the efficient management, support and development of the management committee, and the organisation more broadly, ensuring that committee teams deliver against the organisational strategy.

  • Lead the implementation of Development in Action’s new three-year strategy, working closely with the Vice Chair, across the committee.
  • Manage, and support, two of the four Programme Managers (India, UK, Communications, Fundraising) to deliver their team objectives.
  • Facilitate the planning, development and implementation of annual operations, setting direction through chairing regular committee meetings and focused workshop days.
  • Liaise with Trustees to report on activities and work with them to respond to situations of risk and/or emergency in the UK or in India.
  • Monitor, with the finance team, the organisational budget and ensure financial procedures are in place and followed systematically across the committee.
  • Develop and maintain a strong, positive organisational culture and ensure all activities meet with quality, health and safety and duty of care requirements.
  • Represent DiA at external events and respond to opportunities to build further external relationships.

Skills, Qualities and Experience

  • 2+ years professional experience in the third sector (international development and/or the youth desirable).
  • 2+ years proven organisational and coordination skills of project/programmes.
  • Experience of volunteer management as a volunteer or as a volunteer coordinator.
  • Understanding of the debates and key issues around international volunteering.
  • Commitment to importance of global citizenship in contemporary world.
  • Ability to work with, and through, others to inspire them to deliver tasks and objectives, including ability to delegate.
  • Responsive to time-sensitive situations within an appropriate time-frame.
  • Clear thinker in fast-changing situations, with demonstrable decision-making skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including a familiarity of working remotely.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of DiA as an organisation and of our work.
  • Experience of stakeholder management.
  • Knowledge of current discussion around youth engagement in international development.

Time commitment: Varied. On average: 12 hours/week including meetings, but varies between as little as 4 hours to as many as 18 hours. Weekend work required. We ask for a two-year commitment to the post (2018 – 2020).

Confirmed annual commitments
AGM (September)
Committee meetings (every 6-8 weeks)
1 x recruitment weekend (January/ March)
1 x training weekend (April/May)

Other information
Training and support
Face-to-face handover with departing Chair.

Please send a CV and covering letter (maximum one-side of A4) explaining why you are interested in the role, and how you meet the criteria to Andrew Fryer at andrew.fryer@developmentinaction.org by the closing date of 22nd April 2018. Shortlisting and interviews will take place shortly after the closing date.


Vice Chair

The role of Vice Chair is a great opportunity to develop leadership and management skills within a small and dynamic youth-focused
organisation, committed to the young people involved in it and the organisations we we work with in India. You will be a highly motivated individual, committed to DiA’s mission and values and looking for a new challenge.

Responsibilities

DiA operates through a management committee of approximately 15 volunteers, working across four separate teams: India, UK, Communications and Fundraising. The Chair is responsible for the efficient management, support and development of the management committee, and the organisation more broadly, ensuring that committee teams deliver against the organisational strategy.

  • Lead the implementation of Development in Action’s new three-year strategy, working closely with the Vice Chair, across the committee.
  • Manage, and support, two of the four Programme Managers (India, UK, Communications, Fundraising) to deliver their team objectives.
  • Facilitate the planning, development and implementation of annual operations, setting direction through chairing regular committee meetings and focused workshop days.
  • Liaise with Trustees to report on activities and work with them to respond to situations of risk and/or emergency in the UK or in India.
  • Monitor, with the finance team, the organisational budget and ensure financial procedures are in place and followed systematically across the committee.
  • Develop and maintain a strong, positive organisational culture and ensure all activities meet with quality, health and safety and duty of care requirements.
  • Represent DiA at external events and respond to opportunities to build further external relationships.

Skills, Qualities and Experience

  • 2+ years professional experience in the third sector (international development and/or the youth desirable).
  • 2+ years proven organisational and coordination skills of project/programmes.
  • Experience of volunteer management as a volunteer or as a volunteer coordinator.
  • Understanding of the debates and key issues around international volunteering.
  • Commitment to importance of global citizenship in contemporary world.
  • Ability to work with, and through, others to inspire them to deliver tasks and objectives, including ability to delegate.
  • Responsive to time-sensitive situations within an appropriate time-frame.
  • Clear thinker in fast-changing situations, with demonstrable decision-making skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including a familiarity of working remotely.
  • The ability to use initiative to ensure key objectives are met.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of DiA as an organisation and of our work.
  • Experience of stakeholder management.
  • Knowledge of current discussion around youth engagement in international development.

Time commitment: Varied. On average: 12 hours/week including meetings, but varies between as little as 4 hours to as many as 18 hours. Weekend work required. We ask for a two-year commitment to the post (2018 – 2020).

Confirmed annual commitments:
AGM (September)
Committee meetings (every 6-8 weeks)
1 x recruitment weekend (January/ March)
1 x training weekend (April/May)

Other information
Training and support
Face-to- face handover with departing Vice Chair.

Please send a CV and covering letter (maximum one-side of A4) explaining why you are interested in the role, and how you meet the criteria to Andrew Fryer at andrew.fryer@developmentinaction.org by the closing date of 22nd April 2018. Shortlisting and interviews will take place shortly after the closing date.

 

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