Join our Board of Trustees!

Raising Futures Kenya have a strong board, with a mixture of charity, corporate and educational experience. Our recent transition to CIO and refocus of strategy has meant we have had to review our governance structure to ensure we have the right skills, knowledge and commitment from our trustees to help us achieve our strategic targets and development objectives.

 

In the last 2 years, we have invested significantly in our UK team. We now have an incredibly competent staff team and a well operated board, which has led to the receipt of awards and increased interest from funders.

 

We are currently seeking a treasurer with charity accountancy experience to cement the financial literacy of the organisation at board level, as well as trustees with capital campaigns, Kenyan governance or legal experience. Please see role descriptions outlined below:

 

We are also seeking one additional Trustee to join the rest of the Board in overseeing the management and governance Raising Futures Kenya, taking on specific responsibilities in line with your area of expertise. We are looking for a motivated individual to lead an area of the organisation’s development – particular areas of interest at present are capital campaign fundraising or delivery, legal expertise or capacity building of international organisations – particularly Kenyan boards.

 

 

We are an aspirational charity achieving real change in the lives of the individuals we work with. When we asked Rebecca, one of our January 2020 Seed of Hope graduates, what our Seed of Hope programme had done for her, she said:

 

“[At Seed of Hope], I finally found the missing piece which took so many years of desperation and unfulfilled dreams and shame to find.  I am now empowered with knowledge and skills thanks to Seed of Hope for this opportunity that has changed me to a better daughter, wife and mother.  I am ready to go out and compete in the market place and achieve my dreams.” 

 

We are looking for applicants with the drive to help us reach young people in Kenya like Rebecca, for whom our intervention offers dignity and hope.

 

View the full recruitment pack here: RFK Trustee Recruitment Pack Jan 2020 (1).

 

Interested applicants should send a CV with your full contact details and a covering letter to address your motivation for the role, what specific skills and expertise you would bring and how you meet the competencies listed in the role description. 

 

Please send your CV and cover letter, marked private, to our chair at andy@raisingfutureskenya.org.uk who will then be in touch.

 

Normally trustees are asked to commit to a 3-year term on the board and serve for a maximum of 2 terms. All appointments are subject to completion of a successful 3 month probationary period. 

 

For more details about the legal obligations of trustees visit the Charity Commission website at www.charitycommission.co.uk and read its publication CC3, The Essential Trustee. 

 

Please note: the law places certain restrictions on becoming a charity trustee (for example, you cannot be under the age of 18, or been convicted of an offence involving deception or dishonestly). If you are in any doubt about your eligibility, visit the Charity Commission website. 

 

We look forward to hearing from you.