Two directors needed for Guernsey Community Foundation

 The Guernsey Community Foundation is looking for two directors to join them.

Candidates should have a philanthropic nature, a keen interest in contributing to the voluntary sector and specific skills in policy development.  We welcome applications from a wide spectrum of the community.

The post is unpaid.  If you have the experience, energy and commitment that match the values and aspirations of the Foundation we would like to hear from you.

Please read on for a full job description or download the pdf. For more information on the work of the Foundation, please look through our website and read our Impact Review 2013-2014

Applications should be made by Friday 27 February 2015 to The Chairman, Guernsey Community Foundation LBG, First Floor, Tudor House, Le Bordage, St Peter Port GY1 1DB, or by email to davec@foundation.gg

The advertisement for the Director's role will appear in the Guernsey Press from Thursday 29 January until Monday 2 February.

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GUERNSEY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION DIRECTORS JOB DESCRIPTION

Background

This is an opportunity for individuals to offer their skills as a Director of the Guernsey Community Foundation LBG, a registered charity. The Foundation has the overriding objective of promoting effective philanthropy within the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

The Foundation aims to achieve this by working with:

    States of Guernsey Ministers and their officials to develop social policy.
    voluntary organisations wanting to make themselves more effective, and
    individual and corporate donors willing to help with improving the flows of money and volunteers into the charitable sector

Areas of Interest

    We look to build the capacity, skills and ability of voluntary and charitable organisations to enable them to survive, grow and prosper.
    We celebrate voluntary work achievements in our annual Community Awards.
    We work with the States by contributing to and influencing their social policy programmes and initiatives, identifying and creating new partnerships.
    We act as a catalyst for charities and the States to deliver better together.
    We raise money and distribute it to charities either directly or by matching causes with donors.
    We supply time in the form of volunteers and ideas in the shape of advice and practical support for organisations in strategic thinking, business planning and training.

Overview

The Board supports the work of the Guernsey Community Foundation LBG and provides leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by the Foundation’s Chief Executive, the involvement of the Board is both critical and expected.

Board terms and participation

Board Members serve a three-year term and are eligible for re-appointment. Board meetings will be held at least every two months and ad-hoc meetings may be held in coordination with full board meetings.

Candidates

Candidates should have a philanthropic nature, a keen interest in contributing to the voluntary sector and specific skills in policy development.

Qualifications

This is an opportunity for someone who is looking to contribute to the aspirations of the Foundation. Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership positions in either business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. A specific requirement is skills in policy development, in particular social policy. The social policy arena is an area of increasing importance, activity and interest for the Foundation. Working with the States of Guernsey and other interested parties in this area presents a number of opportunities to influence thinking, propose outcomes and solutions to current and future issues and to work cooperatively for the common good.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

    relevant experience with significant accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector
    a commitment to and understanding of the Foundation’s beneficiaries, preferably based on experience
    diplomatic skills and an affinity for cultivating relationships and building consensus
    personal qualities of integrity and credibility
    service on the Foundation’s Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for expenses in relation to Board Members’ duties.

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