Trustees - Organisational Development

ABOUT THE TRUST

Since its launch in 2008 the Kisoboka Trust has played a key role in delivering over twenty projects in Uganda and Kenya. Activities have been focussed on:

• the provision of drinking water through the construction of rainwater harvesting schemes and others involving the refurbishment of wells and boreholes.

• the provision of sanitation and washing facilities.

• in collaboration with a local NGO organising and running a health camp attended by residents of villages in the Kalungu district of Uganda.

The charitable objects of the Trust are the relief of sickness, poverty and protection of health by providing the means of supplying safe drinking water, safe sanitation and education and training in water hygiene and related health issues in Sub-Saharan Africa. In particular but not exclusively by providing financial support for projects initiated by locally based NGOs, charities and community groups, providing access to technical assistance where the necessary experience is not available locally and supporting volunteers who offer their technical and practical skills.

PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS

The Trust will consider all applicants who can offer their support and enthusiasm. We need a wide range of skills and experience so all applicants who can satisfy the requirements of the Charity Commission as a trustee will be considered.

Our existing Trustees and Volunteers are based in the New Forest and Southampton but candidates from any area will be welcome, using Zoom and other systems for communications.

This a voluntary position and the activities of existing trustees and volunteers are self funded.

Skills

WHO THE TRUST NEEDS

The Trust has now reached a critical point in its development. Two of he founding trustees are planning to retire from the Trustee Board and prior to this are wishing to recruit new Trustees to carry on and develop Kisoboka’s work. The new trustees will work to enable the “new team” to play a key role in the development of the Trust with all the continuing challenges and problems generated by Covid 19 here and in Sub Saharan Africa.

It has been identified the Board of Trustees and Volunteers together will need the range of skills, experience and knowledge including:

• Organisational development and management

• Knowledge of challenges of working in Sub-Saharan Africa

• Financial Management

• Staff / Volunteer Management

• Project Management

• Technical knowledge

• Fundraising

• Health and Safety

• Safeguarding

A key role of the new trustees will be to ensure that the range of skills is available to the Trust.


Details

  • Accessibility
    Freedom to work from home
  • Age restrictions
    Only legal requirement for trustees. 18+
  • DBS check required
    References required
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
    Safeguarding policy exists H and S relating to possible overseas visits to be developed
  • Ongoing support
    From existing trustees and volunteers
  • Training provided
    From existing trustees and volunteers
  • Volunteer induction
    From existing trustees and volunteers
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 27/10/2020

End Date: 27/10/2021

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Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Regular commitment throughout the year


Location

This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.

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