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Board Trustee, ODI
Job Title: Board Trustee, ODI
Location: London, UK
Company: ODI
Job Summary: Support Senior Leadership in leading the organisation and setting a new course for ODI.
Job Description: ODI is looking to appoint new Trustees to join the Board and to support the Senior Leadership Team in leading the organisation and setting a new course for ODI building on the reflections generated in the course of the 60th anniversary year through research, think pieces and global convening. As a member of the Board of Trustees you will have an important role in protecting ODI’s reputation and ensuring ODI is carrying out its charitable purpose. Please note that this is a voluntary, unremunerated position, although reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Work with the Chief Executive and Senior Leadership Team to develop, frame and review ODI’s organisational direction and strategy, and ensure ODI achieves the goals and objectives defined in its governing documents; Provide support and constructive challenge to the Chief Executive and Senior Leadership Team and hold the Chief Executive to account for the performance of ODI; Ensure ODI’s financial and operational viability including approval of budgets, accounts, financial statements and financial reports presented to the Board of Trustees; Attend Board and sub-committee meetings and contribute to key strategic debates within the organisation as well as external initiatives; Safeguard ODI’s values, policies, reputation and assets; Contribute actively to the Board of Trustees’ role in shaping and reviewing key organisational policies; Act in ODI’s best interest to ensure that the organisation complies with its Articles of Association, Charity Law, Company Law and any other relevant legislation or regulation, ensuring the effective management of resources and of risk; Represent ODI at key events and promote the organisation within personal and professional networks; Attend ODI led events and engage with staff across the organisation.
Requirements: Preferred expertise in the digitalisation field; Experience and knowledge of the philanthropic foundations landscape, especially in the US, to help provide strategic advice for business development; A high degree of Management & Leadership experience. The post is for a term of 3 years, and may be extended for a maximum of two further terms. For further information about the role, please consult the appointment brief.
How to apply: If you are interested in this position, please write by Friday 27th August 2021 to our Governance Specialist, Yvonne Onobode at y.onobode@odi.org.uk with your CV and a personal statement setting out your motivation in applying for the role.
Closing Date: 27.08.2021
Additional information: ODI has been at the forefront of producing evidence, convening debate and promoting ideas to address global challenges for 60 years. We have been thought leaders, critical friends and policy advisers to governments, heads of state and international agencies, and agenda setters for global processes and changemakers. Established in 1960, ODI is a non-partisan, non-profit and evidence-driven think tank. With more than 240 staff and ODI Fellows in 30 countries globally, it exists to have real impact for those who need it most. ODI offers a distinctive mix of research, convening and communication power, which has made the organisation the leading think tank for humanitarian and international development issues in the UK for 60 years. As such, ODI works on a wide range of topics, across a variety of countries and regions: climate, environment and energy policy; conflict, risk and natural hazard-related disasters; economic development, finance and aid; governance, politics and justice; poverty, inequality and social policy; migration; women’s rights; digital transformation.
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