About the Charity
Transparency International is a global movement sharing one vision: a world in which government politics, business and the daily lives of people are free of corruption. Transparency International UK (TI-UK) is the accredited UK national chapter in this movement. We work with the UK and devolved governments, parliamentarians, civil society and the private sector to tackle corruption at home, addressing the UK’s global corruption footprint and helping multinational companies prevent corruption by operating with integrity.
About the role
The Chair of the Finance, Risk & Audit Committee acts as the Treasurer and is appointed by the Board. The Treasurer will have recent and relevant financial expertise, ideally including charity finances. Familiarity with UK charity governance and reporting including the evolving donor landscape either as a Trustee or Executive would be desirable.
You in either Board member roles or as an Executive will need to demonstrate proven experience of:
- Ensuring that delivery of the mission of the organisation is at the centre of all that is done
- Intelligent analysis, constructive questioning and challenge
- Collaborative teamwork
- Understanding and respect for the role of a non-executive
- Integrity and sound independent judgement
- Commitment to evidence-based decision-making, which requires reading papers, gathering knowledge of TI-UK and the wider movement and willingness to speak one’s mind and listen to the views of others
- Acting as an advocate externally including fundraising and income generation opportunities that arise
- Ability to build constructive relationships and engage at all levels, with other Trustees, the Senior Leadership Team and employees as opportunities arise
- Willingness to act in the best interests of the charity.
You will be committed to the charity’s values of acting with integrity, valuing and respecting differences, working collaboratively and having the courage to demand better of ourselves and others.
You will be able to demonstrate governance, leadership, engagement and communication skills. You will be dedicated and committed to your Trustee responsibilities.
As the TI movement has Chapters in more than 100 other countries, we are only able to appoint individuals who are permanently resident in the UK.
The term of office of Trustee is for three years. Reappointment is for a maximum of three consecutive terms (nine years cumulative). Board members are eligible for appointment/ re-appointment by the members at the AGM. The Chair of the FRAC will not ordinarily serve for more than six years in that role.
Board meetings are held at least four times a year and are aligned to the business cycle of TI-UK. Meetings are normally in-person and commence at lunchtime and complete by 5:30pm with papers being provided by e-mail at least five working days before the meeting. A short meeting to approve the Annual Report and Accounts also takes place virtually and there is an annual Board / Senior Leadership Team away day. The Treasurer is responsible for presenting a Financial Report to the Board at each meeting and ensuring that the Executive provide the necessary strategic and financial assurance to allow the Trustees to meet their fiduciary duties.
In addition to preparation for the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee meetings (February, May, July, September & November), the Treasurer holds ad-hoc meetings with the Chief Executive/ Chief Operating Officer/ Financial Controller and attends some all-team meetings, particularly where the financial priorities of the organisation are being reviewed. They also ensure that the Independent Members of the FRAC are kept up to date with key developments and to periodically review their contribution to their roles. The role can also be requested to provide governance input to Serious Incident Reporting/ Safeguarding and Employee related matters etc.
The charity’s main office and board and committee meetings are held in Central London.
If reading about this unpaid, voluntary role has inspired and you’re available to take up the position this May then please send a CV and covering statement to the Company Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org).