The Global Initiative is seeking a treasurer!
Introduction to the Organisation
The Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children was launched in Geneva in 2001. It aims to act as a catalyst to encourage progress towards ending all corporal punishment in all continents; to encourage governments and others to "own" the issue and work actively on it, and to support national campaigns with relevant information and assistance. The context for all its work is implementation of the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The Global Initiative carries out a wide range of activities specifically designed to promote law reform to prohibit corporal punishment of children in all settings, including briefing and reviewing the work of human rights monitoring bodies, carrying out legal research and collecting and analysing other research on positive, non-violent discipline. We work directly with governments considering law reform, and with UN agencies, human rights institutions and international and national non-government organisations campaigning to promote non-violence.
To learn more about our work, please see 'What we do' and explore our website.
About the Treasurer role
Our organisation has recently gone through a period of change, with the appointment of a new Director and new Board members over the past year. We are embarking on an exciting time for the organisation, including the development of a 5-year strategy to be launched in April 2018. Traditionally focused on law reform to prohibit corporal punishment, we have successfully contributed to a sea change in attitudes across the world. Now 53 countries have banned corporal punishment, and a further 55 countries have committed to do so. We are now considering how our organisation can change the way it works, to contribute to the full elimination of the violent punishment of children, by influencing national and global dialogues, effecting change in perceptions of children’s rights and broadening the understanding of positive discipline.
Our current Board of trustees has excellent international experience in children’s rights, human rights law and child protection, but we are seeking a skilled and committed Treasurer to join us, with good experience of UK charity and financial regulation. You can see the detailed role description here:
The Board currently meets quarterly, currently alternating between a Saturday and a weekday in central London. Trustees engage with the Director and team periodically over email and may be requested to take on specific strategic assignments as part of their contributions to the work of the Board. All trustees work on a voluntary basis but modest travel expenses, within the UK, to attend activities on behalf of the organisation may be reimbursed.
All trustees are required to uphold the organisation’s safeguarding policy, and new appointments will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Our full Safeguarding Policy can be found here.
In addition, we also have space to expand our general Board membership and would welcome new trustees who bring skills relevant to charity management including governance, change management, influencing and fundraising. The general Trustee role description is available here:
How to apply
Please send your CV with a covering letter (maximum 2 pages) explaining your interest in the organisation, and how your skills meet the role description. Please send this to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline 5pm 28th February 2018.