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Ever Thought of Becoming a Trustee?

We are looking for a Trustee to join our Board. If you are interested and would like to know more, please get in touch.

Background

Powerful Information specialises in grassroots international development. Our approach is based on more than 20 years' experience working with disadvantaged communities, primarily in West Africa and Eastern Europe. We help local people tackle deprivation and injustice and bring about real change in their communities. We take great care to understand local needs and aspirations before getting involved; and we only work in countries where we have local partners. Over the years we have supported dozens of practical grassroots initiatives that have helped empower local people and build social capital, as well as raising public awareness and helping safeguard the environment.

Powerful Information is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England.

Primary duties

We currently have five Board Members who meet 4 times a year. We have a Treasurer and a Deputy Treasurer and rotate the position of Chair so that each trustee takes a turn and serves for the 3 month period between Board Meetings. Meetings are usually held in the early evening at our offices in the City Discovery Centre (Bradwell Abbey, Milton Keynes). Communication between meetings is usually by email or phone. Board Members also get involved in ad hoc activities such as attendance at our events, fundraising and publicity.

Required qualifications

We are looking for someone with a passion for international development who would like to be part of a team to steer the organisation through the next five years and has relevant skills to strengthen our Board. Experience in business/commerce, the media and fundraising (especially from the public) would be welcomed as would knowledge of Special Educational Needs and Equality Act issues. The ability to scrutinise and challenge, as well as support, is desirable.