We are looking to strengthen our Board of Trustees, by recruiting a replacement Treasurer (following a retirement from the Board at the end of 2020) and recruiting a Trustee with specific high-net worth fundraising expertise.

 

We have three members of staff, led by the Director, who perform the Charity’s day-to-day operational functions. Collectively, Trustees are responsible for setting strategy and providing oversight of the Amicus’ work. As we are a small charity, however, each Trustee also supports the staff in a particular area of expertise.

See below information for each position.

 

What difference will you make?

 This is an opportunity to use your existing skills, and some of your time and passion, to support a charity doing frontline work. We achieve concrete results from the work that we do: Amicus saves lives.

 We are fortunate to have a good financial position today, but Covid19 presents a fundraising challenge to all charities, so good financial management will be critical to our continued success.  

  

What's in it for the volunteer?

 Being a Trustee for small charity is a challenge but very rewarding: You will be able to make a tangible and immediate difference to our work. You will also get experience on a Board of Trustees. 


 Before you apply

We suggest that you watch this short film to gain an understanding of the importance of our work. 

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. 

Please submit a CV and a one-page covering letter detailing your relevant qualifications, skills and experience for this role, and sharing your interest in human rights. 

Email applications to: margot@amicus-alj.org

Deadline for applications: 28 May 2021



 

Specific responsibilities of the Treasurer include:

  • Providing accountancy expertise to the Board of Trustees and to the Director.

  • Reporting to the Board of Trustees at regular intervals (mainly at the four scheduled meetings a year), ensuring that the Board is monitoring effectively the financial standing of the Charity and the management of its finances.

  • Working with the Charity’s Company Secretary (a fellow Trustee) and the Director on Amicus’ ongoing budgeting and cash flow forecasting.

  • Coordinating with the Company Secretary to ensure that the Charity’s Annual Accounts are filed on time, including managing the liaison with our independent assessors. 

  • Liaising with the Director regarding the management and performance of the Amicus’ finances, such as ensuring that the Charity’s financial controls and creditors’/debtors’ positions are in order and reviewing our bookkeeping.

  • To be one of the on-line counter-signatories on outgoing payments (usually less than 10 a month). 


What are we looking for?

The ideal candidate would bring the following qualification, skills and experience:

  • Qualified accountant. 

  • Ability to work as part of a team and willingness to take collective responsibility for the governance of the Charity.

  • Strong communicator.

  • An interest in human rights.

Experience of fundraising, corporate matching, grant-making would be useful but not essential. 

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Specific responsibilities of this Trustee include:

  • Providing strategic fundraising expertise to the Board of Trustees and to the Director.

  • Reporting to the Board of Trustees at regular intervals (mainly at the four scheduled meetings a year), ensuring that the Board is working effectively to address Amicus’ funding needs.

  • Liaising with the Director to develop and implement the Charity’s fundraising strategy.

  • Building on existing donor relationships and developing new funding relationships with high-net funders. 

  • Supporting the Director in overseeing grant-applications (written by staff and volunteers) and other fundraising activities, including events.  

 

What are we looking for?

 The ideal candidate would bring the following skills and experience:

  • Specific experience of high-net-worth fundraising.

  • Experience of fundraising in other areas, including corporate matching, grant-applications, membership fees and via events. 

  • Ability to work as part of a team and willingness to take collective responsibility for the governance of the Charity.

  • Understanding of legal networks.

  • Strong communicator.

  • An interest in human rights.​​​​​​​

What will you be doing?

This is a new volunteer role.  The Amicus Grant Writer will be responsible for developing and writing grant-funding applications to grant-making organisations, persuasively communicating Amicus’ mission and work to potential funders. The Grant Writer will assemble and submit grant requests, establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with granter contacts, conduct prospect research, and maintain a calendar of submissions and other deadlines.

This position requires someone who has previous grant-application experience, excellent research, writing, and communication skills, is self-motivated, reliable, organised, thorough and timely. This is a volunteer position.

The specific responsibilities for this role are:

  • Working with the Director, and the staff, to develop and implement an annual development plan/strategy to increase annual grant income.

  • Develop/write grant proposals to foundations and grant-making organisations, persuasively communicating Amicus’ objectives and programmes to potential funders.

  • Assemble/submit grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets and presentations.

  • Conduct prospect research.

  • Report progress in grant research, grant submission and outcome.


While our US placements are open year-round, we also occasionally have vacancies for UK office-based volunteers, trustees and staff members. Keep an eye on this page for opportunities.