Practical Help Achieving Self-Empowerment (PHASE) Worldwide is a UK registered charity (Charity Number: 1112734) that works towards achieving a future where everyone, everywhere, even those in the most remote places in the world, have access to primary healthcare, basic education, and livelihoods opportunities. We do this by empowering isolated communities through integrated and sustainable programmes, changing the lives of more than 20,000 people every year.
PHASE Worldwide is currently seeking a Trustee with a fundraising background to strengthen and lead the Board of Trustees’ work on all areas of fundraising; as well as operate as the Chair of its Fundraising and Communications Working Group.
PHASE Worldwide is led by a Board of Trustees composing of seven Trustees. The Board is responsible for overall governance and strategic direction of the organisation. Being a PHASE Worldwide Trustee will allow you to make an important contribution to our current work and future direction, including supporting the design and development our new organisational strategy.
Within the Board of Trustees, there are four sub-committees. These include: Organisational Development and Partnerships, Fundraising and Communications, Finance and Risk, and Governance and HR. Each committee is chaired by a Trustee and has at least two members who are trustees of the organisation. Committees aim to meet every eight weeks and a minimum of four times a year. The Board manages risk collectively and uses committees to support PHASE Worldwide’s work and charitable objectives.
Our fundraising involves both trust and foundation grant applications, as well as appeals, events and campaigns. We have recently run fruitful large-scale appeals and are looking to expand on this success. As UK fundraising faces challenges from the pandemic and cost of living crisis, we are also exploring diversification of our funding, including through income generation from goods and services.
We are excited to find a Trustee to understand, re-think and support the development of PHASE Worldwide’s fundraising at a strategic level. You will help us design a fundraising strategy, brainstorm on how to make campaigns effective, and share insights on the trends and opportunities in the sector. The Trustee will also be responsible for chairing the Fundraising and Communications Working Group which provides the staff team with regular oversight and development on fundraising.
We are looking for an individual with fundraising experience to fulfil the overall brief, so please do not be deterred if you do not meet all of the below requirements. Key skills, experience or knowledge required: – Extensive fundraising experience and of working in an NGO, ideally within International Development; – Proven track record of successfully implementing and overseeing different avenues of fundraising, with a particular focus on large appeals, events, and campaigns (e.g. UK Aid Match) and individual giving/supporter stewardship; – Knowledge of the trends and challenges of the fundraising environment for NGOs in the UK; – Experience of operating strategically at board or at senior leadership level, with knowledge and interest in organisational development; – Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate staff and volunteers; – Excellent inter-personal and relationship building abilities; – Demonstrable commitment to PHASE Worldwide’s aims, values and work;