C3 Collaborating for Health (C3) is a London-based charity with a global focus that counters the chronic non-communicable disease (NCD) epidemic by focusing on the big risk factors. C3 does this by bringing together different communities to create changes that make it easier for people to: improve what they eat and drink, stop using tobacco, and do more physical activity. C3’s vision is for a world where people are not dying from preventable NCDs because they find it easier to live healthy lives. Collaboration is integral to C3’s work: it partners with industries overlooked by traditional public health approaches because C3 recognises that no individual sector can successfully reduce NCDs. To date C3 has partnered with over 80 organisations through its network of 3,000 experts across the world. In 2017, Sigma Theta Tau International awarded C3 its internationally-renowned Archon Award for exceptional leadership in advancing health in the world.
The role’s overall purpose
The Board consists of 7 Trustees, one of whom retired in July 2019. C3 is looking for up to 2 new Trustees, one of whom should have experience in fundraising.
The Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of C3, developing the charity’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.
All the trustees will be expected to engage in research and activities to secure funds. Trustees will also be expected to have looked through C3’s website and agree with the charity’s mission, aims and objectives.
- We would ideally like someone who has had some experience in running fundraising activities or events but more importantly we need someone who is enthusiastic and who can contribute ideas to help us raise funds.
- To ensure that the charity and its representatives function within the legal and regulatory framework of the sector and in line with C3’s governing document, continually striving for best practice in governance.
- To uphold the fiduciary duty invested in the position, undertaking such duties in a way that adds to public confidence and trust in the charity.
- To determine the overall direction and development of the charity through good governance and clear strategic planning.
- Participating in the discussions and the deliberation of the board, including preparing for and attending board meetings 3 times a year.
- Ensuring the charity complies with legislative and regulatory requirements, and acts within the confines of its governing document and in furtherance of the organisational activities contained therein.
- Developing an ambitious but realistic strategy to attract continued support from grant-giving organisations.
- Building an increased network of patrons and champions to help us to attract funds.
- Acting in the best interest of the charity, beneficiaries and future beneficiaries at all times.
- Promoting and developing the charity in order for it to grow and maintain its relevance and knowledge base, staying informed of the projects and other activities of C3 and publicly supporting them.
- Maintaining sound financial management of the charity’s resources, ensuring expenditure is in line with the organisation’s objects, and that investment activities meet accepted standards and policies.
- Interviewing, appointing and monitoring the work and activities of the senior paid staff.
- Ensuring the effective and efficient administration of the charity and its resources.
- Managing conflicts of interest effectively – registering, declaring and resolving conflicts of interest. Not gaining materially or financially unless specifically authorised to do so.
- To maintain absolute confidentiality about all sensitive/confidential information received in the course of trusteeship.
- Where appropriate, representing C3 to potential funders.
Trustees must have an interest in and commitment to the work of C3 to improve health and wellbeing globally. We hope that, where possible, our Board members will attend flagship events. Previous Trustee experience is an added benefit but is not essential. We are particularly seeking a Trustee with fundraising skills and experience.
As the board is responsible and liable for the governance and functioning of the charity, it is accountable in varying degrees to a variety of stakeholders, including service users, funders, the Charity Commission, and Companies House. Close attention must be given to the governing document to ascertain the type of organisational structure and the range of interested parties.
Time commitment and remuneration
- Either in or out of office hours
- Four meetings per year minimum
- Supporting ad-hoc events and breakfast seminars that the team organise.
- This role is unpaid (expenses not covered).
How to apply
Please send a statement of interest and your CV to C3’s director, Christine Hancock, firstname.lastname@example.org by September 1st, 2019.
For questions please email email@example.com.