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26 July, 2005

Trustees sought to support citizenship work

The Citizenship Foundation is looking to recruit two new trustees. An active search is in progress.

'Individuals engaging in Society'.

Who we are looking for

We are aiming to recruit a minimum of two further Trustees, who might come from a broad range of backgrounds. The prime requirement is a commitment to the work of the Foundation.

Following rapid growth in the Foundation and a skills audit, there are certain areas of expertise we would like to build up to supplement or complement existing skills on the board. These include financial management, human resources, IT awareness and experience of publicly funded legal advice work.

But these are by no means the only areas in which we need to broaden the range of skills and experience on the Board.

The commitment

There are four regular evening board meetings a year. Board members may also be asked to help on ad hoc working groups supporting aspects of the Foundation’s work or strategy and if appropriate to mentor a relevant member of staff.

Board members are encouraged to become as familiar as possible with the work of the Foundation and are invited to attend all relevant events.

Applying

Send a cv and short covering letter explaining your interest and experience to Dan Mace, Deputy Chair, Citizenship Foundation, Ferroner’s House, Shaftesbury Place, off Aldersgate St, London EC2Y 8 AA or by email to dan.mace@citizenshipfoundation.org.uk.

Deadline: Wednesday 7th September 2005.

Applicants will be shortlisted and there will then be an informal meeting with the Chair and one or more existing trustees. Applicants who are invited to become a trustee will be given the opportunity, if they wish, to attend a board meeting as an observer before making their own decision.

Who we are and what we do

The Citizenship Foundation is an independent charitable company which aims to empower individuals to engage in the wider community through education about the law, democracy and society.

Founded in 1989 we are the leading national charity focusing particularly on providing resources and activities to develop young people’s citizenship skills, knowledge and understanding both in school and out of school.

For example, our projects give young people the skills to make a difference through Youth Act! and experience of the justice and parliamentary systems through taking part in our national mock trial competitions and youth parliament and political journalism awards.

We promote an active involvement in and understanding of giving through Giving Nation and help train the trainers in education about effective citizenship in England and other countries.

Total income in 2004 was approx £1.3m and we have some 25 staff. We are based in London but work nationally and internationally. Share

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