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Volunteer Trustee - Company Secretary

Sophie Hayes Foundation


Posted over 30 days ago...

We are seeking a Company Secretary to join our growing charity to help us increase our reach and transform the lives of many more survivors of modern slavery.


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London, EC4A 2AB

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

We are currently seeking a committed individual to join as Company Secretary. Experience and expertise required:

Senior leadership. Excellent written skills with an eye for detail, trustee experience or the ability to gain an understanding of the relevant charity and company regulations. An understanding of the charitable and voluntary sector and its governance will be an advantage.

As well as these specialist skills, we are seeking independent thinkers and team players. You must also support our mission, be aligned to our values, and be able to act as an ambassador for the organisation. The Board of Trustees seeks a wide-ranging level of experience, thinking and background to ensure that we have the skills, expertise and diversity of thought and perspective to draw upon in our governance and decision-making roles. For further information, please see attached candidate pack. 

What are we looking for?

Personal Qualities

Integrity. A commitment to the organisation and its objectives. An understanding and acceptance of legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of trusteeship. A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to their duties as a Trustee. Strategic vision. Organised and methodical. An ability to think creatively with good, independent judgement. An ability to work effectively as a member of a team yet be willing to speak your mind. A commitment to abide by the code of conduct.

What difference will you make?

This is an exciting time to join the Trustee Board at the Sophie Hayes Foundation as we extend our reach and develop our services and partnerships. As Company Secretary you will play a key role in enabling us to continue supporting the victims of modern slavery in the UK and empower them to gain the skills they need to achieve the freedom they deserve. The role will enable you to put your professional skills to great use to the benefit of the survivors of modern slavery in the UK. It will also give you the opportunity to develop your insight and expertise into all that is involved in the management of a growing charity.


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