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Volunteer Trustee at Gambling Harm UK, an impact-focussed lived experience led charity

Gambling Harm UK


Posted over 30 days ago...

Gambling Harm UK is looking for a trustee with to help guide the young charity towards sustainably delivering impact for one of the UK's largest and most neglected public health issues.


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London, EC2A 4NW

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

According to the World Health Organization, "The gambling-related burden of harm appears to be of similar magnitude to harm attributed to major depressive disorder and alcohol misuse and dependence. It is substantially higher than harm attributed to drug dependence disorder" Here at Gambling Harm UK, we know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support. Since our founding in 2020, we have been determined to make as much impact as possible. The core of our efforts is to bring out the ideas and passion of people with lived experience to a range of activities that reduce and prevent gambling harm. Through all of our endeavours, we ensure that we display the conviction that matches the need. We're a small team with a big heart for change. We're different because we know that's what is needed. The founders who are now trustees fell into this work out of frustration at status quo efforts and narratives. In this, they've acted altruistically and helped build an organisation with a significant footprint in the space. We're evolving as funding mechanisms are transitioning towards an industry-levy (something that are our founders had been looking forward to since inception due to the conceptual and apparent failures of industry funding and influence). Our priorities going forward are around:

Medical Education Public health awareness campaigns System working to build connectivity, capacity, and capability

To carry out their role effectively, it is essential that trustees: • Are committed to their charity’s cause and want to help the charity deliver its purposes effectively and for the public benefit (serve the community) • Recognise that public benefit is an ongoing requirement • Understand their roles and legal responsibilities (support and guidance is available) • Read relevant documents, including: o The Charity Commission’s guidance The Essential Trustee (CC3) • Be committed to good governance and want to contribute to their charity’s continued improvement.

What are we looking for?

Person Specification: Commitment to the Mission: Demonstrated passion for the organisation's mission and a strong desire to make a positive impact in the community it serves. Integrity and Ethics: Uphold the highest standards of integrity, honesty, and ethical behaviour in all aspects of governance and decision-making. Financial Literacy: Basic understanding of financial principles and the ability to interpret financial statements and reports to ensure fiscal responsibility. Strategic Thinking: Ability to think critically and strategically, with a forward-looking approach to addressing challenges and identifying opportunities for growth and development. Communication Skills: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage and collaborate with diverse stakeholders. Team Player: Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, valuing diverse perspectives and contributing positively to group dynamics and decision-making processes.

What difference will you make?

Trustees play a critical role in guiding GHUK towards achieving its mission and objectives. Trustees are entrusted with the responsibility of overseeing the strategy and operations, including but not limited to financial management, governance, and strategic planning. Key Responsibilities:

Mission Alignment: Ensure that all activities and decisions align with the organisation's mission and core values, contributing to its overall purpose and impact. Financial Oversight: Collaborate with fellow trustees to oversee the organisation's financial resources, ensuring they are utilised efficiently and effectively to support the organisation's mission. Strategic Planning: Contribute to the development and implementation of strategic plans and initiatives that advance the organisation's long-term goals and objectives. Governance and Compliance: Uphold the highest standards of governance, ensuring compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and ethical practices. Risk Management: Identify potential risks and opportunities that may affect the organisation's ability to achieve its objectives, and work with the board to mitigate risks and capitalise on opportunities. Stakeholder Engagement: Act as ambassadors for the organisation, fostering positive relationships with stakeholders including donors, partners, beneficiaries, and the community at large. Decision Making: Participate in board meetings and decision-making processes, providing valuable insights and perspectives to inform strategic and operational decisions.


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