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Volunteer Quality of Life Foundation Trading Subsidiary Director (voluntary position)

Quality of Life Foundation


Posted over 30 days ago...

We are looking for an experienced individual with a commercial or consultancy background to join the Board of Directors of our wholly-owned trading subsidiary, QOLF Trading Ltd.


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London, SE12AX

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

The Quality of Life Foundation is looking for an experienced individual to join the Board of Directors of our wholly-owned trading subsidiary, QOLF Trading Ltd. We are particularly interested in candidates with a commercial or consultancy background.  This is a great opportunity to join the board of a growing and impactful organisation, working with industry experts to bridge the gap between health and wellbeing and the built environment.  The Quality of Life Foundation was established in 2019 and has been a UK Charity since 2022. It has a vision for a housing system that improves people’s quality of life in their homes and neighbourhoods over the long term. QOLF Trading Limited   QOLF Trading Limited is a social impact consultancy that draws on the evidence and follows the standards of the Quality of Life Foundation.  A wholly-owned subsidiary of the Quality of Life Foundation, QOLF Trading Ltd is a commercial entity whose purpose is to:

provide income for the charity further the charity’s objects to expand the evidence base and promote best practice in the housing and development sector 

The Role The role of the Board of Directors is to set QOLF Trading Limited’s strategic direction, monitor the delivery of its objectives, and uphold its values and governance.  For this role, we are specifically looking for someone with a commercial / consultancy background. The appointed Director will sit on the QOLF Trading Limited Board with the Foundation’s Director, Matthew Morgan, and at least one of the Foundation’s trustees.  Key responsibilities of the Director

Set and monitor QOLF Trading’s strategic direction and business plans.  Monitor financial performance for sustainable growth Approve and oversee annual budgets Ensure legal and regulatory compliance, ensuring governance and performance are of the highest possible standard Manage risks, conflict of interests and internal controls Assess and address conflicts of interest, ensuring QoLF Trading’s activities do not compromise the charitable status and reputation of QoLF Represent QoLF Trading among key stakeholders, sharing its aims, findings and achievements to further establish its profile and business opportunities Work in close partnership with other Directors and QoLF staff

What are we looking for?

You You are a leading professional in your industry with the time and commitment to help accelerate our growth and impact. You are a strategic thinker, excellent communicator and team-player, able to demonstrate: 

A commitment to the Quality of Life Foundation’s mission and vision. Knowledge and understanding of a commercial consultancy business.  An understanding or appreciation of issues around design quality or health and wellbeing. Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties and responsibilities of Directorship. The ability to quickly understand, explore and resolve strategic issues, and to set and prioritise objectives. Integrity, good independent judgement and the ability to think creatively.  The ability to convey ideas, information and opinions clearly and concisely including a preparedness to make unpopular recommendations to the Board. The ability to listen intently, carefully and objectively and work effectively and collaboratively with other Directors.  A good network and the ability to combine various specialisms. 

We are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive board, containing a broad range of skills, experience and backgrounds. The appointed individual will be offered induction and training as needed.  Commitment The QOLF Trading board meets online for one hour on the first Monday of every month. Directors are appointed for an initial term of two years. The position is unpaid, but reasonable expenses will be covered.

What difference will you make?

The appointed individual will be offered induction and training as needed.The opportunity to network with a board of esteemed industry professionals.The chance to influence and improve the UK housing system.


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