At a critical point in our development and history, we are lookign for ambitious and passionate individuals who can act as non-executive directors for a minimum of 2 years (renewable 3 times).
To ensure, in common with fellow Board members, that the IARS International Institute operates in a manner which enables it to fulfil its aims and objects as effectively as possible.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES & TIME COMMITMENT:
To commit to spending 1 day per month on supporting IARS (flexible) To attend and contribute constructively to the quarterly Board meetings and annual Away Day. To appoint, line manage, supervise regularly and apraise the Executive Director. To ensure the effective governance of IARS and ensure that its activities are compliant with its charitable status, company law and constitution. To have a full understanding of IARS’ vision, mission, strategic objectives, charitable objects and constitution. To agree the strategic direction for Independent Academic Research Studies. To agree the staff structure, terms and conditions of service. To monitor the organisational work plan. To agree the budget, monitor financial performance and produce annual reports and accounts as per the Charity Commission and Companies House requirements. To ensure that IARS’s equal opportunities policies are followed through in practice of the organisation. To treat with confidentiality any information about IARS members, users and staff that is personal, private or sensitive. To represent IARS in a positive light and safeguard the good name of the chairty to external stakeholders. To be a champion and an ambassador for IARS and its mission and help raise funds. To receive training and appraisal when appropriate and work collaboratively with the Exective Director, the Founder, staff, interns and volunteers. To comply fully with IARS’ constitution, standing orders and policies and procedures.