Call for new Trustees
Can you apply your governance skills and experience to support a fast growing Edinburgh-based international NGO working at the forefront of sustainable development in Africa?
Water Witness International seeks Trustees with legal, financial, fundraising, marketing or media experience.
Water Witness International is a dynamic Scottish charity which does research and advocacy so that people in developing countries get a fair deal on water. We work with communities to help them protect and gain legal entitlement to the water they need to thrive; with business to ensure that they use water responsibly; and with governments to improve policy, aid and the management of water resources. Our new strategy also targets public communication, knowledge and awareness about the global water challenge.
Based on a strong track record and impact over the past 5 years, our turnover and on-the-ground operations in Africa are expanding rapidly. With new support from the Scottish government we are scaling up our Fair Water Futures programme in Tanzania and Zambia and leading international efforts to ensure water use by multi-national corporations is transparent and sustainable. Our approach combines innovation with proven methodologies to reach the most vulnerable communities. We are committed to value for money, high impact and ethical delivery to support international development, improve aid and ensure that we all use natural resources sustainably and fairly.
To support our growth and respond to demand for our work we are strengthening our internal governance and are seeking to recruit individuals with legal, financial, fundraising, marketing or media expertise to join our Board of Trustees. In particular, we require an individual with accountancy experience to head up our Audit and Finance Committee, but would also welcome suitably qualified board members who can strengthen the skills base in other key areas. Women, and those from minority groups and the African diaspora are encouraged to apply in particular to support greater diversity within our leadership.
The positions are voluntary and involve a minimum of approximately 10 days input per year spread across face-to-face meetings in Edinburgh, conference calls with the Board (evenings) and desk based duties. There is potential for Trustees to self-fund visits to our project work in Africa to better understand the challenges we address.
For an informal chat about the role please contact Nick Hepworth at email@example.com or on 07519 120967.