Recruiting

Reference – TRMKF18                                 Vacancy Type – Trustee

Deadline – 15th June 2018                          Region – Nation Wide

Join our board of trustees

Monica Kirk Foundation is seeking professionals – with Legal, Fundraising, Marketing and International Development experience – to join its board of trustees. The board currently draws on a broad spectrum of experience and includes individuals with community education, information technology, financial and healthcare experience. Our new trustees would bring experience in bid writing, marketing and provide invaluable advice and support for the work that Monica Kirk Foundation undertakes.

Background

Our Work:

A fledgeling charity based in the UK and operating overseas to create a safe, friendly and open environment offering support to impoverished children and young adults.

Our Aims & Vision:

Our aims are to build a health clinic that provides support for impoverished children and young adults. We will employ qualified staff who will provide basic health checks, promote continued health care, emotional support and improved literacy facilities. We aim to create a safe, friendly and open environment that welcomes the local community and in particular, those in need of our facilities/services. Our vision is for The Monica Kirk Foundation to become a central hub in the community, alleviating pressure on the families and empowering the children. We will provide basic health care and tools to inspire lives, address basic needs and increase literacy in an area locally known as ‘Garden House Compound’, within Lusaka West.

What the charity does:

  • General charitable purposes.
  • Education and training.
  • The advancement of health or saving of lives.
  • The prevention or relief of poverty.
  • Economic and community development.

Who the charity helps:

  • Adults, Children and young people from the Garden House Compound of Lusaka, Zambia.

How the charity delivers support:

  • Provides human resources.
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open spaces.
  • Provides services.
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information.

Monica Kirk Foundation is a Charitable Organisation, registered with and regulated by the Charity Commission. Our work is undertaken by our trustees. We do not currently employ any members of staff.

What’s involved?

As a trustee, you would be instrumental in planning the strategic future of the charity. You would be responsible for ensuring that it is accountable to its beneficiaries, to the Charity Commission and the public in general.

Prospective trustees will be expected to play a role in the operation of the charity, for example by contributing to training, research or publications, attending events, and speaking to the media, depending on the trustee’s particular skills and interests. The board usually meets 6 times a year. We expect trustees to participate in a majority of meetings either in person or via video conferencing or telephone.

Potential trustees must be eligible to become charity trustees.

Next steps

If you wish to proceed, you should email a letter of interest and a CV to the Chair of Trustees by 15th June 2018. Interviews will then be held mid July 2018.

Contact Email – silvia.kirk@monicakirkfoundation.org.uk

Further information

More information on the role of a trustee, including conditions for eligibility, is available from the Charity Commission:https://www.gov.uk/topic/running-charity/trustee-role-board

 

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Zambia Research Trip

Group photo of participants
Zambia Research

In July 2012 two trustees went to the Garden House Compound in Lusaka. The area in which the Monica Kirk Foundation  has a plot of land. The aim was to consult with the people living in the area, to see how best we can benefit them.

We spent some time talking to individuals and groups within the area. We asked questions and listened to what the people thought was a priority to them.

An overwhelming majority of the residents said they needed medical facilities, especially antenatal and under 5’s care within the area.

Here are some pictures of the lovely people we met while we were out there:
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