Trustee - Aberdeen for a Fairer World

Trustee - Aberdeen for a Fairer World 

Salary: Unpaid

Important to note: Board meetings are held every six weeks or so on a weekday, usually 5pm – 7pm

About the Organisation  

Aberdeen for a Fairer World are part of a vibrant, confident, voluntary sector. Apart from their overarching value of global justice, they are committed to transparency, diversity and inclusion.

Founded over 30 years ago as the Third World Centre, running the first solely Fairtrade retail outlet in the Kirk of St Nicholas, Aberdeen for a Fairer World's activities grew as they led the Aberdeen Fairtrade City campaign, achieving Fair Trade status for the city in 2004. Alongside this work they established the Montgomery Development Education Centre (MDEC), offering training, support and resources for global citizenship education.

Currently they are:

In all of this work, we focus on the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, which aim to end extreme poverty, fight inequality & injustice and fix climate change by 2030. They receive funding from the Scottish Government and DfID/British Council for our education work and have four part-time salaried staff, supported by other staff and volunteers.

About the Role 

They welcome interest from potential new trustees – anyone with commitment and enthusiasm for creating a fairer world, but particularly at the present time those with some experience in governance/legal compliance or in Human Resources and/or an interest in future chairing responsibilities.

Trustees manage the work of AFW, which is a SCIO. Currently they have nine trustees, but really do need more! 

Opportunities for volunteers: Even if you can’t commit to becoming a trustee, Aberdeen for a fairer world appreciate many forms of volunteer help in their activities. They have projects in their office and off-campus that always welcome outside help.

How to Apply 

To apply to be a trustee of AFW, or for more information on the role, please email Paula Merchant: afairerworld@btconnect.com

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