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Non-Executive Director
the3million

Job Description

the3million is currently seeking up to three new non-executive directors to strengthen its board and support the work of this passionate organisation as the next few years will bring enormous challenges. It is an exciting time to join us as we are transitioning to becoming a charity. These positions are unpaid.

About the3million

the3million is the leading organisation representing EU citizens in the UK. Our work ranges from monitoring and advocating for correct implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement, informing people of their rights, advocating for the integration of EU citizens, promoting a fairer pathway to citizenship, and giving EU citizens a voice in British society to change the narrative on migration. The Young Europeans Network is our youth wing, providing a platform to a group usually overlooked.

We are a grassroots and non-partisan organisation, working with a variety of stakeholders, from MPs to trade unions, NGOs and the media on specific issues affecting our citizens’ rights. 

the3million was incorporated as a limited company by guarantee with Companies House in November 2017. 

We are planning to become a charity in 2021 and all non-executive directors will be invited to become trustees of the charity.

What does the role involve? 

You will join a small board of committed professionals passionate about helping EU citizens in the UK at this difficult time. All directors work closely with our very dedicated staff team.

We are specifically seeking directors with expertise in the following fields: human resources, charity accounting, charity governance, fundraising and a board secretary.

As a the3million non-executive director, you’ll play a vital role in keeping the organisation on track with its objectives. You will apply your professional experience towards shaping our strategy on fundraising, governance, campaigning and other areas of work.

Who should apply?

Applications are welcome from everyone with the relevant passion and experience. Our board comprises many nationalities and being an affected foreign citizen whose home is in the UK would be an advantage.

Please send your CV along with an accompanying letter explaining your reasons for applying. We highly recommend going through the role specifications below before you start your application.

Role specifications

You will join a small board of committed professionals passionate about helping EU citizens in the UK at this difficult time. All directors work closely with our very dedicated staff team.

We are specifically seeking directors with expertise in the following fields: charity accounting, human resources, legal, fundraising and a board secretary.

As a the3million director, you’ll play a vital role in keeping the organisation on track with its objectives. You will apply your professional experience towards shaping our strategy on fundraising, governance, campaigning and other areas of work.

The main purpose of our role:

As directors at the3million, we are volunteers with a specific responsibility to:

  • Ensure the aims and objectives of the3million are being met

  • Act in the best interest of the organisation.

  • Manage responsibility for what we have (our people, our money etc)

  • Act with reasonable care and skill

What you will gain:

  • An insight into how the organisation runs,

  • A sense of pride when hearing about the difference our campaigning and organising effort make and that you have had a role in preserving the rights of EU citizens in the UK,

  • Confidence in building relationships with a wide range of people,

  • An opportunity to use your skills, knowledge and experience to the benefit of the organisation.

Being a director is a voluntary role and is not paid, but expenses including for travel are reimbursed.

Director Person Specification

Key skills

  • Knowledge of and ability to carry out the core responsibilities of being a director

  • Able to think about the ‘bigger picture’ and longer term (5 years ahead) as well as think about the ‘here and now’ (being strategic versus being operational)

  • Act as an ambassador for the3million, promoting our work to friends and colleagues

  • Able to comment, challenge or question in a way that is helpful, supportive and constructive

  • Be timely and clear in your communication on and around meetings or projects

Qualification and experience

You will have one or more of the following:

  • Charity accounting, Legal, HR skills or experience in being a secretary of a board;

  • Experience of working in senior teams, preferably at board level;

  • Experience of volunteering/working in the voluntary sector;

  • Experience working in the field of immigration would be an advantage.

Personal attributes

  • Integrity and honesty

  • Proactive

  • A demonstrable commitment to the3million's aims and values

  • Team player, flexible and adaptable

Time commitment

  • Currently, a 90-minute evening board evening meetings (monthly and online)

  • One to two away-days per year, a mix of week days and weekends (currently online meetings)

  • Optional one hour sub-committee meetings (monthly, currently online)

  • Follow up to meetings – reading and commenting on minutes, carrying out any agreed actions

Restrictions

  • Over 18

  • Not bankrupt

  • Subject to satisfactory DBS check and references

  • Not excluded by Companies House or Charity Commission

  • Conflicts of interest that would be so significant as to undermine the role in general, such as being a member of a group that discriminated against people based on gender ethnicity or nationality.

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