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Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director
Closing date for applications is Friday 11th February 2022.

What do we do?

The Foundry aims to:
, Promote Social Justice and Human Rights by providing a building in which organisations can flourish.
, Promote mission-related investment by providing a successful vehicle for investors that delivers tangible social impacts and through its success, increases confidence and awareness of mission-related investment.

The Foundry brings together some of the country's most innovative and progressive social justice and human rights organisations into ethically managed, affordable spaces where they can share ideas, work together, enhance their public profile, and improve their ability to engage with and educate the public on social justice and human rights issues.

The Foundry achieves this by providing office space, conference facilities, events and exhibition space, and café facilities to create a destination venue that will attract the wider public and non-tenant organisations.

It will also act as a nerve centre for other activities, both actual and virtual, which will enable the Foundry to reach far beyond its physical boundaries.

The Foundry enjoys good local partnerships and is looking to develop as an asset within our local community.

We have identified four key objectives that we consider critical to The Foundry achieving its broad
aims as outlined above.

These are:


To enable organisations to achieve more impact while fighting for human rights and social

To offer an excellent quality ethically managed space

To help support the regeneration of the local community

To offer a sustainable return to investors

The role
The Foundry is seeking an additional non-executive director, to join the current board of four.

Someone who shares our values and vision for the centre is locally connected and would help us to further strengthen our links in Vauxhall and communities within the surrounding area.

We wish to increase the diversity of our board and encourage applicants who reflect the local community and those that organisations within The Foundry serve.

We particularly encourage applications from women; people from racially minoritised communities; people who identify as disabled; people from the LGBT+ community; and people from working-class backgrounds.

We welcome applicants for whom this may be their first board or non-executive director position.

Core skills expected:
, Knowledge and well-established links within the local Vauxhall community and communities within the surrounding area
, Experience of building and managing relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
, A commitment to, and sharing of, the values of the Company
, Ability to work well with existing board members
, Able to see the big picture and proven experience of shaping strategy and taking strategic decisions
, Understanding of Good Governance and how this shapes Board behaviour
, Evidence of ability to deliver constructive challenge
, Experience of sound and prudent financial management
, Experience of performance management and how it can be used to enhance outcomes
, Proven team leadership skills including expertise in drawing out the skills and talents of team members to ensure maximum team performance

Skills in some of the following areas would be advantageous:
, Community engagement
, Personal experience of social justice and human rights issues
, Experience in managing risk, including the assessment of risk, risk mitigation
, Entrepreneurial skills and/or experience of innovation
, Knowledge of or experience of working within either a social change or environmental organisation

Terms and conditions

You will be expected to attend four Board meetings each year and any other meetings as required.

Your reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.

For the right candidate, should finance be a barrier to joining the board, an appropriate level of remuneration (up to £2000 per annum) may be considered.

To continue your application, please send a covering letter outlining your skills and experience, explaining why you are interested in the role together with and up-to-date CV.

No agencies.

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