Trustee, International Development

South Sinai Foundation
Unpaid role
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We're a small international development charity working with Bedouin communities in the Sinai desert, Egypt. We work in partnership with local people to bring about change and to help those who are struggling. Our projects focus on job creation, health, opportunities for women and the deaf community. In a region with little other support, the work we do makes a huge difference.

We have some exciting plans for our charity’s future and are looking for 3 or 4 new trustees to get involved. We are recruiting trustees with the following skill-sets:

  • Product development – this is an exciting opportunity to investigate developing the amazing produce of Sinai into saleable products for domestic or international markets. Job creation is a top priority for us. We already run an olive oil co-operative and there is a lot of potential for products from the region. For someone with a business brain, this will be an exciting opportunity to develop valuable social businesses from scratch.
  • Fundraising / bid writing – if you are keen to try your hand at fundraising we would love to hear from you. Raising funds is always hard but can be a particular challenge for our beneficiary group. Our chair is an expert bid-writer with a fantastic track record but a chronic health condition has led to her having to take a step back. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with energy for fundraising who would like to develop their bid-writing skills alongside an expert.   
  • Treasurer – we would like to recruit a local treasurer to support us with our finances. The sums of money are relatively small but you will be tracking funds across three currencies and making sure we maintain best practice.   

If this sounds exciting to you and you have a flexible attitude and appreciation of difficult operating environments, please get in touch. An interest in other cultures is important, experience of the Middle East would be a bonus. We will hold trustee meetings 3 times per year in Bristol, with additional operational/project meetings in between.

Closing Date: 
Thursday, 13 June, 2019 - 12:45
How to Apply: 

Please get in touch for more information or to arrange a time to speak or meet.

Contact Person: 
Lucy Gilbert
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