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Non-executive Director Vacancy

The Restorative Justice for All (RJ4All) International Institute is pleased to announce a vacancy for a non-executive director to join the Board and help steer the strategic direction of the institute.

The Role

RJ4All is registered in the UK as a 100% non-profit community interest company (cic). We have a charitable purpose, but we have opted not register as a charity. We are regulated by Companies House and HMRC, and governed by a Board of non-executive directors. RJ4All’s founder, Dr. Gavrielides is the executive director and a Board member. We are also supported by high profile Patrons and Vice Chairs.

 

This is an advisory position, providing strategic direction, practical input and ideas at a board level. This is an advisory position, providing strategic direction, practical input and ideas at a board level. As with any other company, the non-executive directors of a CIC occupy an important position of trust and general company law imposes on them a range of duties to the company and other responsibilities. Community Interest Companies are governed by the Companies Acts. The Board of Directors is the company’s highest authority. However, the company directors do not wield unlimited power. Their legal duties, and the limits of their powers, are set out in the Companies Act 2006 and in the company’s governing document or constitution.

 

The directors are also responsible for ensuring that the company meets its statutory and other obligations. In addition, CIC non-executive directors are also responsible for ensuring that the company is run in such a way that it will continue to satisfy the community interest test. In practice, this will mean having regard to the interests of the community the CIC is intended to serve, and in some cases giving more weight to those interests than to generating financial returns for investors in the company.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for individuals who can embrace our holistic approach to crime prevention and the relief of poverty, and who can support the executive Director in articulating, shaping and achieving the institute’s collective vision. The post is for 2 years (renewable). In practice, this will involve active participation in the quarterly Board meetings and annual away day, and feeding into regular electronic discussions with the Executive Director and the Chair of the Board. In addition, there will be opportunities for mutually negotiated engagement in paid consultancies, where appropriate. If NEDs are engaged in the operations through a consultancy, the organisational line management structure will need to be respected. The post holder will need to be able to visit the RJ4All office (South East London) and be a UK resident.

Terms and conditions of office

  • Appointments are made for 2 years and are renewable. 
  • Prior to appointment, the candidate must be an RJ4All member – an application can be submitted online via https://www.rj4all.info/membership 
  • Annual reviews will be carried out by the Chair and the Founder, looking at:
  • Attendance in the quarterly board meetings and away day (minimum 3 board meeting and the away day)
  • Active participation in board meetings and other strategic events
  • Delivery of the JD.
  • £50 honorarium per physical meeting (voluntary) to cover all expenses incurred in relation to the delivery of the JD including attending board meetings, travel and other administrative expenses
  • Minimum of one independent reference 
  • Completed all RJ4All paperwork including the safeguarding declaration, Companies House registration form and diversity form
  • A clear DBS check and no previous criminal convictions or bankruptcy declarations
  • Cleared from any actual conflicts of interest; declarations of any potential conflicts of interests (as per the RJ4All Conflict of Interest Policy).
  • Undertake within 6 months the CPD Certified RJ4All e-course “Induction to Restorative Justice” or provide evidence of knowledge about restorative justice https://rj4all.uk/online/courses/rjinduction/ 

Who are we looking for?

RJ4All is a fast-growing NGO with an impact that is recognised locally, nationally and internationally. Our last few years’ Impact Reports show not only the need for the work that we do, but also the gap that exists in the way we do it. This is through the restorative justice values of power sharing, dialogue and mutual respect for each other’s’ strengths, cultural traits and differences. We are looking for individuals who share our values, vision and ambition, and who want to join a diverse and passionate team that wants to improve society by addressing power abuse and promoting equality and human rights.

 

In addition to our international projects, we have recently become managers of the Rotherhithe Community Centre. This resulted in the undertaking of local services including poverty relief projects, a pantry, a helpline, sport and art classes. We are looking for individuals who can embrace our holistic approach to crime prevention and the relief of poverty, and who can support the executive Director in articulating, shaping and achieving the institute’s collective vision.

 

We are open to all kinds of applications including those that might not have strong academic background. We want a diverse RJ4All Board that consists of passionate individuals with a mixture of practical, research, academic as well as lived experiences. 

Tips and how to apply:

We expect this vacancy to be rather competitive and therefore we strongly advise you to read the Job Description and about the work that we do. Take the time to read our projects page as well as the background of our team. A short video narrated by the RJ4ll Founder and Director is also helpful. 

Applications are accepted only electronically by emailing T.Gavrielides@rj4all.org 

You will need to send us:

  1. Your CV 
  2. A cover letter addressing the JD and why you want to join our institute
  3. Completed Diversity Monitoring Form 

Please address your letter to the RJ4All Director and indicate in the subject of your email the vacancy that you are applying for. 

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