Our partner APLE is looking for new trustees

Could you be a trustee for APLE (Addressing Poverty with Lived Experience)?

We’re pleased to share this invitation from the APLE Collective (who work in partnership with Church Action on Poverty on projects like this year’s ‘Dignity For All’ conference):

This is an exciting opportunity in inclusive governance. APLE is a national collective of individuals and organisations with lived experience of poverty. Our aim is to create a sustainable, grassroots network across the UK to raise awareness of poverty, challenge the stigma surrounding it and contributing to its eradication. As a network we promote the voices of those with lived experience of poverty and we work collaboratively with others to influence change.

Our Partners: Good Things Foundation, Ada Lovelace Institute, Trussell Trust, APPG Poverty. APPG Data Poverty

  • Over the past six months we have been preparing APLE members with lived experience of poverty to become APLE trustees. We are looking for people new to APLE to join them. We welcome expressions of interest from individuals who are able to make a real contribution to the APLE Collective through their skills and experience. We are particularly keen to hear from people who have:
  • a strong background in fundraising/income generation;
  • HR;
  • policy development.

We are looking for people who are:

  • Committed to our vision, mission, and values.
  • Able to dedicate the necessary time and effort to carry out the trustee responsibility effectively (1 day per month)
  • Through your knowledge, experience and expertise be able to support the guidance relating to operational needs and future financial sustainability of the Collective.
  • Values-driven and lead by example.
  • A strong team player who can work with other trustees to make decisions collectively to advance the best interests of the APLE Collective.
  • Informed – has some understanding of governance and the legal duties of a charity.

If you would like any further information or would like an expression of interest form, please contact Tracey Herrington  or visit the APLE Collective website.

The closing date for this position is 30 October 2023.

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