***THIS JOB VACANCY HAS NOW CLOSED***
The League of Remembrance has supported Armed Forces veterans and their families for over 100 years now. At the outset we supported the widows of those who never returned from the Great War, finding them useful volunteer employment in Central War Hospital Supply Depots, and later in our own workrooms, making medical dressings and supplies. This gave them a purpose in life, and an opportunity to gain new skills and, at a time when support from the state was extremely limited, much-needed financial stability through the grants-in-aid we awarded. We call these volunteers Remembrance Workers, in order that they, through their work, provided an enduring memory and recognition of those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their nation.
Over time, we extended our support to encompass all veterans who have served with our Forces of the Crown; their widows, spouses and dependents; and retired nursing staff.
Today, our Remembrance Workers deliver volunteer services in a variety of hospitals and other social institutions, mainly in Greater London, but with a presence also in Bucks and Essex. This service to the community maintains and improves individual health and wellbeing, offers companionship and social interaction, and provides valuable community support at a time when the nation is rebuilding post-pandemic. We call our charitable model:
‘Helping People, To Help Themselves, By Helping Others’
The League comprises up to eight Trustees, a third of whom which are put up for election, on a rolling basis, at our Annual General Meeting, and collectively they are known as the Council. There are 3 Council (Board) meetings each year, one of which is held in parallel with our AGM, and these normally take place in January, July and November. Trustees are also expected to attend at least one of the two social events we hold each year, normally in September and January, where we take the opportunity to meet and thank our Remembrance Workers, and to share knowledge and experiences.
We are now seeking Trustees who can help deliver, and expand, the work of The League of Remembrance and, in particular, candidates with entrepreneurial and business experience who can help us explore, and maximise, our options for new sources of earned income.
- To help formulate and regularly review the strategic aims of the organisation; and to ensure that the policy and practices of the organisation are in keeping with its aims.
- To ensure that the organisation functions within the legal and financial requirements of a charitable organisation and strives to achieve best practice.
- To provide scrutiny and support to the executive and management team.
- To be an ambassador for the League of Remembrance.
- To fulfil such other duties and assignments as may be required from time to time by the Council.
Equality and Diversity
We are committed to the promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and this extends to our trustees and volunteers. As a strong advocate of equal opportunities, we are committed to take positive measures to recruit people from under-represented groups, and we actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds who may bring different perspectives.
How To Apply
To apply please provide a CV and covering letter, addressed to the Chair of the League of Remembrance, indicating why you are interested in us, and the difference you would be able to make. Please submit to the Secretary of the League by email at email@example.com.
Alternatively, if you would first like further information, or to speak about the role, please contact Maj Rob Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing Date For Applications: 1 Nov 2022