Trustee Opening – Fundraising Expert

Imara has an exciting opportunity for someone, with funding experience, to join our charity as a trustee. Could it be you?

Imara is an early intervention service providing a valued service to children and teenagers after they have spoken out about sexual abuse. Are you someone who would bring a flair for raising funds to our innovative charity, supporting Imara in our work empowering children, young people and families to recover from sexual abuse?

We are at a key moment in our growth and development and would warmly welcome someone to help us flourish and grow.

We are looking for someone to join our newly formed Board of Trustees, who has the vision to take us forward confidently into the future by bringing in secure and sustainable funding from diverse sources.

We are committed to creating a service that is accessible to diverse communities in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and thus particularly interested in hearing from a wide variety of applicants. You do not need to have previous experience of being a Trustee as we will provide induction and training.      

One of our trustees joins in the creative fun at our Imara Open Day

 Your skills and experience:

  • Enthusiasm and experience in writing successful funding bids
  • Confidence and ability to develop Imara’s fundraising strategy for the next five years
  • Networking skills to build partnerships with local businesses

What you will be doing:

  • Mentoring and working alongside fellow trustees, staff and volunteers motivating and enthusing others to build our funding programme
  • Increasing our unrestricted reserves, building capacity to remain flexible and responsive to our client’s needs beyond statutory and grant aided funding.

What you will gain:

  • A sense of purpose and happiness, allowing you to develop skills in a new way
  • Involvement in a passionate, committed team, who think out of the box and make things happen
  • Expertise working within the charitable sector
  • Training in being a trustee; opportunities to attend external fundraising training

What you will commit to:

  • Joining the Trustees at a monthly board meeting, hearing updates from the team, providing advice and governance and thinking strategically about the charity and its direction
  • Offering 4-8 hours per month working more directly alongside key staff members e.g. supporting and editing funding bids; networking with our partners; mentoring staff and volunteers
  • Participation in occasional fundraising events, open days, trustee training, working groups
  • Uphold our values of: empowerment; compassion; acceptance; commitment and integrity

Service user joins in with our Small Charity Week event

Clay animals made by clients during a girls group, around the fire at St Anns Allotments Community Orchard

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please take a look around the rest of the website and our YouTube videos to get a feel for what we do. If you are interested please contact:

Cath Wakeman, Director, tel: 07503516752;

We will then send you a recruitment pack and an application form.

One of our Interns from the University of Nottingham internship scheme tells Small Charities Week what she thinks of Imara. Behind her you can see the information about the Imara wellness packs that we have been able to offer to clients following successful application to Gem’s Cash For Kids.