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We're currently searching for a new Trustee and Advisors to join our UK Board!

We're now recruiting for a new Trustee with Finance and Accounting experience to join our UK Board as Treasurer.

 

We are also looking for a voluntary HR Advisor and a voluntary Legal Advisor who would like to help provide ad-hoc guidance to the UK Board, and support our growth in becoming one of the leading recycling organisations in East Africa.

You can read more on each role below...

UK TRUSTEE TREASURER ROLE

Summary

We’re looking for a new volunteer to join our UK Board of Trustees to advise and oversee the charity’s financial position and the conduct of its financial affairs. In this role, you’ll play a pivotal role in leading Eco Brixs alongside your fellow trustees, as the organisation works to tackle Uganda’s plastic problem whilst creating income opportunities for the community.

Role Description

As a trustee of a UK registered charity, you’ll make decisions with the other trustees in order to lead the organisation forward in fulfilling its mission, whilst also ensuring it fulfils its financial and accounting responsibilities.

We are currently transitioning through a period of growth and are looking for a new general member with financial experience to join the Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Trustee of the UK Board as we scale. Mainly, we’d like the candidate to bring new experience and perspective to our work.

 

However, experience in the following would be especially beneficial:

  • Accounting and Finance

  • Recycling industry and/or international development

  • Being a charity trustee (or working alongside trustees in a charity)

  • Scaling up a charity/start-up organisation​

What we need from you:

  • Advise and guidance on the charity’s financial position, reporting and accounts

  • Ensure appropriate accounting procedures are in place

  • Ensure the accounts are prepared and audited in the requisite manner (in line with the Charities Commission guidance) and advising the Board on best practice

  • Less than one hour a week ad-hoc contact time

  • Attend quarterly board meetings (via virtual means)

  • Willingness to work with your fellow trustees to make informed, collective decisions on strategic issues to further Eco Brixs’s goals

  • When you join, a willingness to take some time to familiarise yourself with Eco Brixs as an organisation and its governing documents

  • Ideas and a willingness to help support the team in further Eco Brixs's growth during your term

  • Work alongside the UK Trustees in partnership with the Ugandan NGO Board

HR ADVISOR & LEGAL ADVISOR

Summary

We’re looking for new volunteers to become HR and Legal Advisors to Eco Brixs UK and advise the UK Board of Trustees and Management. These roles would suit individuals who would like to be part of Eco Brixs but may not have the time to commit to being full-time Board members.

Legal Advisor

 

We are currently looking for a Legal Advisor to guide the UK Board and Executives on legal matters as we transition through a period of international growth. Mainly, we’d like a candidate with legal experience to bring a new perspective to our work.

 

However, experience in the following would be especially beneficial:

  • Charity Law

  • Social Enterprise and Impact Investment

  • International Development

  • Scaling up a charity/start-up organisation

 

What we are looking for guidance on:

  • Review and advise on the preparation of contracts and licenses across various areas of charitable, commercial and operational activity

  • Provide pragmatic advice on contracts, MoUs, donations, grants agreements, franchise agreements, and other legal matters with third parties

  • Advise on governance, regulation and best practice in accordance with legislative requirements of the Charity Commission and HMRC

  • Advise on financing and structuring, particularly given the international context of our work

HR Advisor

 

We are currently looking for a HR Advisor to guide the UK Board and Management on HR matters as we transition through a period of international growth. Mainly, we’d like a candidate with HR experience to bring a new perspective to our work.

 

However, experience in the following would be especially beneficial:

  • Charities and HR policy 

  • Social Enterprise

  • Volunteer Management

  • International development

  • Scaling up a charity/start-up organisation

 

What we are looking for guidance on:

  • Review and advise on employment contracts, ensuring that they are in line with legal requirements and best practice

  • Review and advise on HR policies and practices, ensuring the highest standards of governance in relation to recruitment, retention and performance 

  • Provide appropriate support and advice to the Trustees and Management on arising HR issues

  • Advise on volunteer management

  • Support the Board in developing an HR strategy for the organisation with objectives which can be monitored 

Who are Eco Brixs?

 

Our Mission:

“To create green, environmentally friendly, sustainable solutions to lift people out of abject poverty in Uganda.”

Eco Brixs is a UK registered charity that tackles plastic pollution and high unemployment in marginalised communities across rural Uganda. Eco Brixs collects, processes and recycles plastic waste into marketable products using innovative technology whilst creating green jobs for marginalised communities. Since 2017, Eco Brixs has recycled over 350 tonnes of plastic, created 3,000 job opportunities and received a double nomination for The Earthshot Prize.

 

Alongside this, the Eco Brixs specialises in disability employment and providing education programmes for the next generation of school pupils to learn about the importance of environmental protection and plastic pollution.

This is made possible by the collaboration of the UK Charity working in partnership with an Uganda NGO (by the same name).

 

To learn more about Eco Brixs, you can review our About Us page.

Interested? What's next?

If you feel you have something to offer a fast-growing, medium-sized charity that is tackling Uganda’s plastic problem whilst empowering thousands of people through income opportunities, we’d love to hear from you!

 

Please send us your CV and 1-page cover letter outlining your suitability for the role. Email it to: gee@ecobrixs.org. Applications close on Friday 7th May at 17:00 UK time.

 

We can't wait to hear from you! :)