Become a Volunteer! Lively Minds is looking for a HR Trustee, Enhance your Skills Working Remotely

About us

Lively Minds is an award-winning NGO working in Ghana and Uganda to get quality Early Childhood Development to last-mile communities. We see parents as the key lever for change. We train and empower marginalised parents to run educational Play Schemes for all the 3-6 year olds in their community and to provide better care at home, using their own resources. The programme is implemented and delivered by local government staff, leveraging and strengthening existing personnel, systems, resources, and infrastructure.

The programme is currently operating in over 3000 rural communities across Ghana and Uganda, where it has empowered over 100,000 parents and is reaching 220,000 children a year. We are now scaling nationally in Ghana, so that every rural child can benefit from the programme and in addition we plan to move in to at least one new country in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2026 and to influence ECD practices, policies and investment globally.

We are a bold and agile organisation. We are determined to make a lasting and transformative impact in the hardest to reach areas, and to do so in an innovative and sustainable way that centres communities and parents at the front of the solution.

About the role

Lively Minds are looking to appoint an exceptional HR Trustee to advance the organisation through an exciting phase of growth and evolution.

All trustees share key governance duties: ensuring the organisation meets it’s legal and financial requirements and manages its resources responsibly. Key activities for the HR Trustee include:

  • Participating in quaterly trustee meetings : these take place remotely and last around 2 hours
  • Chair the Remuneration Committee: these will take place bi-annually remotely and will last around 2 hours each
  • Provide ad hoc guidance or support on technical HR issues (for example joining interview panels for senior hires, providing guidance on complex employee relations cases)
  • Supporting the organisation’s Head of HR on key HR policies including recruitment, eqaulities and localisation, pay and remuneration, and performance management.
  • The Trustee will also have the opportunity to visit our programmes in Ghana and Uganda.

Please note that this Trustee role does not attract any remuneration.

Our ideal candidate…

  • Is an experienced HR leader or COO with responsibility for the HR function. Preferably with NGO experience and experience of scaling.
  • Lives in sub–Saharan Africa. Ideally with networks across a number of different Sub-Saharan African countries that can support our expansion goals
  • Is passionate about community development and equity
  • Shares our organisational values
  • Is growth-minded and open to new ideas and ways of working.

How to apply

If this sounds like you, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]. The cover letter should be a maximum of two pages and outline how you meet the role requirements. Closing date30 Apr 2024

Lively Minds is fully committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. Due to the current membership of the Board, for this role we are specifically seeking candidates based in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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