Ethical Reading Director – Volunteer Role

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We are looking for seasoned, hands-on, dynamic senior leaders who are passionate about the role of ethics in business and broader society and wants to make a difference locally. We are looking to extend the leadership team and are seeking people interested in becoming a Board Director to help us grow and develop to the next stage.


Ethical Reading exists to help organisations in Reading and their teams do the right thing by each other, the wider community and the environment and to thrive in the process. It is all about encouraging people to take a compassionate, respectful and responsible approach when making decisions at every level from the board room to everyday interactions.

As this is a volunteer role, it may be particularly suited to a retired senior professional / senior manager or someone working part-time. The successful candidate will join as a volunteer and work alongside the existing team. Nomination to the Board is dependent on engagement and performance over a jointly agreed period.

We have opportunities in several areas including fundraising, programme management, marketing, admin & operations, people & culture and governance.

As a Board Director your work will include the following activities:

  • Strategic planning
  • Proposing, leading and developing programmes and initiatives
  • Managing budgets and forecasting
  • Liaising with the our partners, supporters and collaborators at CxO level
  • Business development
  • Managing volunteers
  • Using social media to spread key messages

What’s in it for you?

Volunteering with Ethical Reading is a great opportunity for you to make a positive impact locally and support our work across our programmes and initiatives such as Trees for Reading and Ethics in Education. It’s also a chance to give something back and apply your experience and skills and help make Reading a better place to live and work.

Support given:

  • Volunteer induction and coaching
  • Regular meetings with “buddy” Director
  • Training on Ethical Reading (Microsoft) systems
  • Volunteers social meetups

Skills & Experience Required:

  • Seasoned senior manager with 10+ years management experience
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Understanding of the role ethics plays in business life
  • Comfortable using a PC, and online office tools including email.

Time Commitment:

Depends on the role


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