Investment Advisory Group (IAG) Member

Comic Relief is a leading, high profile charity which harnesses the power of entertainment to fundraise and uses such funds in support of its vision of a just world free from poverty. Comic Relief operates in accordance with the highest values, in a complicated political and societal environment.

The Investment Advisory Group (IAG) is the Comic Relief advisory group which advises on the implementation of the investment policy and monitors the investment portfolio. The IAG reports on such matters and recommends any changes to the Finance and Fundraising Committee. The IAG comprises Trustees and Independent Members.

Independent Members are appointed because they have skills, experience and qualities which facilitate good decision making and help ensure that the advisory group successfully discharges its responsibilities. 

The time commitment

The IAG meets 4 times annually with additional ad hoc meetings if required.

Person Specification 

It is expected that candidates should have the following characteristics:

  • current experience of making investment decisions

  • current experience of reviewing and monitoring an investment portfolio

  • up to date knowledge of the financial sector and the policies, laws and regulations pertaining to it

  • ability to perform an advisory ‘critical friend’ role with respect to all matters within the remit of this advisory group, including making recommendations to the Finance and Fundraising Committee.

  • first class communication and interpersonal skills

  • commitment to diversity and inclusion

  • commitment to Comic Relief’s mission to drive positive change through the power of entertainment and our vision of a just world free from poverty

Length of Appointment

The Independent Member initial term is three years or another term by agreement with the advisory group chair, subject to performance review.  This can be extended for a further three-year period and for a further period of three years after that (therefore up to a maximum of nine years from the date of appointment).

Inclusivity at Comic Relief

We recognise diversity and inclusion are a source of strength in achieving our mission. We therefore welcome everyone, trusting what makes us different brings creativity, styles and experiences to help us collectively do our best work. That’s regardless of your gender, age, race, disability, religion, sexual orientation, and cultural identity. We especially welcome those from under-represented groups in modern grant-making and fundraising. We are on a journey, but if you join our team you will be part of a community that is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where we want you to:

  • Be valued for being yourself

  • Do your best work, and be supported to break down barriers so you can succeed

  • Be heard, respected, and treated as an equal, whatever your level, experience or background

  • Be part of a team that is committed to making this happen – with our colleagues, partners, and contributors.

Comic Relief is committed to preventing and protecting all people from harm in their interactions with us. We expect all those that act in our name to uphold our approach to doing no harm.

Role posted - 2020-08-28T07:49:11Z 8:49am, 28th Aug 2020 BST

Start now, finish later

  • Your application will be reviewed blind, to ensure fairness
  • You'll need a CV/résumé, but it'll only be considered if you score well on blind review

Closes: 12:00pm, 27th Oct 2020 GMT

We'll email you a link to your application page so you can get back to it later.

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