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Non Executive Director

Location: Newcastle

Salary: £3,204 pa + Expenses

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Job ID: 166852

Newcastle-based Shared Interest is an ethical investment organisation, aiming to alleviate poverty by helping people in remote and disadvantaged communities to trade and earn a living.


The organisation brings together 11,500 investors to achieve a common goal, with their collective investments used to provide loans and credit facilities, to ensure that farmers and artisans are paid on time and fairly.


Finance supports Fair Trade products such as coffee; fresh fruit, nuts, and cocoa as well as handicrafts such as weaved baskets and furniture. In excess of 20% of Shared Interest finance helps cocoa farmers.


In 2018, Shared Interest made financial payments totalling £62.9 million to 363 organisations in 63 countries.


The organisation is now seeking to recruit a Main Board Non-Executive Director (2 roles)


Shared Interest is looking for exceptional individuals to join the Board who have significant commercial experience at executive level. Candidates will have a genuine interest in the work they do and in promoting the organisation. Successful candidates will join their Board and bring their commercial perspective and technical experience to advise the organisation. They are specifically looking for candidates with skills and expertise in:


  • Environmental

  • Social or Commercial Lending

  • Venture Capital


Candidates must be able to commit to 12 days per annum.


Please send your CV in the first instance to Therese Liddle, Chief Executive at NRG via sharedinterest@nrgplc.com


Shared Interest is committed to Equal Opportunities, recognises Diversity and welcomes applications from all ages, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds. Any disabled candidate who meets the essential criteria for the post will be guaranteed an interview.


Duration: Initial term of three years


Closing date for applications – 30th March 2019