The Supervisory Board
The Supervisory Board (Raad van Toezicht) of VSO Netherlands has a supervisory role on policy and performance of the organisation and can give advice on all subjects. The Supervisory Board consists of a Chair and 4 members. They meet at least 4 times a year and at least once a year they meet with the Works Council.
VSO Netherlands is seeking to appoint 2 capable individuals to join the current Supervisory Board, adding value to the organization in terms of expertise, network and profile. Join us as a Supervisory Board Member and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.
To complement the current composition of the Supervisory Board the 2 new Supervisory Board Members should have strong skills, experience (over 10 years) and knowledge in at least one of the areas below:
- Fundraising and Marketing; Public fundraising and increasing our brand profile is a continuous goal for VSO Netherlands. VSO seeks to engage a board member with expertise in this field who can supervise this part of the work in particular and add to its future development.
- Organisational Development – Finance; VSO is going through a process of change and in all its operations, seeks to maintain a high level of financial management and control. We seek to engage a board member with specific expertise in organisational development and especially financial management who can add to the work on financial management and interaction with the director and accountant.
Responsibilities of the board
- Provide mentorship and guidance to VSO Netherlands and specifically its director on the development of strategies
- Support networking and fundraising at a strategic and practical level
- Contribute actively to the Supervisory Board Member role in giving strategic direction, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets
- Ensure that VSO complies with its memorandum and articles of association, charity law, company law and other relevant legislation and regulations
- Safeguard the reputation and values of VSO
- Ensure the effective and efficient administration of VSO and its financial stability
- Appoint the chief executive and monitor her or his performance
- Use any specific knowledge, experience, expertise or perspective to help the board reach sound decisions
- Serve on sub-committees of the Board
Supervisory Board Member Specification
The Supervisory Board consists of persons whom are expected to feel committed to development cooperation and poverty reduction. Supervisory Board Members should possess understanding or experience of operating within a board in a charitable, public or private sector organisation.
They should also demonstrate:
- A commitment to VSO’s mission, values and objectives
- An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of a Supervisory Board
- A proven track record of integrity, sound judgement and effective decision making
- A track record of commitment to promoting equality and diversity
- Experience of building and sustaining relationships with key stakeholders and colleagues to achieve organisational objectives