The need to increase diversity on charity boards is widely acknowledged. Research by the Charity Commission in 2017 found that 7 out of 10 trustees are men and the median age of charity trustees is 61 years.
We know that bringing together trustees with a range of skills, experiences, and perspectives can deliver multiple benefits and a lot of charities have set targets to improve diversity on their boards. But how do you make those targets a reality?
In this webinar, Carla Whalen looks at how charities can take pro-active steps to build more diverse and inclusive boards while also complying with their legal duties under the Equality Act 2010.
Carla is a senior associate in the charity team. She assists clients with HR matters including:
- employment status and IR35
- staff handbooks, policies and procedures
- employment contracts, consultancy agreements and volunteer agreements
- flexible working and family rights including maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave
- performance at work and absence management
- staff disputes, disciplinary and grievance processes
- safeguarding reports and investigations
- discrimination, victimisation, harassment, bullying and whistleblowing issues
- organisational change, restructures, mergers, redundancies and TUPE (the Transfer of Undertakings Regulations)
- termination, unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal, breach of contract and settlement agreements