One Ark Ltd is a growing social investment charity launched in 2013. We secure funding and investment and work with partners to deliver services which provide life-changing opportunities to people in Knowsley, its surrounding communities and the wider North West.
Our focus is developing programmes that solve social problems and change people’s lives, targeted at three core areas:
Creating sustainable employment with business growth as a key catalyst
Helping people get a foot on the property ladder and maintain a sustainable place to live
People are the cornerstone of every One Ark project. We value our partners, customers and communities and we’re passionate about investing in opportunity.
Since its launch in October 2016 our £4m ‘Invest for Impact’ fund has already approved £2.5m to 23 social organisations across the North West. The investments made to date are predicted to achieve a wide range of social value in excess of £32m including:
Creation of 21 jobs and 10 apprenticeships
1,400 people engaged in social or financial inclusion
This is not the only fund that we administer. For example, One Ark recently became a Reach Fund provider, offering grant funding to help enable organisations to become investment ready. We are already making considerable headway in being recognised as a prominent provider of funding into the social sector and our ambition is to considerably expand the funds we administer.
We are looking to recruit two new Board Members. These roles will suit a range of individuals from varied backgrounds who have the personal and professional impact to be a strong ambassador for our organisation, who will celebrate our achievements, spot ways to improve what we already do, and identify and evaluate new opportunities. To ensure a balanced board, we are looking for skills/ experience in the following areas:
Financial management and risk management
Social investment expertise
Any appointment will initially be for a short fixed term period of 6/12 months pending the wider Governance review of the First Ark Group as a whole, which is currently ongoing. There may be the opportunity to extend the appointments dependent upon the outcome of the review. Remuneration is £810 per annum plus expenses.
To apply for these positions please email your CV and a brief personal statement of your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org by 19th July 2018.