Opportunities


Trustee Vacancies

As a recently formed charity, Agile Rabbit is appointing trustees. Each trustee has experience and expertise relevant to a responsibility or area of importance to us.


Journalism / Events Trustee

Agile Rabbit is recruiting a trustee with expertise in either events, broadcasting, or journalism and a keen interest in some of the topics of our events: global affairs, culture, and science. This role requires experience of programming ideas-type events or in another area that requires similar skills – this might be radio production, presenting, print journalism, television, or producing web-content and other information media.

Agile Rabbit does not expect much regular time commitment, but the charity will require its trustees to attend meetings 2 to 4 times a year, provide occasional advice by telephone and email, and help intermittently on relevant projects.

Its directors are also open to working on projects suggested by trustees.

Meeting locations will be rotated to suit the charity’s trustees, including online. It is hoped trustees will all meet in person at least once a year. The aim is that meetings should be efficient and sociable – they could be on the same day as an Agile Rabbit public event.

Person Specification

  • Good, independent judgement
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Willingness to speak their mind
  • Available to staff for advice and enquiries on an ad hoc basis
  • Understanding of the production of live events and information media
  • Experience of programming ideas-type events or in another area that requires similar skills – this might be radio production, presenting, print journalism, television, or producing web-content and other information media

Applicants should apply by CV and accompanying letter to contact@agile-rabbit.com by 17 April 2021


Financial Trustee

This role requires experience and strategic understanding of all financial aspects of a charity to guide the other trustees and supervise the directors of this young organisation.

Agile Rabbit does not expect much regular time commitment, but it will be necessary to advise on – and sometimes help with – implementing systems in the first year. Beyond that, the charity will require its trustees to attend meetings 2 to 4 times a year, provide occasional advice by telephone and email, and help intermittently on relevant projects.

This may include:

  • Maintaining an overview of the charity’s financial affairs by helping its directors produce Budgets, Accounts and Financial Statements.
  • Ensuring its financial viability by advising on the financial implications of the Agile Rabbit’s strategic plans
  • Checking appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place
  • Keeping the directors and trustees informed about its financial duties and responsibilities
  • Cogently presenting the accounts at the AGM
  • Ensuring that the accounts are prepared and disclosed in the form required by funders and the relevant statutory bodies, e.g. The Charity Commission
  • Advising on relevant sections of grant application

Its directors are also open to working on projects suggested by trustees.

Meeting locations will be rotated to suit the charity’s trustees, including online. It is hoped trustees will all meet in person at least once a year. The aim is that meetings should be efficient and sociable – they could be on the same day as an Agile Rabbit public event.

Person Specification

  • Good, independent judgement
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Willingness to speak their mind
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
  • Financial qualifications and experience
  • Some experience of charity finance, fundraising and pension schemes
  • The skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences
  • Willingness to be available to staff for advice and enquiries on an ad hoc basis

Applicants should apply by CV and accompanying letter to contact@agile-rabbit.com by 17 April 2021


Legal Trustee

Agile Rabbit would like to appoint a trustee with expertise in legal matters.

Agile Rabbit does not expect much time commitment, but does require its trustees to attend meetings 2 to 4 times a year, provide occasional advice by telephone and email, and help intermittently on relevant projects. 

This may include: 

  • Undertaking a lead role for the Board of Trustees and Directors on all matters associated with the legal aspects of the organisation
  • Provide guidance on the obligations of Agile Rabbit as a registered charity
  • Ensure trustees meet their legal obligations 
  • Help inform the organisation’s strategic plans
  • Acting as a critical friend to Agile Rabbit
  • Ensuring that the organisation complies with GDPR, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
  • Safeguarding the good name and values of the organisation

Its directors are also open to working on projects suggested by trustees.

In this period, meetings will be exclusively online. Normally, meeting locations will be rotated to suit the charity’s trustees, including online. It is hoped trustees will all meet in person at least once a year. The aim is that meetings should be efficient and sociable – they could be on the same day as an Agile Rabbit public event.

Person Specification

  • Legal experience and education
  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
  • Good, independent judgement
  • A willingness to speak their mind
  • Ability to think creatively
  • A keen interest or experience in the topics of our events: global affairs, culture, and science

Applicants should apply by CV and accompanying letter to contact@agile-rabbit.com by 17 April 2021


DEI Trustee

Agile Rabbit would like to appoint a trustee who can support us in creating equitable and diverse cultures in our organisation. This trustee will have experience of putting their Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) expertise into practice through public events or in a comparable area of work, such as journalism or education. This is to ensure Agile Rabbit events are open, accessible, and benefit the public. Currently, each trustee has experience relevant to a responsibility or area of work. This particular role requires strategic understanding of how to create inclusive cultures throughout the organisation and its events. It is important to Agile Rabbit that thinking in this area is not gestural or for PR, but has a palpable effect on what we do.

Agile Rabbit does not expect much time commitment, but does require its trustees to attend meetings 2 to 4 times a year, provide occasional advice by telephone and email, and help intermittently on relevant projects. 

Its directors are also open to working on projects suggested by trustees.

This may include:

  • Undertaking a lead role for the Board of Trustees on all matters associated with DEI
  • Inform the organisation’s strategic plans through the lense of DEI
  • Acting as a critical friend to Agile Rabbit  
  • Ensuring that the organisation applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its charitable objects for the benefit of the public
  • The Charity Governance Code published an updated DEI principle in 2020.  Use this resource to support trustees to create inclusive cultures:
    • Define how DEI are important for Agile Rabbit
    • Monitor and measure how well the charity is doing. 

Meeting locations will be rotated to suit the charity’s trustees, including online. It is hoped trustees will all meet in person at least once a year. The aim is that meetings should be efficient and sociable – they could be on the same day as an Agile Rabbit public event.

Person Specification

  • Expertise on diversity, equity,  and inclusion
  • Clear experience on applying this expertise in public events or an equivalent discipline
  • Good, independent judgement
  • A willingness to speak their mind
  • Ability to think creatively and analytically
  • A keen interest or experience in the topics of our events: global affairs, culture, and science
  • An understanding of the responsibilities of a charity trustee

Applicants should apply by CV and accompanying letter to contact@agile-rabbit.com by 17 April 2021