Board Member

Location Hong Kong
Discipline: Board members / Advisors
Job type: Volunteer
Contact name: Mathew Gollop

Contact email: mat@connectedgroup.com
Job ref: FEA-BoD-R4G
Published: 20 days ago

​FEA Vision & Mission

At Fair Employment Agency (FEA) we believe forced labour is a solvable world problem. FEA aims to disrupt the domestic worker industry with our ethical recruitment model and influence other players to change their recruitment practices. By doing this, we will make migrant recruitment work better for everyone and end the forced labor of migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong.

FEA (https://www.fairagency.org/) is part of the Fair Employment Foundation (https://www.fairgroup.org/)

Role of the Board

The Board will support the work of the FEA Team and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by the FEA General Manager, the Board-GM relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Specific Board Member responsibilities include:

  • Serving as an advisor to the GM as they develop and implement FEA’s strategic plan.

  • Reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings.

  • Reviewing results and metrics created by FEA for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics.

  • Approving FEA’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities.

  • Contributing to an annual performance evaluation of the GM.

  • Assisting the GM and Board Chair in identifying and recruiting other suitable Board Members.

  • Partnering with the GM and other Board Members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out.

  • Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments.

  • Representing FEA to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization.

  • Ensuring FEA’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities we serve.

Board Member Qualifications

Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. Their accomplishments will allow them to attract other well-qualified, high-performing Board Members.

Ideal Board Member candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Commitment to the mission of the organization.

  • A commitment to and understanding of FEA’s beneficiaries, preferably based on experience.

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of FEA’s beneficiaries.

  • Currently operating with 3 active board members and 1 advisor, we have identified the following professional skills that should add value to the overall structure, a successful applicant will likely possess at least one;

    • Business technology insights - strategy and tactics for implementing technology to improve processes and increase efficiency

    • Marketing & communications - strategic and creative insights and crisis management capability

    • Legal or HR exposure with a strong employment law focus to help advise and potentially advocate on regulatory issues.

Please note that service on the FEA Board of Directors is without remuneration.

To be considered, please click 'apply' or you can e-mail our recruitment panel lead - Mathew Gollop at mat@connectedgroup.com