The Joseph Rotblat Memorial Trust is looking for a new trustee. Could this be you?
What is the Trust?
The Joseph Rotblat Memorial Trust (JRMT) is a charitable organisation, whose goals include the advancement of education about international peace, environmental sustainability, and the social responsibility of scientists.
Sir Joseph Rotblat, the nuclear physicist and peace advocate, was one of the original trustees. Rotblat donated his share of the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize to the Trust, which has henceforth provided grants in support of education, research, and to help scientists attend international conferences relating to peace and security. The trustees also sensibly manage the Trust’s capital, so that it can sustainably pursue its objectives over many years.
To learn more about the Trust, visit: britishpugwash.org/joseph-rotblat-memorial-trust/
Becoming a trustee
JRMT is looking to recruit additional members to its Board in 2021. These are important roles that help ensure the trust is managed effectively, evolves to meet new challenges, pursues its objectives creatively, and works in the spirit of Sir Joseph Rotblat and the Pugwash movement he co-founded.
JRMT is keen to embrace a wide variety of backgrounds, skillsets and levels of experience.
- Attend an Annual General Meeting, plus ad hoc meetings (rarely more than 1 per year)
- Review and contribute feedback on grant applications
- Support the Treasurer in ensuring any monies are invested or spent wisely
- Ensure that all trust activities contribute to its charitable objectives, especially when working with non-charities (eg. NGOs, governments, campaigners etc.)
Charity Commission guidance on the role of a trustee is at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/charity-trustee-whats-involved
The Trust and British Pugwash
The Joseph Rotblat Memorial Trust (a charity) and British Pugwash (a non-charity and membership group) are legally separate organisations but have always had a close relationship and share similar objectives.
The trust supports British Pugwash through various grants made for the latter’s activities that fall within the charitable objectives of the Trust. The two organisations stay in regular communication to ensure mutually-beneficial but proper support for each other’s work.
For more info on the history and relationship between the two, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org