Head of Operations & Governance
Medical Research Foundation
Posted 1 month ago
Does anyone know whether there is anything to prevent an employee serving as the 'President' of a charity? The scenario is that the Founder of the Charity is retiring from the Charity and is taking an honorary role as President, which is intended as a figure-head role without any decision-making or responsibility attached to it. However, it has been agreed that he will continue as a part-time employee for one year (2 days a week) to generate fundraising leads and raising the charity profile.
In my research, I have not found anything that expressly prohibits this but I could be overlooking something completely. As a matter of best practice, we would ensure there were two separate role descriptions for the paid and unpaid roles.
I would be grateful if anyone has any advice on this, have they encountered this before.