Chair needed Blackdown Pre-School

Chair needed Blackdown Pre-School

At a glance


  • Financial management
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Strategic mentoring / coaching
  • Change management
  • HR


Camberley, GU16 6SY
Mainly at home
Travel limit? Volunteers should live within 25 miles of the pre-school


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month, 1-3 hours / week or 3-7 hours / week
There are 3 committee meetings and an AGM once a year. Additional help required when renegotiating lease & with financial and succession planning.

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Blackdown Pre-School is an Ofsted registered term-time only early years provider located in Deepcut is looking for a Chair to help us navigate business elements of running the pre-school.

What will you be doing?

We are currently seeking dedicated individuals to join our Board of Trustees as the Chair and be part of the CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation) committee. This committee plays a key role in ensuring we can continue to positively provide early years services and support to local families. As the Chair of Trustees, you will lead a team in directing the strategic progression of the charity, ensuring financial security, and navigating business, management, or governance issues as they arise.

Key Areas of Expertise Needed:

  • Finance
  • Human Resources (HR)
  • Forward Business Planning
  • Grant Applications
  • Marketing
  • Policy Reviews and Governance Procedures
  • Succession Planning

Chair Role: The Chair will ideally:

  • Lead the Board of Trustees and ensure the effective governance of the charity.
  • Work closely with the staff manager and other trustees to implement strategic plans.
  • Ensure that the board's decisions are acted upon and that the organization remains financially secure.
  • Oversee policy reviews and updates, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Support fundraising efforts and represent the pre-school in the community.
  • Assist in establishing a new team, ensuring efficient teamwork.
  • Help streamline processes and improve record-keeping practices.

If you have experience in Finance, HR, business planning, or any of the other key areas listed, and you are passionate about contributing to the success of Blackdown Pre-School, we would love to hear from you.

Who Can Apply:

  • You do NOT need experience in Early Years or childcare provision. Our professional staff are the experts in these areas.
  • The role is subject to suitability checks by Ofsted and a DBS check to ensure the safety and well-being of the children.

What are we looking for?

We are ideally looking for someone with a business/HR background, though would consider experience in the following areas if you have a particular attention to the detail:

  • Finance: We are particularly in need of a Treasurer with financial and accounting skills. Your role will involve assisting with financial planning and management, budgeting, and ensuring robust governance around financial matters.
  • Human Resources (HR)
  • Forward Business Planning
  • Grant Applications
  • Marketing
  • Policy Reviews and Governance Procedures
  • Succession Planning


What difference will you make?

Our mission is to provide a nurturing and educational environment for young children, fostering their growth and development during these critical early years.Why Early Years Matter: The early years of a child’s life are critical for their development and shape their lives for years to come. By joining our board, you will contribute to a cause that has a lasting impact on the community and future generations.

You will:

  • Make a meaningful impact in the community by supporting early childhood education.
  • Share your skills, time, and ideas with others.
  • Gain experience in governance and management of a charitable organization.
  • Learn about early years education and contribute to the development of a strong approach as we evolve alongside the government’s planned expansion of the early years childcare system.

Join us in shaping a brighter future for the children of Deepcut and the surrounding areas.


Before you apply

Please contact us via Reach with any questions and let us know why you think you would make a good addition to the Board of Trustees.

  • Children / families
  • Education
  • Young people
  • Organisation type: 

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