Chair of Trustees

Chair of Trustees

Trustee/Governor
J97428
At a glance

Skills

  • Business development / Sales
  • Strategic development and planning
  • General / operations management
  • Management consultancy

Where

London, NW1 8NJ
Remote opportunity

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month or 1-3 hours / week
For the first few months we will need more support (maybe 4-6 hours a month), and then after that we will just require 3 hours a month.

Deadline

31 Jul 2024

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Every Future Foundation, an established anti-racism youth charity dedicated to eradicating racism by educating the next generation, is looking for a Chair of Trustees.

 

 

 

What will you be doing?

Our Activities

 Every Future Foundation delivers impactful anti-racism interventions targeting London Boroughs with high rates of racist and Islamophobic hate crimes. Our core services include: 

 

  • Student Programme: Targets all ethnicities to increase understanding of racism, enhance racial empathy, and educate on combating racism. 
  • CPD Teacher Training: Equips teachers with skills to address racism and intolerance. 
  • Activism Academy: Inspires young leaders with lessons on leadership and activism. 

     

ABOUT THE ROLE

Strategic Leadership: 

  • Reviewing and supporting the creation of our 3-year plan - including: 
    • Identifying new income streams to increase our income by 300% in the 3 year period, ideally moving away from dependence on grants & trusts.
    • Exploring new routes to market for our educator training offering to boost systemic impact and income generation (e.g. partnerships with Universities, teacher training orgs, headteacher training orgs, routes to market that aren’t through schools) 
    • Supporting with a change in management - with a shift from a full-time CEO to either 2 x Co-CEOs or onboarding a new COO or partnerships manager. Including supporting with the recruitment and onboarding of the new position. 

       

Line Management Support 

  • Monthly 1-2-1's with our CEO/Director to support with strategy, financial health of the organisation and any ad-hoc challenges that the organisation might be experiencing. 

     

Other Duties: 

  • Chairing our Trustee meetings held 6 times a year – and improving how effective these meetings are. 
  • Facilitate informed decision-making and collaboration among Trustees. 

     

Term & Commitments

Appointment for a 3-year term.

The first 2 months will be a commitment of 4-5 hours a month with an ongoing 3 hour monthly commitment

What are we looking for?

PERSON SPECIFICATION 

Personal Qualities: 

  • A strong understanding of business or non-profit strategy, including experience in creating strategic plans and financial strategies. 
  • Experience in exploring different routes to market for similar products. 
  • A strong understanding of how to successfully diversify income streams (preferably from a non-profit perspective). 
  • Motivation and passion to lead the organisation through a period of growth with a target of 300% in 3 years. 
  • Experience with recruitment and onboarding new staff. 
  • A passion and commitment to anti-racism and racial equity. 

Knowledge and Skills: 

  • Preferable experience in social entrepreneurship. 
  • Broad understanding of business strategy, growth and navigating the growth from a small to a medium-sized organisation. 
  • Strong leadership and financial management

What difference will you make?

We are a small but passionate and enthusiastic team that works tirelessly to achieve our mission to eradicate all forms of racism from the UK.

We have never had a chair of trustees so onboarding a really effective Chair will hugely support the organisation in growing from a tiny foundation to a medium-sized organisation. In the (almost) 3 years we have been running we have made huge amounts of impact and the team has worked incredibly hard. We are now at a point where we are trying to become more robust as an organisation and build on what we have achieved to create a solid foundation for sustainable and long term change.

Before you apply

  1. Please provide a cover letter detailing why you are interested in this role and your relevant experience.
  2. The initial interview will be an informal chat with our Director on Zoom, or can be held at our office in Camden.
  3. There may be a second stage interview with the other trustees, which will also be held on Zoom.
Causes
  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    Every Future Foundation is an established anti-racism youth charity dedicated to challenging institutional racism and prejudices by educating the next generation and equipping them with the skills...