Three trustees to join board to help families gain confidence and hope

Three trustees to join board to help families gain confidence and hope

Trustee/Governor
J96612
At a glance

Skills

  • Digital and IT strategy
  • Project management / Product owner
  • Software and web development
  • Web design (including UX/UI)
  • Business development / Sales
  • Fundraising strategy
  • Social care / Counselling

Where

London, SE1 4YR
Mainly at home, or remote opportunity.
Travel limit? No specific limit, expenses covered for the few in person requirements.

Time

Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week

Deadline

17 Jun 2024

For families facing tough times, a holiday is a much-needed break from the day to day, giving space and time to breathe, think differently. It's essential for building wellbeing and hope for the future, especially when the present is challenging.

What will you be doing?

At Family Holiday Charity we’ve got an ambitious strategy over the next few years which will see us expand our services for families, develop our influencing work with the travel industry and government, and evolve our ways of working so that we can accept and use donated accommodation, travel, and other services at scale to give families who really need it a holiday. 

To help us do all that we’ll need the guidance, challenge, connections, and support of all our Trustees. Given our goals, we’re particularly looking to add the following professional skills and experiences to our team.

  • Developing digital products, tools and/or services.
  • Directly supporting children and/or families on an ongoing basis.
  • Fundraising in a charity through voluntary donations or commercial income.

You don’t need to have been a Trustee before, but you do need to be willing to do some training to help you understand the role and the responsibilities that come with it.

You won’t get paid for your time, but we’ll make sure you aren’t out of pocket by covering the cost of your travel to meetings, childcare or other care if you need it, and a range of other expenses you might have while doing the role. We’ll book and/or pay for these in advance if you prefer. 

We actively encourage applications from under-represented, marginalised and racialised groups, including those with lived experience of any of the barriers families face to having time away together. That’s things like mental or physical ill health, disability, domestic abuse, being a young carer or living on a low income.

What are we looking for?

Given our goals, we’re particularly looking to add the following professional skills and experiences to our team.

  • Developing digital products, tools and/or services.
  • Directly supporting children and/or families on an ongoing basis.
  • Fundraising in a charity through voluntary donations or commercial income.

You'll also need

  • Strategic vision, independent judgement, and an ability to thinkcreatively.
  • A pro-active attitude, willing to bring new ideas and perspective toour Board, and confident about challenging decisions, where necessary, in the best interests of the charity.
  • Willingness to understand and take on the duties andresponsibilities of trusteeship.
  • Commitment to the charity and our mission and the ability to devotethe necessary time and effort to do the role well.

What difference will you make?

As a Trustee, the biggest thing we have to offer is the chance to put your skills and experience to good use making the lives of families who are having a tough time better. 

In doing that you’ll be joining a team who really care about making a difference and approach it with real openness and drive. Right off the bat we’ll connect you with the other Trustees and the Senior Management Team so you can get to know everyone, and we’ll buddy you up with another Trustee, so you’ve got someone to help you navigate it all as you settle in.

Before you apply

Please apply through Reach in the first instance. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to answer our screening questions and submit a CV.

We will interview using Zoom unless you let us know you'd like an alternative by contacting us via Reach.

w/c 3rd and 10th June interviews with a panel of current trustees 

w/c 17th June second interviews with Jackie our Vice Chair of Trustees

Causes
  • Children / families
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

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