Trustee with legal experience

Trustee with legal experience

Trustee/Governor
J80464
At a glance

Skills

  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Legal

Where

Abingdon, OX14 3DB
Mainly at home
Travel limit? No limit

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month or 1-3 hours / week
Board meetings: Four Saturdays a year in London or Oxford Strategy meetings: Two days every three years Annual General meeting: half day a year

SAPERE is the exciting, dynamic national charity that trains education professionals to deliver Philosophy for Children (P4C). 

We are seeking a trustee with legal experience to support our work by joining our Board.

What will you be doing?

SAPERE is the exciting, dynamic national charity that trains education professionals to deliver Philosophy for Children (P4C). Research shows that P4C has the power to transform children’s communication and thinking skills.

We are seeking three new trustees to support our work by joining our Board. We are looking for trustees passionate about children’s education and development.

We particularly encourage candidates who can help increase the diversity of the board and the inclusivity of the charity. We also encourage candidates with experience in one or more of the below areas to apply:

  • Legal experience in charity, commercial or employment law
  • Strategic planning
  • Business management

What are we looking for?

We are seeking a dynamic legal professional to work closely with our Co-leaders and the Board to
maintain an overview of the regulatory environment and our contractual obligations, and support strong
governance. You will have strategic vision and experience and expertise in charity law, commercial law or
employment law. We welcome those who share our values: thinking, speaking and acting in a caring
(respectful), collaborative, creative and critical manner. We encourage candidates who can help increase
the diversity of the Board so as to make our organisation more inclusive.

We encourage candidates with experience in one or more of the below areas to apply:

  • Legal experience in charity, commercial or employment law
  • Strategic planning
  • Business management
  • Project management, IT and tech background
  • Commitment to Equal opportunities and Diversity
  • Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children: willing to undertake safeguarding training

What difference will you make?

Please join us if you share our vision of a world of thoughtful, confident young people – our future
generations –who are able to think, express themselves and take part in reasoned discussions that build
tolerance, understanding and appreciation of the world and which empowers them to speak and act in it for
the better.

SAPERE seeks to embody the values of thinking and acting in a caring, creative, critical and collaborative way (known within SAPERE as the 4Cs), and this is an important part of the way we conduct the business of the Board and the charity.

Help SAPERE establish and support spaces for philosophical dialogue informed by the values of care, criticality, creativity and
collaboration.

SAPERE seeks to champion practical philosophy and the positive difference it can make to personal development, life-long
learning, civic discourse and thoughtful action.

Before you apply

Please send a CV and covering letter.

Causes
  • Children / families
  • Education
  • Young people
  • We help children, particularly those facing disadvantage, to become lifelong learners. We train teachers in Philosophy for Children (P4C) which encourages children to think critically, creatively...