Trustee Role

Trustee Role

Trustee/Governor
J75573
At a glance

Skills

  • Accountancy / Auditing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial management
  • Business development / Sales
  • Commissioning / Contracting
  • Fundraising events
  • Fundraising research / Bid writing
  • Fundraising strategy
  • Legal

Where

Bristol, BS1 1LT
Remote opportunity
Travel limit? N/A

Time

Mostly during office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
Board meetings take place quarterly.

 We are looking for committed and passionate Trustees who are dedicated to supporting Learning with Parents to ensure all children are supported at home to reach their potential.

What will you be doing?

Our next steps as a charity will be to increase the number of children and parents we work with through working with more schools and developing more partnerships. We are looking for committed and passionate Trustees who are dedicated to supporting Learning with Parents to ensure all children are supported at home to reach their potential.

Learning with Parents is recruiting for three individuals to join our Board of Trustees. We are particularly keen to hear from candidates with fundraising or legal expertise. We are also looking to appoint a qualified accountant.

We think it is important that our charity reflects the lived experience of our beneficiaries, and we want to be an organisation where employees and supporters from any background can thrive. We particularly welcome applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans including non-binary (LGBTQ+) candidates, and candidates from low-income families. These groups are currently underrepresented at Learning with Parents, and we are committed to increasing representation and diversity at the charity.

There are numerous statutory responsibilities of a Trustee and a certain level of commitment is required. 

What are we looking for?

About You

  • Essential:
    • A commitment to Learning with Parents’ charitable mission
    • Experience of operating at a senior or Board level
    • Experience of effective, fair and impartial decision-making
    • Experience of developing, and working towards, a strategic vision
    • Experience of building and sustaining relationships with key stakeholders
    • Willingness to contribute the time and effort necessary to the position
    • Appetite to challenge and discuss issues openly and to make difficult decisions
    • Ability to advocate on behalf of the charity, particularly within your network
    • An understanding / willingness to learn the responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
    • An understanding / willingness to learn the roles of Chair, Trustee and CEO
  • Desirable:

We are particularly excited to hear from anyone with experience in one (or more) of the following areas:

    • Experience of fundraising and contacts that would support this activity for LwP
    • Knowledge of the law from a Charity’s perspective
    • Accountancy and financial management

What difference will you make?

The Trustee will play a central role in the governance of our charity and support us as we continue to grow and reach more families.

What's in it for the volunteer?

This is an opportunity to work for a young and growing charity and to make a difference to educational inequality in the UK.

Before you apply

Email a CV and one-page Cover Letter outlining your interest and suitability for the role to hello@learningwithparents.com.

Due to the nature of our work with young people, on acceptance of offers all Learning with Parents employees are subject to a DBS check in accordance with Safeguarding Policies and offers will also be subject to reference checks.

Causes
  • Children / families
  • Education
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