Trustees for Children's Charity

Trustees for Children's Charity

At a glance


  • Digital and IT strategy
  • Financial management
  • Business development / Sales
  • Fundraising strategy
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Change management
  • Safeguarding
  • Social care / Counselling
  • Teaching / Education


London, NW3 1BY
Remote opportunity


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
Time commitment: 2-3 virtual Board meetings annually for 2 hours at a time. Other ad hoc meetings are possible.


15 Aug 2024

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Welcome to Reach Volunteering. We are a community and registered charity that connects people, skills and good causes.

To apply for this role, and any other on our platform, you need to be based in the UK, have at least three years of experience using the skills you wish to volunteer in a professional capacity or have lived experience (for trustee roles). Read more about our criteria.

Are you passionate about empowering children to flourish in an ever-changing world? 

Together, we can make an extraordinary difference and positively impact the mental wellbeing of children for generations to come. 

What will you be doing?

We are looking to recruit 4 new Trustees with experience in one or more of the following: fundraising, strategy development, digital transformation, change management, sector expertise, finance and EDI. 

The primary responsibility of Trustees is to provide the charity with clear strategic direction. 

6 Main Duties 

  1. Ensure the charity is carrying out its purposes for the public benefit
  2. Comply with the charity’s governing document and the law
  3. Act in the charity’s best interests
  4. Manage the charity’s resources responsibly
  5. Act with reasonable care and skill
  6. Ensure the charity is accountable

Other Trustee Responsibilities

In addition to the above duties, each Trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the Board of Trustees make good decisions and ensure the charity fulfils its objects. This will involve:

  • Advocating our cause, amplifying our message and expanding our network
  • Attending Board meetings as appropriate
  • Scrutinising Board papers and other communications
  • Leading discussions and providing guidance on new initiatives, particularly in areas where the Trustee has specific skills, knowledge or expertise
  • Abiding by the charity’s policies and procedures
  • Acting as a signatory on behalf of the charity, when mandated by the Board to do so
  • Participating in activities to promote the charity to beneficiaries, funders and the wider public
  • Contributing on other issues or areas of special expertise

What are we looking for?

We seek to appoint 4 Trustees to our Board. We are looking for individuals with diverse experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds, who can embrace the challenge of contributing to a dynamic and energetic children’s charity. First time Trustees are welcome to apply.


We are looking for individuals with experience in one or more of these areas:

  • Fundraising: Demonstrated success in fundraising, with a proven ability to identify and cultivate funder relationships, and secure financial support.
  • Strategy Development: Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing strategic plans that drive organisational growth and effectiveness.
  • Digital Transformation: Demonstrated experience in leveraging innovative technologies and digital platforms to enhance organisational processes, outreach, and impact.
  • Change Management: Demonstrated experience in leading and managing organisational change, ensuring smooth transitions and sustained progress.
  • Sector Expertise: Demonstrated impactful work within the education or mental health/wellbeing sectors, showing an understanding of the challenges and opportunities in these fields. 
  • Finance: Demonstrated proficiency in financial planning, budgeting, and management, ensuring compliance and strategic resource allocation.
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Demonstrated experience in promoting EDI within an organisational context.

Essential Skills and Attributes

  • Creative Thinking: Ability to generate innovative ideas that drive organisational success and align with long-term objectives.
  • Independent Judgement: Capable of making well-informed decisions autonomously, balancing risks and opportunities. 
  • Team Collaboration: Ability to work effectively as a member of a team, contributing to a cohesive and productive environment.
  • Effective Communication: Strong communication skills with a willingness to engage actively in discussions, ensuring clear and constructive dialogue.
  • Active Listening and Openness: Excellent listening skills and an openness to diverse perspectives and feedback on one’s own contributions, fostering a respectful and inclusive Board environment.
  • Commitment: A commitment to our vision, mission, and values, demonstrating a genuine interest in the mental wellbeing of children. 
  • Integrity: Upholding the highest standards of honesty and integrity, ensuring transparency and ethical governance.

What difference will you make?

What difference will you make?

Having recently celebrated our milestone 10th Anniversary, we are looking to the next stage of development of our charity, and planning for our long-term future. As a Trustee, you will play a crucial role in steering our organisation towards greater impact and innovation and supporting us to achieve our vision and mission. This is a unique opportunity to use your expertise to make a lasting difference in children's lives, to enhance your leadership and governance skills and to be part of a passionate, purpose-driven and forward-thinking team. 

Before you apply

Please attach a CV and supporting letter explaining your interest in the role and how you meet the person specification.

Deadline: Thursday 15th August 2024

We encourage applicants to explore our website, particularly the 'About Us' and 'Impact' pages, as well as our 'Celebrating 10 Years' journal post.

Formal interviews will be scheduled once applications have closed. Please contact Ruth Carney after 16th July 2024 if you would like to arrange an informal discussion. Due to being out of office (3-15th July), you will receive a response to any email enquiries/applications after 16th July 2024.

  • Children / families
  • Education
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Mental health
  • Organisation type: 

    Our vision: Children will be equipped to deal with the ups and downs of life and flourish in an ever-changing world.

    Our mission: to inspire children to develop a ‘toolkit’ of life skills...