Trustee Vacancies (with Children’s Social Care experience)
Closing Date: Saturday 08 October 2022
Are you committed to improving young lives? Do you believe that all children deserve the best possible start in life?
Could you help steer and govern a prominent, dynamic East Anglian charity to new heights?
If so, we have an exciting opportunity to join our organisation as a Trustee (voluntary position).
On this occasion, to balance the skills mix within the Board, applications are specifically invited from individuals with who have lived and/or professional and/or academic experience of the delivery of Children’s Social Care.
Break offers a wide range of services for vulnerable children, young people and their families and we are looking to further develop and diversify to increase the depth of our support and geographical spread.
Our Vision is to be the leading children’s care charity in East Anglia striving for the best outcomes for young people on the edge of care, in care and moving on from care.
We will do this by offering a pathway of connected specialist support services to ensure young people have the care they need, when and where they need it, for as long as they need it through our unique lifelong offer.
We will continue to innovate and develop always striving to be best.
Our national profile will grow, and our fundraising and retail will flourish as we become ever more skilled at evidencing the difference that we make to the lives of the young people we serve.
We are a learning organisation striving for constant improvement and require passionate, dedicated and ambitious individuals able to contribute fully to support Break to thrive in an ever-evolving sector.
We have exceptional outcomes for children, young people and families who use our services.
Trustees – What we offer
Break has 46 Charity shops, with a wide geographical spread, which are a vital source of non-statutory funding, together with outstanding fundraising operations.
Break employs around 470 staff and 900 volunteers, the majority of the latter in its shops. The staff are located primarily in Norfolk, with the main administrative offices in Norwich. Break is Investors in People gold accredited and has featured in the Times Best Companies list.
The Trustee candidate:
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate their ability to:
The successful applicant needs to be a highly influential, mentally agile individual, ideally with commercial experience and preferably with some knowledge of the commissioning or delivery of services within the Children’s Social Care sector. We would particularly welcome applications from individuals who have personal experience of being a beneficiary of care services.
We are an equal opportunities organisation and are actively seeking to increase our board diversity. We would welcome and encourage applications from individuals regardless of race, religion or belief, gender, sex, sexual orientation, marital status or age.
If you would like an informal chat with our Chair, in the first instance, please contact Sally Butler via the details found on our website.
Full details and application documents here
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