Norwich, Norfolk
Unpaid role, expenses paid
Contract, Part-time, Volunteer
Job description

Trustee Opportunities: 2 roles available one for candidates with Children’s Social Care experience and one for candidates with Chartered CIPD Membership

Could you help steer and govern a prominent, dynamic East Anglian charity to new heights?

Are you committed to improving young lives?

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:

  1. Professional or academic experience of the delivery of Children’s Social Care.
  2.  Experienced HR professional

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.

We are a learning organisation striving for constant improvement and require passionate, dedicated and enterprising individuals able to contribute fully to the Board functioning in an ever evolving sector.

Break is changing young lives across East Anglia by supporting children, young people and families in key areas and we continue to grow and diversify to meet changing needs.

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.

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 have exceptional outcomes for children, young people and families who use our services.


Trustees – What we offer

  • An opportunity to join an experienced and dedicated Trustee Board.
  • The scope to work strategically alongside a professional and skilled Senior Management Team that lead an agile and highly qualified workforce.
  • The confidence of joining a financially stable organisation.

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 450 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.

Break has an exceptional training provision for internal and external customers that has a reputation for being interactive, innovative and of high quality and is leading the social pedagogy agenda within the region.


The Trustee candidate:

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate their ability to:

  • Help steer a large and complex organisation through further development of its strategic direction.
  • Understand the difference between governance and executive management roles.
  • Think strategically and creatively.
  • Set clear corporate objectives and effectively performance manage
  • Be a role model and committed to the values of organisation. 
  • Have a track record of motivating others to strive for excellence.


Children’s Social Care experience

The successful applicant for this role will have a good knowledge of commissioning and delivery of services within the Children’s Social Care Sector. We would also welcome applicants who are experienced, qualified social workers.


HR Professional preferably with Chartered CIPD Membership

The successful applicant needs to be able to demonstrate success in their own field and ideally with commercial experience. Also an understanding of the complexities of working in the Charity sector would be beneficial.



We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

We would welcome applications from individuals who have personal experience of being a beneficiary of care services.

Refreshed on: 25 April 2021
Closed date: 05 May 2021
Tags: Management, Business Development