Unpaid role, expenses paid
Permanent, Part-time, Four board meetings per year, plus other meetings and events as needed
Job description
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TalentEd is a fast-growing charity dedicated to creating a fair education system. We are looking to recruit two trustees to help guide the organisation into the next phase of our growth.

We believe that every young person should have the support they need to flourish, regardless of background, and we work to create a world where there is no disadvantage gap in education. We match former teachers with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to boost their grades, confidence, and future opportunities through impactful, tailored tuition.  

This is an exciting time in the organisation’s development - we are celebrating our ten-year anniversary in a stronger position than ever before. For the second year running we are an approved provider for the government’s flagship National Tutoring Programme. We are delivering tuition to thousands of students in schools across the country as part of the national catch-up mission. We are also in our second full year running a unique programme for exceptional young mathematicians – the Maths Masterclass Tutorials – run in partnership with best-selling maths writer Dr Simon Singh.

We are looking to recruit two separate trustees, one with expertise in fundraising, and one with experience in school or MAT leadership. The successful applicant(s) will be expected to support TalentEd’s aims and objectives, and fulfil their governance responsibilities as a member of the board of trustees. 

Responsibilities and Commitment 

  • Ensure that TalentEd complies with articles of association and pursues its objectives as defined therein 

  • Provide oversight of management to ensure effective and efficient administration and financial stability of the charity 

  • Support the Board and Management in defining the charity’s strategic priorities and evaluating performance 

  • Contribute your expertise and experience to benefit the charity 

  • Represent the good name and values of TalentEd  

  • Leverage your networks to facilitate connections and publicity for TalentEd 

  • Attend quarterly Board Meetings and additional sub-committee meetings as relevant 

  • Where possible, attend one TalentEd tuition session every year 

Requirements and desirable characteristics 

  • A passion for addressing educational inequality and a commitment to helping young people realise their potential 

  • A proven track record of sound judgement, effective decision making and strategic vision 

  • An awareness and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of trusteeship 

  • A professional network within sectors relevant to the charity’s work 

  • A desire to work constructively and collaboratively with fellow board members, and where relevant with members of staff 

  • [Fundraising trustee] Extensive experience in leadership roles within non-profit fundraising, ideally with experience with trusts & foundations, and/or corporates 

  • [School leadership trustee] Extensive experience in leadership roles within schools and/or multi-academy trusts, ideally in schools serving low-income populations 

Board diversity 

We value fairness and equity; we aim to create an inclusive environment that supports differences and encourages diverse perspectives. Our ambition is to recruit the best people from the broadest pool of applicants and across the full spectrum of protected characteristics as listed in the 2010 Equalities Act.  

IMPORTANT: As part of our commitment to being an equal opportunities employer we want to reduce the effect of unconscious bias in our recruitment process. Therefore, the first-round selection is blind, so please remove your first and surname from your CV and cover letter. 

More about TalentEd

TalentEd is a fast-growing charity dedicated to creating a fair education system. We match retired teachers with young people from disadvantage... Read more

Posted on: 27 April 2022
Closed date: 27 May 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Fundraising, Governance

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