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We are a leading family support charity, working with families with young children who are experiencing difficulties in 3 boroughs – Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, and Hammersmith & Fulham. All these areas have pockets of severe deprivation: the number of children living in poverty in Westminster, for example, is currently 38%. We offer a unique service, training volunteers to provide weekly practical and emotional support to families in their homes, supervised by a small number of professional staff.
The Board of Trustees sets the vision, strategic direction and the management of the charity. It is responsible for overall governance, including acting as guardians of the charity’s assets, and overseeing operational effectiveness, funding, finance and human resources.
We are looking for committed, experienced people with diverse skills to join the Board of Trustees. The Board is keen to appoint people in areas such as (but not exclusively) human resources, law, early years& social care and working with volunteers. Above all, we need people who are committed to giving every child the best possible start in life, who are able to give time, and who have a creative approach to problem solving.
The charity is fortunate to have a small, highly committed, experienced and enthusiastic team who work with and report to, the Board of Trustees.
All trustees are unpaid. The Board meets every two months. Most Board members also sit on sub committees which meet as required. As a small charity there are many ad hoc tasks which may arise where the trustees with particular skills may need to be directly involved.
Applicants will be required to fill in an application form and those who are successful will need to undergo an enhanced disclosure check with the DBS.