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Red Balloon is a dynamic education charity with a number of Learner Centres throughout the UK who support young people who self-exclude from school and are missing education because of bullying or other trauma. They provide both an academic and therapeutic programme to enable their students to get back on track and reconnect with society and in addition to offering centre based programmes they also offer a distance learning provision (Red Balloon of the Air) which offers students a bespoke integrated programme of academic education and wellbeing provision, delivered both online and face-to-face.
Red Balloon Learner Centre in Reading are now looking to strengthen their Board and we are seeking a Chair of Trustees – ideally someone with previous experience of being a Chair, Charity CEO, or a Charity Trustee who is able to demonstrate significant experience in helping an organisation with their strategy, governance and management. Any experience of a leadership role within education or the special education sector would also be welcomed.
Please note that all Trustee roles are unremunerated although reasonable travel expenses are paid. Trustee meetings take place 6 times per year and the Chair role does require some term time commitment to work alongside the Centre Manager.