PARENTS AND CHILDREN TOGETHER - TRUSTEE
Who we are
PACT is one of the UK’s leading independent adoption charities, placing children with secure and loving families and supporting them with specialist therapeutic support. Our most recent Ofsted inspection rated our adoption service as “Outstanding”.
We are a well-established charity based in the Thames Valley. Our beneficiaries make up the wider PACT family and are supported through a number of community projects for children and adults facing multiple disadvantages including domestic abuse, homelessness, debt and victims or perpetrators of crime. Our current community projects include the Alana House women’s community programme and Bounce Back 4 Kids, a therapeutic domestic abuse recovery programme for families.
At PACT, we are ambitious about our service development, ensuring that we are responding to the needs of our beneficiaries. In recent years we have enhanced our service provision through developing innovative digital services providing support across the country with our successful online support platform.
Make a difference …….
Trustee with income generation experience
Do you want to make a positive difference to the lives of children by helping them to find their forever family? Do you want to support and empower women to make informed decisions and take control of their lives? Do you want to keep families safe by supporting parents and children who have experienced domestic abuse?
We are at an exciting phase of growth and have ambitious income generation targets to hit and are looking for a new Trustee to join our Board to support us with this. If you have proven expertise and a background in charity fundraising and/or business development and you are excited by the work we do, this is a fantastic opportunity for you to help us drive our fundraising and income generation strategies forward. In doing so, you will be playing a key part in improving the life chances for even more children, families, and women.
We welcome interest from individuals of all ages, backgrounds, cultures and levels of experience on charity boards. In particular, we recognise that we are missing out on contributions from people from Black, Asian or other minority ethnic communities, people of different faiths and people living with a disability as well as with lived experience.
Our trustees play a very important role here at PACT. They are responsible for governing PACT, providing strategic oversight of the charity’s operations and helping us to achieve our aims and objectives.
As a community, we are committed to fostering inclusion and promoting diversity across all levels. Our Board is envisioned to be representative and supportive of the diversity of our current and prospective service users, volunteer community and our wider eco-system.
The role of trustee is a voluntary position for which we pay reasonable expenses. The time commitment will be approximately a day per month made up of quarterly board meetings and time to input on other charity matters. The Board aims to offer flexibility and tries to accommodate personal availability wherever possible.
What would you get as a PACT trustee?
· Satisfaction of helping vulnerable children, women and families, and thus giving something back
· An opportunity to exercise your skills and knowledge, possibly in a different environment or context
· A chance to contribute to the charity’s strategic growth
· A chance to augment your experience of charities and gain new skills
· A boost to your career and CV, if needed
· An opportunity to work alongside other skilled and committed trustees
· High-quality induction, training and support from us and other charity-support organisations
Closing date: Friday 27th May 2022
Interview date: Friday 17th June 2022
We look forward to hearing from you!