SHS Trustees

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We are looking for individuals with a passion for improving children’s outcomes and want to use their skills and expertise or lived experiences to strengthen our Trustee Board.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join the Board of Trustees at School-Home Support (SHS) at an exciting time as we continue to grow our reach nationally. We are an innovative charity committed to breaking down the barriers that prevent disadvantaged children from thriving in education, by tackling the underlying issues affecting a child’s learning. We work with families, schools, local services, and corporate partners to break intergenerational cycles of poverty and make a real, positive difference to vulnerable children across the UK. 

SHS is looking to welcome new trustees to our talented team and strengthen our innovative organisation at governance level. We are seeking dynamic, engaged individuals who demonstrate leadership abilities but  above all are passionate about seeing children reach their full potential. We are ambitious about expanding the national reach of SHS and want new trustees on board who are committed to improving children’s life chances.

We are looking to strengthen the board with a range of skills and experience including:

  • Lived experiences – We are looking for candidates who have similar lived experiences to our beneficiaries. They will bring shared experience and empathy to support us to ensure our services offer practical support to those facing similar challenges. They will also support us to improve co-production across everything we do, involving our beneficiaries  in the development and implementation of all our services.   
  • Safeguarding – extensive experience and expertise at a senior and strategic level. We are looking for candidates who would be willing to progress to the role of Safeguarding Lead trustee in due course.
  • Financial  – extensive experience and expertise (experience in the voluntary sector would be advantageous). We are looking for candidates who would consider progressing to role of Chair of the Finance committee in due course

SHS values equality and diversity. Our staff and the people supported by SHS are from very diverse communities and we want our Board to reflect this. As we expand to new communities across the UK, we are also keen to include regional diversity on the Board.

You can expect a  strong induction and there is a buddy system in place for new trustees to support them in their role.

Our Board of Trustees meets four times a year, usually at the central office in Stratford, London.

For more information and to apply please see the application pack here.

Closing date: 23:59pm Monday 18 November 2019

Interviews: TBC (at SHS central office in Stratford, London)