Job Title:  Trustee

Accountable to:  Chair of Trustees

Liaison with:

everyFAMILY Trustees

everyFAMILY staff

Stakeholders

General public

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • As a Trustee of everyFAMILY, working with other Trustees to provide leadership, strategic direction and commitment to the financial viability of the Charity
  • Providing support to the Director and other members of staff
  • Attending Board meetings (11 p.a.), and other sub-committee meetings as may be required. (Sub-committees will be convened as required)
  • Acting as an ambassador for everyFAMILY
  • Representing everyFAMILY at events and other gatherings as required
  • Participating in other activities relating to the work of everyFAMILY, as agreed with the Chair of Trustees, and taking a significant role in at least one of the following areas:
    • Staff support
    • Fundraising

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential characteristics

Knowledge

  • Must be able to demonstrate an interest, involvement in, or experience of the voluntary sector
  • HR experience
  • Practical knowledge and experience of safeguarding
  • Practical knowledge and experience of SEND
  • Practical knowledge and experience of Early Years

Personal skills

  • Strategic vision
  • Good, independent judgement
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to everyFAMILY

Communication

  • Must be able to present information clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Must possess good interpersonal and communication skills

Equal Opportunities

  • Must be able to demonstrate a commitment to equal opportunities in relation to the work of everyFAMILY

General

  • Must support the values, aims and objectives of everyFAMILY
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
  • Must have a flexible attitude to how the Board goes about its work

 Desirable characteristics 

Significant understanding and experience of one or more of the following:

  • being a parent
  • being a Health visitor or similar
  • legal or HR knowledge
  • accountancy
  • fundraising, PR, marketing and communications
  • business development and social enterprises
  • issues facing practitioners working in Childcare and Family Support
  • issues relating to the voluntary sector
  • working in the community
  • working in education
  • practical knowledge and experience of working at Board level

 

Application information

Completed application forms must be received by as soon as possible.
Closing date: Ongoing Please complete the Application Form below
For further information please call 0117 959 3800
Interview date: To be confirmed
Ideal Start date: As soon as possible

everyFAMILY is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds including ex-offenders. We can only accept applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

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Education

Please provide details and dates of education with any qualifications achieved and grades, including further & Higher education.

Full record of secondary schools, colleges or universities attended - Full or part time - From (mm/yy) - To (mm-yy) - Exams passed and qualifications gained (including NVQs) including grades. Please enumerate the list, for example:

1. Clifton High School - Full time - 02/89 - 05/96 - Graduated with honors

Training

Please provide details of Professional Qualifications/ Training

Employment

Please describe in detail your most recent employment, including areas of responsibility, duties and dates employed.

Employment history

Please provide details and dates of your full employment history since leaving full-time education. This needs to be in chronological order, include dates and reasons for leaving. (Please enumerate the list.)

Gaps in employment or training (if applicable)

If there are any gaps in your employment history since leaving full-time education please provide details below. If you have no gaps please skip this question.

Date from - Date to - Reason for gap

Supporting information - we use this section for shortlisting purposes

Please explain how you meet the essential criteria for this position, giving examples where possible from your experiences. If you meet any of the desirable criteria please also cite this.

References

Please state the names of 2 professional referees (who are not friends or relatives) At least one referee should be your present/last employer or school Please note if you are shortlisted, we will contact your referees prior to interview. Unless you specify otherwise, in writing, we reserve the right to contact any of your previous employers. (Please enumerate the list)

1. Name & Address - Telephone number - e-mail - Job Title - Relationship to you

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

All posts involving direct contact with vulnerable children are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’. These are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service website.

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The collection of equalities information conforms with employment provisions in the Sex Discrimination Act (1975), the Race Relations Act (1976) and the Disability Discrimination Act (1995).