Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Stirling
  • Closing 14th December 2022


  • Advertised from 16th November 2022

Role

Imagine if every child had the opportunity to learn and pursue their ambitions to the fullest. That’s our vision. At Curiosity Collective, we give children the freedom to follow their curiosity and explore a world of learning outside the classroom.

We are looking for two trustees to help proactively shape the future of our small, ambitious charity at an exciting time in our development.

There are currently the following skills and experience gaps within our board:

  • fundraising
  • digital marketing and communications

We would like our team of trustees and staff to reflect the diversity of the community we serve and bring fresh perspectives to our work. We warmly welcome all applications and especially encourage those from people with experience of or working with those affected by poverty and inequality, people with disabilities, minority ethnic groups and younger people with no previous board experience.

About us:

Curiosity Collective is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) working to increase access to opportunities for enjoyable, rewarding learning outside of school for all children in Scotland. We have a particular focus on mitigating the impact of poverty and inequality standing in the way of young people’s rights to learn, play and express themselves.

We currently support children and families through:

  • Delivery of our Wonderbox programme, a learning and wellbeing activity bundle distributed through local partnerships to enable fun learning at home
  • Partnerships with local authorities to build and sustain programmes that support accessible out-of-school learning experiences
  • Working with organisations to incorporate young people’s perspectives into service design
  • Development of Young Collective, a space for young people to tell us what sparks their curiosity, what’s holding them back from enjoying learning and co-designing a programme that will develop skills that empower them to make the changes they want in their lives and communities.

Our Board:

The board meets 4-6 times per year for 1-2 hours through a mixture of online and in-person events. As a small charity, board members also support the staff team through regular online and phone contact, no more than 1 hour per month.

Role and requirements:

Trustees are expected to support with governance and strategic development of Curiosity Collective, with regular attendance at board meetings, AGMs and short-life working groups as required.

Trustees provide strategic vision and guidance as well as acting as critical friend and support to the staff team, particularly as we develop our Young Collective programme.

Rather than having specific professional experience, successful candidates will demonstrate:

  • A clear commitment to the aims and values of Curiosity Collective
  • Understanding of how learning can change lives for the better
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to challenge constructively
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Openness and honesty
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Curiosity and willingness to ask questions

Application notes

For an informal chat with our Board Chair or Executive Director, or for information on how to apply, please contact Chloe Goodall, chloe@curiositycollective.org.uk or 0330 175 5740.

For more information, please visit our website: curiositycollective.org.uk