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  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • London
  • Closing 24th June 2020

  • Advertised from 28th May 2020


Save the Children UK is looking for a new Trustee to join our Board. Our Trustees play a pivotal role in setting the strategic direction of our organisation, as well as holding management to account to ensure we are delivering our best for children every day. For this role, we are looking for a Trustee with Safeguarding experience to join our Board.

As a Trustee with Safeguarding experience, you will act as a point of contact between the Board and Save the Childrens professional safeguarding team relating to child safeguarding, Protection against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA), the safeguarding of other vulnerable people and the prevention of sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace.

Save the Children UK recognises the value of diversity in all its forms at all levels of the organisation, including at Board level. We celebrate its role in the creation of an inclusive workplace culture and thrive on the range of experience and insight diversity brings to our organisation. We want to increase the diversity of our leadership and particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, LGBT+ and from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds, as these are underrepresented at Save the Children UK.

Save the Children UK is advertising this post on a number of national jobs websites. We will assess candidates against the requirements of the role.

Trustees are required to attend quarterly Board meetings at Save the Children UK’s Head Office in Farringdon, London, and an annual Board call. They will also be asked to join one or more of the Board’s subcommittees, which requires an additional time commitment, and may be asked to undertake overseas travel on behalf of Save the Children UK.

While this role is not remunerated, Trustees will receive reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred during work on behalf of Save the Children UK.

At Save the Children UK we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

If you share our belief in the power of children, join the fight. It takes relentless determination, creativity and a real commitment to real change. Because every child should be able to make their mark on their world and help to build a better future. We look forward to hearing from you.

Application notes

Candidates should submit a CV (including details of key achievements and responsibilities) along with a covering letter which addresses the competencies outlined in the role description and person specification.

Applications should be completed on Save the Children UK’s website.

The closing date for applications is 11:59pm (GMT) on 24th June 2020.

The shortlist of candidates will be determined in the following weeks and candidates invited for interview with our appointment panel.