Jan 172019
 

Trustees - Early Education

Organisation: Early Education
Reference:  EE-FIN (Finance) / EE-MC (Marketing & Communication)
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 28th February 2019
Region: London

Vacancy Details

Could you help this small national early years charity to increase its reach and impact?

Trustees wanted with:

  • financial experience to work with and possibly succeed our current Treasurer in 2022. Experience in HR and/or communication and marketing would be a bonus
  • marketing and communications expertise to support the creation a strategy to reach beyond our traditional membership base.

About Us

Early Education is a charity and limited company. For 95 years we have worked as a membership organisation to promote high quality early childhood education and support early years practitioners throughout the UK. We have a small staff team based in Watford; trustees are located across the UK.

Trustee with Financial Experience

We seek a trustee with previous experience in financial management to strengthen the skills base of our Board. Experience of fundraising, marketing and communications and/or human resources would be an advantage. Experience as a charity trustee is desirable.

You will support the Board of Trustees and Finance and General Purposes Committee (F&GP) in scrutinising the charity’s financial affairs. Our current Treasurer has just been appointed for a further 3-year term; we will seek to identify a successor at least a year in advance. There will therefore be opportunities to transition into this role for the right candidate.

Job description:

  • to be a member of the Board of Trustees and of the Finance and General Purposes Committee
  • to work with and support the Treasurer to ensure that adequate financial controls are in place and that the organisation operates within a sound financial framework
  • to work with and support the Treasurer and senior staff who have responsibility for financial matters, in order to be satisfied that the financial information presented is comprehensive and accurate

Person specification:

  • commitment to the organisation with willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to perform an effective role
  • sound financial skills and experience and ideally knowledge of HR, fundraising and/or marketing and communications
  • the ability to communicate complex financial information clearly and without unnecessary jargon
  • strategic vision and ability to think creatively
  • understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
  • ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • good, independent judgement
  • tact and diplomacy, impartiality, fairness and the ability to respect confidences
  • good communication and interpersonal skills

Trustee with Marketing and Communications Expertise

We are looking to recruit a trustee with experience in marketing and communications to strengthen the skills base of our Board.

You must have previous experience in marketing and communications. Additionally, knowledge and experience of fundraising, human resources and/or finance would be advantageous Experience as a trustee of a charity is desirable, but a sound understanding of marketing and communications is more important.

You will work closely with the staff team and a subgroup of trustees in developing a marketing strategy to expand our membership base and raise our public profile.

Job description:

  • to be a member of the Board of Trustees and if appropriate of the Finance and General Purposes Committee
  • to participate in ad hoc working groups for instance on marketing and communications

Person specification:

  • commitment to the organisation with willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to perform an effective role
  • Sound marketing and communication skills ideally knowledge of HR, fundraising and/or finance
  • strategic vision and ability to think creatively
  • understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
  • ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • good, independent judgement
  • tact and diplomacy, impartiality, fairness and the ability to respect confidences
  • good communication and interpersonal skills

The Board

The Board meets four times a year. We also have a Finance & General Purposes Committee which meets four times a year in between Board meetings. All of these meetings are held in Watford. In addition to attending meetings of the Board and any other committees or working groups of which you become a member, you will be expected to participate in the life of the charity in the same way as other trustees, eg take part in interviews, respond to emails relating to Board business in between meetings, etc.

We are keen to increase the diversity of the Board, and therefore would particularly welcome applications from men, and people from minority ethnic communities.

To apply please write and tell us how you match the fit the person specification and job description and what you would do for Early Education. No more than two sides of A4 with the details of two referees to Beatrice Merrick, Chief Executive at beatrice@early-education.org.uk

The closing date is flexible.

Advert Start Date: 10th January 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 01923 438995
Contact Name: Beatrice Merrick
Contact E-mail: beatrice@early-education.org.uk
Url:

https://reachvolunteering.org.uk/opp/trustee-finance-expertise-5

https://reachvolunteering.org.uk/opp/trustee-marketing-and-communications-experience-3

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