Job Title: Trustee/Treasurer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: ESP-VOL
Contact Name: Paul Lismore
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 01, 2019 15:32

Job Description

Education Support is the UK’s only mental health and wellbeing charity for the entire education workforce. We work to improve education by supporting the   people who support the children and young people.  With a looming recruitment and retention crisis in teaching, our work will make a direct impact on the quality of education over the next ten years.

We support the sector at three levels.  Firstly, we help individuals.  We have made hardship grants totalling than more £1 million since 2016, primarily helping education staff stay in their jobs and averting homelessness.  Our specialist helpline is run by accredited counsellors who managed almost 10,000 cases of education staff in crisis last year.

Secondly, we work directly with schools to support the development of healthy, productive workplaces.  Thirdly, we research issues relating to the education workforce, and use that data to advocate for meaningful policy change.

Following a comprehensive review of our governance framework, we are seeking to recruit up to four new Trustees and a new Honorary Treasurer to contribute to shaping the future strategy of the organisation.

This is an exciting time to join an organisation that has burst onto the national media agenda, and over the last 12 months has featured in multiple debates in the House of Commons, House of Lords and the Education Select Committee. We are looking for committed individuals who can bring expertise in the following areas:

  • Charity finance
  • Fundraising and Income Generation
  • Change Management 
  • Influencing/Advocacy.

Trustees are required to commit to regular Board meetings held at our north London office.  In addition, there are quarterly sub-committee meetings, and on-going information exchange between Trustees and the executive leadership team.

This is an unremunerated role although expenses will be paid for attendance at meetings.

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