Job Title: Trustee
Location: Unknown
Salary: Voluntary Position
Reference: Trustee
Job Published: February 24, 2021 15:51

Job Description

Learning By Heart was created with 2 principal goals:

  • To foster the continuation of learning for children and adults in the UK and elsewhere during the Covid-19 pandemic by offering universally affordable individual support

  • To help widen access to education for girls and young women in Sub-Saharan Africa

​We provide online classes in a range of subjects run by volunteer tutors. In exchange for this the pupils make donations to one of our select projects / charities who provide access to education in developing countries. We are currently using donations to provide funding to CAMFED.

The pupils come from a range of backgrounds and the system operates on a pay-as-you-feel basis. We therefore provide access to tutoring for those in the UK and beyond who cannot afford traditional tutoring methods. Our pupils are typically UK based and studying for GSCE or A-Level exams, however one of our key values is that education is for everyone, and therefore lessons are provided to pupils of all ages from all around the world.

Learning by Heart was created in the summer of 2020 and is currently undergoing the process of becoming a UK registered charity. We are looking for trustees to guide and support the charity as we grow and help us increase access to education for everyone.

What we want from you as a trustee

We are looking for someone who is committed to the aims and values of Learning by Heart and who appreciates the benefits in increasing access to education.

Knowledge of one or more of the following areas would be particularly beneficial to us:

  • Education and tutoring

  • Working with young people / safeguarding

  • Fundraising

  • Legal / Contract Law

  • Previous experience working with newly formed charities / social enterprises.

Commitment will be up to you, but as a minimum we would require:

  • Attendance at trustee meetings. These are expected to be held every 2 months and take ~2 hours. Meetings will be held remotely using videoconferencing.

  • Time required to carry out the statutory duties as a trustee

  • Participation in activities to promote LBH to our beneficiaries, funders, teachers, students and the wider community. 

  • Review and scrutinise board papers and other communications.

  • Contribution to other issues or areas related to your specific expertise.

In addition to the above, if you can provide more time, we would welcome your input into our ongoing initiatives relating to growing our user base, safeguarding, fundraising and marketing.

This is an opportunity for someone to join us at the creation stage of Learning by Heart. Your input will help set the foundations and direction of the charity as we start on our journey helping others get access to education.

The process

If you are interested in becoming a trustee, please send an email to