Trustees for conflict-combatting charity

Job Title: Trustees for conflict-combatting charity
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: London
Salary: trustee expenses only
Reference: GoB_lcc
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Job Published: July 28, 2021 17:14

Job Description

About Leap

For over 30 years, Leap has designed programmes that transform the way young people and the adults who support them navigate conflict. By developing creative and adaptable approaches, we support young people to deal with immediate issues, whilst also addressing some of the longer term, systematic patterns of behaviour that lead to violent and destructive expressions of conflict.

Conflict is personal: it can be internal, it can exist in our relationships, and in our communities. When navigated well, conflict helps us to be more at ease with ourselves and to deepen our relationships, and put us in a position to contribute positively to society. We believe that conflict presents us with opportunities to learn, to change and to grow.


Leap today, and into the future

Working in partnership with other charities, companies, statutory organisations and pioneering philanthropists is fundamental to how we work. In recent years we have all witnessed a sharp rise in violent crime, an increase in the number of young people going into care, and the numbers of young people being permanently excluded from school continue to rise. We can all play an important part in supporting young people to manage conflict in their lives.

Young ambassadors, staff, trainers and trustees are committed to supporting young people to understand their own relationship to conflict and to enable them to make the changes in their lives. Leap’s culture is admired by many and we want to strengthen this and develop a culture of innovation and excellence across the organisation. 

Could you play a part in this?


Who we're looking for

Successful applications will have an interest in the wider issues facing young people and a commitment to the core principles of Leap: creative in our approach; responsive to the needs of young people and partners we work with; and confrontational, holding individuals to account for their actions.

The successful candidate should have:

  • Senior management experience in the public or voluntary sectors, ideally with relevance to Leap’s work such as youth work, care, education, criminal justice.
  • Experience of strategy development and implementation
  • A passion for supporting young people to achieve their potential

All trustees are expected to:

  • Attend at least one training programme that we run, so that you understand the work we deliver
  • Attend trustee meetings: held four times a year in London, and last three hours - trustees are expected to attend at least three each year
  • Participate in one of our sub-committees
  • Demonstrate commitment to Leap by supporting fundraising efforts and considering giving to Leap


For more information: please visit the Leap website to download and fully review the candidate trustee information pack