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National Children’s Bureau- Trustees

Jun 7, 2021

Closing on: Jul 11, 2021

Inclusive Boards are delighted to be supporting National Children’s Bureau (NCB) in their search for three new Trustees.

The National Children’s Bureau (NCB) is a charity that works collaboratively across the issues affecting children to influence policy and get services working together to deliver a better childhood. Since 1963 they have been at the forefront of campaigning for children and young people’s rights.  As a trustee and member of the Board, you would be responsible for supporting and holding to account the Chief Executive and the executives. This includes ensuring appropriate governance of the organisation, overseeing overall strategy, managing strategic risk, monitoring financial performance and interrogating the big strategic choices and high-level decisions about the running of the NCB. The Board also acts as guardian of NCB‘s mission and values.

Skills, responsibilites and duties

  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to persuade and influence to promote the interests of the NCB.
  • Good listening skills and an openness to other views and feedback on own contribution.
  • Able to think differently, drawing on personal and professional expertise to come up with new ideas and challenge existing thinking.
  • Prepare for and attend all board meetings.
  • Setting strategy and agreeing the business and financial plans to support strategic delivery.
  • Scrutinising performance, ensuring that everything the NCB does and all resources spent go towards achieving NCB’s charitable objects.
  • Undertaking regular and detailed scrutiny of NCB’s financial position, ensuring financial stability and the proper investment of any funds managed on its behalf.

All applicants from across the UK are equally welcome but NCB are keen to hear from individuals who meet any one of the following criteria:

  • Are aged 18-25 years old.
  • Are from Black, Asian or underrepresented group backgrounds.
  • Have strategic experience in improving equality, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Have knowledge of government from a political or senior civil service perspective.
  • Have strategic knowledge of the UK’s health and care systems.

Values and ways of working

• Genuine alignment with NCB‘s mission and values to create better lives for all children and young people.
• Commitment to bringing high standards of ethics and transparency to NCB‘s governance.
• Previous Board experience is not essential as NCB value life experience equally as professional experience; what is essential is your willingness to learn and develop in the role and they will fully support you in this.

For more information please download and read the Candidate Pack by clicking on either of the buttons below.


How to apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please supply the following to NCB@inclusiveboards.co.uk or by the apply button.

  • A detailed CV setting out your career history, with responsibilities and achievements.
  • A covering letter (maximum two sides) highlighting your suitability for the role that you are interested in and how you meet the person specification. Please note that the covering letter is an important part of your application and must be sent as it will be assessed as part of your full application.
  • Please provide details of two professional referees together with a brief statement of their relationship to you and over what period of time they have known you. Referees will not be contacted without your prior consent.
  • Diversity monitoring form – your data will be stored separately from your application and will at no time be connected to you or your application.

Closing date for applications is 11th July 2021

NCB will be holding an informal, remote Open House on 23rd June 2021, from 6.00pm-7.00pm, if you’d like to hear more from the Chair, CEO and Head of Governance before submitting your application. For more information please contact Inclusive Boards at NCB@inclusiveboards.co.uk.

If you would like more information before applying please contact Inclusive Boards at NCB@inclusiveboards.co.uk or call 0207 267 8369 to arrange a call with Ros.

Sector: Charities
Role Type: Trustee
Company: National Childrens Bureau

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