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Trustees – National Children’s Bureau

Jun 25, 2020

Expired on: Aug 2, 2020

Inclusive Boards are delighted to be supporting NCB with the recruitment of their Trustees.

About NCB

Since 1963 NCB has been at the forefront of campaigning for children and young people’s rights.

NCB brings people and organisations together to drive change in society and to deliver a better childhood across the UK. They work collaboratively across issues affecting children to influence policy and get services working together to deliver a better childhood. 

Today, the challenge is greater than ever. In an age of austerity, funding for children’s services has been cut by half, with a devastating impact on young lives. In an era of disinformation, trust has never had more value. That’s why NCB’s work is very important, they interrogate policy and uncover evidence, taking the voices of children to the heart of Government to shape better legislation. NCB believes that only by working together can we bring about the best for our children. 

Role Profile

NCB‘s Board is responsible for supporting and holding to account the Chief Executive and Senior Leadership Team. 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.

Key Responsibilities and duties: 

  • Fulfil the legal duties of the Trustee role. 
  • Set strategy and agree the business and financial plans to support strategic delivery. 
  • Scrutinise performance, ensuring that everything the NCB does and all resources spent go towards achieving NCB’s charitable objects. 
  • Undertake regular and detailed scrutiny of NCB’s financial position, ensuring financial stability and the proper investment of any funds managed on its behalf. 
  • Take responsibility for risk management across the NCB, ensuring risks are identified, assessed and mitigated as far as possible. 
  • Determine and lead the culture of the NCB, ensuring that all behaviours and decisions are in accordance with NCB’s Values and that the Values are embedded across the organisation. Prepare for and attend all board meetings.

Person Specification

There are two Trustee positions available. We are looking for individuals who can bring any ONE of the following areas of specialism to the Board:

Digital transformation 

  • Someone who understands the development of digital solution, developing and implementing digital programs online (learning management system) or developing a digital development strategy 

Business development 

  • Someone with commercial acumen and can bring commercial expertise and understanding to the board.

Commitment to Diversity

NCB is committed to developing and maintaining a Board of Trustees that is truly representative of its UK wide reach; demonstrating diversity with regard to gender identity, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation age, disability and geography. NCB is committed to ensuring its board membership includes the depth and breadth of both professional and personal experience required to provide the organisation with the strategic direction and scrutiny required for it to succeed. NCB particularly welcome applications from candidates who are from a BAME background and disabled candidates as they look to represent the communities we serve. The post is unremunerated, however, NCB is deeply committed to inclusive working practices, so during the application process they commit to: 

  • Paying for childcare whilst you’re at NCB’s interviews. 
  • Paying for your travel costs to the office and back for interviews. 
  • Making any reasonable adjustments – for example ensuring they have a sign language interpreter organised in advance if you’d like them. 
  • Providing this document in a Word document format readily available to download. 
  • Offering a guaranteed first stage interview for disabled candidates who meet the minimum requirements for the role. 

How to Apply

  • If you wish to apply for this position, please supply the following: 
  • A detailed CV setting out your career history, with responsibilities and achievements. 
  • A covering letter (maximum two sides) highlighting your suitability for the role and how you meet the person specification. Please note that the covering letter is an important part of your application and 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.
For more information on the role, please download the information pack by clicking the links below.
Should you chose to apply, as part of Inclusive Boards’ continuing efforts to promote diversity, please fill out our DIVERSITY MONITORING FORM This in no way affects your application to the NCB.


Closing Date: Sunday 2nd August 2020 23:59
Please send your CV and cover letter to: NCB@inclusiveboards.co.uk.

To apply or find out more, please get in touch on 0207 267 8369 or email NCB@inclusiveboards.co.uk. 


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