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Trustees

Salary
Voluntary position - 45p per mile plus expenses
Location
Bromsgrove
Contract
Zero Hours
Hours
Part Time - Up to 40 hours per year, meeting approx. 5-6 meetings per year of 3-4 hours

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The Children's Family Trust, (CFT), is a well established Registered Charity and an Independent Fostering Agency. We provide a wide and varied range of foster placements and have historically specialised in long term 'Family for Life' placements. We firmly believe our Foster Carers and Staff are our most valuable resource deserving the highest levels of support and remuneration we can offer.  We work in partnership with Local Authorities Social Workers committed to keeping our children safe and secure in stable and loving families. 

Our Trustees offer strategic leadership to the CFT, achieved through meetings, offering their specialist skills, knowledge and experience, attending events, being advocates for the Charity and supporting larger strategic areas of work, such as business planning.

We are now looking to enhance our Board of Trustees and diversify the talent we currently have. We are particularly interested in hearing from former Looked After Children as well as candidates that meet the requirements detailed below.  The skills and experience  of successful candidates would include some of the following:

  • Acting as a Trustee – Knowledge of the role of a Trustee / Director and some experience working with or as part of a Board of Trustees or Business Board.
  • Strategy - Exposure to and/or involvement in the development and implementation of strategies (business, commercial and/or charity). 
  • Charity Governance - Exposure to and involvement with charity and/or business governance processes and procedures.
  • Financial – General awareness of business, commercial and/or charity management accounts and reports.
  • Safeguarding - Exposure to and/or awareness of the importance of safeguarding for young people and for employees who work with young people.
  • Legal Matters - Exposure to and/or working knowledge of specific aspects of Employment law, or Charity law.
We are looking for people that share our values and will be able to commit the time (approximately 8 hours every 2 months), attending meetings during the working day at various venues in the UK, we have Regions in the North East, West Yorkshire, West Midlands, East Midlands and South Central.   You would be required to attend an annual away day team building event, be actively involved, reading papers, emails etc and able to commit to at least two years service. 

In return you have the opportunity to have a positive impact on children and young people's lives at a time when they need support. The opportunity to contribute to the development of the CFT Family and develop skills in a range of areas including Governance, Employment, Equal Opportunities and fundraising. 

The CFT is an equal opportunities employer and committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children and young people, ensuring they are kept safe.  As you will be in an environment which involves child protection and working with Looked After Children, you will be required to have a DBS certificate, which the CFT will undertake. The role is also subject to satisfactory references and background checks.





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