Children North East is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.  The Board of Trustees is legally responsible for both

At present we have nine trustees but have space for up to three more and are also looking for a new Chair.

Currently, six of our trustees are women, three are men, and the Board has an average age of 51, the youngest is 33.  All our trustees are white however 26% of the children, young people and parents we support are Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people.  We want our board of trustees to reflect the racial background of our beneficiaries and the age range (18 to 44) of the parents we work with.

Children North East recruits a wide range of people to be Trustees who each bring different experiences, skills and knowledge to the Board of Trustees. This includes:

  • experience of being a service user of health or support services for children, young people or parents
  • your unique perspective of current issues facing children, young people, parents or teachers
  • professional expertise in fields such as finance, law, marketing, human resource management, charities or fundraising
  • knowledge of the professions of our staff working with children, young people, parents and schools – youth work, social work, teaching, counselling and psychotherapy.

We are looking for Trustees as well as a new Chair of Trustees, but recognise if you are interested in becoming our Chair you would want to get to know us first, so we welcome applications to become a Trustee of Children North East with a view to becoming chair in a few months time.

These positions are not paid however you can claim travel expenses. The time commitment for trustees is approximately one two-hour meeting per month and for the chair approximately 1 day a month.

Closing Date: 31 October 2018 at 5pm.

If you are interested please read the application pack below.  For an informal discussion please also contact Jeremy Cripps, Chief Executive on 0191 256 2444.

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