Chair and Trustees

  • Job Reference: 00000073-1
  • Date posted: 11 April 2018
  • Recruiter: Patchwork Foundation
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Children & Young People, Equality & Diversity, Volunteer
  • Job type: Contract
  • Duration: Three year term
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job description

Patchwork Foundation is seeking an inspirational Chair and up to three additional trustees to support the Foundation in the next exciting phase of its development. 

The Patchwork Foundation promotes, encourages and supports the active participation of young people from under-represented, deprived and minority communities in British democracy and civil society.  Following five years of successful organic growth led by its enthusiastic team of volunteers, the Patchwork Foundation has embarked upon a programme of growth and development in terms of both scale and impact. As a key plank of its strategic growth plan, the Foundation has recently secured its registration as a Charitable Incorporated Foundation (CIO) with the Charity Commission.

Full details of the role are available on the Patchwork Foundation website. /And the Information Pack can be downloaded from here It is particularly important to the Foundation to recruit a diversely-drawn Board which includes a strong representation of those from similar backgrounds as those we seek to serve through our programmes.

The charitable Objects of the Patchwork Foundation are “to advance in life and help young people in particular (but not exclusively) through promoting and encouraging young people from under-represented, deprived and minority communities to make their own opinions on and to actively participate in the democratic processes and wider civil society of the United Kingdom, through:

(a) advancing their education in the field of United Kingdom democracy and civil society; and

(b) providing advice and assistance, programmes, activities and other support to develop their skills, capacities and capabilities.

The current trustees of the Foundation are:

  • Harris Bokhari OBE – founder of Patchwork Foundation
  • Melanie Dawes CB – Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Local Government
  • Sir Simon Fraser GCMG – Founder and Managing Partner of Flint Global Ltd, former Head of the Foreign Office and Diplomatic Service, and former Permanent Secretary of the Department for Business.
  • Temi Shogelola – former Patchworker and civil servant in Department for Exiting the EU
The closing date for applications is Monday 7th May 2018