Chair and Trustees

  • Job Reference: 00001099-1
  • Date posted: 4 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Pause, Creating Space for Change
  • Location: Some meetings in London and online
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/benefits: Expenses paid
  • Sector: Family Welfare, Health, Housing, Mental Health, Other, Volunteer
  • Job type: Trustee
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job description

Our board of trustees work together to lead Pause, and have the ultimate responsibility for our success. They meet on a regular basis to discuss Pause’s progress, problems and the future. They listen to, support and challenge the Chief Executive and leadership team, to make sure they stay on track and meet all their legal obligations. They also work with the Pause Advisory Group, which is made up of women who have completed the Pause Programme, to ensure that women are consulted on and involved in crucial decision-making.

Pause currently has eight trustees who all have different skills, experience and expertise. What brings them together is their passion for improving the lives of women who’ve had children removed from their care.

We are looking to recruit two new trustees and a new Chair. If you are interested in either role, please apply via the Chair link on our website.

Trustees will be engaged in:

Strategy – thinking about the bigger picture and the future of Pause, and making sure there is a clear plan for getting there.

Support – making sure Pause employees feel well supported, listened to and understood.

Stretch – making sure the people in the organisation are ambitious.

Scrutiny – making sure the organisation is well run and safe.

Stewardship – to take care of the organisation and its people.

Please see the recruitment pack on our website for more information. We would like to make this process as easy as possible for all candidates. We are happy to send out the Applied questions separately, for you to submit responses directly to us in writing or on video, or to find another approach that makes sense for you.

How to apply

For the Trustee roles, please apply via Applied, here.

For the Chair role, please apply via Applied, here.

If you are interested in both roles, please apply using the link for the Chair role. There will be a question where you can indicate your interest in both.

The deadline for applications is Friday 5 July at 5pm.

We look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to talk about an alternative way of applying, please contact us by clicking the 'Apply for this job now' button. You will be redirected to the vacancy page of our website.

Please mention ACEVO Jobs when applying for the role.