Action for Children


Job Reference UAAAK
Closing Date Monday 01 Nov 2021

Founded over 150 years ago, Action for Children is one the UK’s largest children’s charities, providing a breadth of services to children, young people and families across the UK. Our vision is that every child and young person in the UK has a safe and happy childhood, and the foundations they need to thrive. We do this by working closely with children and their families, from before they’re born until their twenties.

We are currently looking to appoint up to three new Trustees, and are especially keen to hear from candidates who can bring their expertise and experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • Human Resources
  • Fundraising
  • Understanding of Scotland – and the ability to chair our National Advisory Committee
  • Lived experience of the care sector or our services

As a national charity, we welcome applications from across the UK for our Trustees, but are keen to hear from leaders based in Scotland about the National Advisory Committee Chair position.

Being inclusive is one of our core values. We’re passionate about promoting equality and diversity. Doing this creates a better, fairer workplace for everyone. Reflecting the diverse communities that Action for Children is proud to support, we are committed to finding Trustees who are dedicated to furthering diversity and inclusion within the charity. We actively and warmly encourage applications therefore from female, Black, Asian and ethnic minority candidates, and/or candidates with disabilities who are currently under-represented at this level of the organisation.

This is an exciting and hugely rewarding opportunity to join a dedicated board, committed to transforming the lives of some of the most vulnerable people across the UK.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Action for Children on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference UAAAK. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on 1st November 2021.

We believe every child deserves to grow up safe and happy.