The Holocaust Educational Trust’s aim is to educate young people from every background about the Holocaust and the important lessons to be learned for today, ensuring that the 6 million Jewish men, women and children who were murdered are never forgotten. Working alongside the eyewitnesses, the Holocaust survivors, the Trust works tirelessly to ensure that the stories of survival against all odds are told and that young people understand the human experience of the Holocaust, not only the statistics. One of HET’s earliest achievements was ensuring that the Holocaust formed part of the National Curriculum for History. HET continues to play a leading role in training teachers on how best to teach the Holocaust, working in schools, universities and in the community to raise awareness and understanding of the Holocaust, providing teacher training, an outreach programme for schools, teaching aids and resource material.
This is a time of change and opportunity for HET and the Trust is now looking for a dynamic new Chair who commands respect both here in the UK and abroad to support the charity in its ambitious agenda. At a crucial juncture in history, as the Holocaust moves from living history, this is a rare opportunity for a proven leader to work with HET’s talented, committed and creative team to help take HET’s work to the next level. HET is looking for an ambitious leader who will help the charity increase awareness and grow its impact across the country, including through the development of more digital offerings. The Chair will help define and achieve HET’s strategy and play a leading ambassadorial role in developing and furthering relationships, both with funders and other Holocaust education organisations. Candidates should bring a demonstratable passion and commitment to HET’s cause and aims. They will ideally be a strategic leader and a compelling communicator, comfortable in a public facing role and able to work effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders, including playing a key role in development activities.
Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Holocaust Educational Trust on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference EAPAVA. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Monday 26 July 2021.