Appointment Details

The Childhood Trust

Job Title: Trustee

Job Reference:BAKAEA

Closing Date: Thursday 4 Jun 2020

The Childhood Trust is a grant making and fundraising charity founded in 2013 by the philanthropist and social entrepreneur Grant Gordon. Its mission is to alleviate the impact of child poverty in London. Child poverty is a significant and pernicious problem in London that affects an estimated 700,000 children. 400,000 children are experiencing food insecurity and 90,000 children are homeless.

Since its foundation, the Childhood Trust has supported over 400 projects across London working to alleviate the impact of child poverty. The Trust uses its funds to generate and match other donations, primarily through online fundraising campaigns and fundraising partnerships with philanthropists, companies and trusts and foundations. Since 2013 these campaigns have brought people together and inspired them to donate through matched giving to raise £14.8 million for grassroots child poverty charities working throughout London.

The Childhood Trust is a successful and growing charity. With a staff team of four, the charity already punches well above its weight having impacted the lives of 180,000 children. However, there is still a huge amount of work to be done to support the most vulnerable. The Childhood Trust is looking to scale up its programmes and reach even more children in the future, with the hope of doubling in size in the next three years. The charity currently runs two successful fundraising campaigns a year, generating approximately £3 million in income. In order to make a tangible difference to the lives of more disadvantaged children across London, the Childhood Trust will be looking to accelerate its fundraising.

The Childhood Trust is seeking new Trustees to join its board to support and continue the charity’s growth. The Childhood Trust is looking for motivated and ambitious people who want to make a tangible difference to the lives of disadvantaged children. Trustees will be fully committed to the cause and will help to accelerate the charity’s mission through playing a key role in setting strategic objectives and supporting the Trust in its revenue and capital fundraising.

Trustees will bring a commercial background with strong financial acumen, and ideally have prior experience of supporting revenue and capital fundraising at Board of Trustee level. It will be important for all candidates to have a strong belief in the Childhood Trust’s mission and the ability to champion the Trust’s projects in pursuit of that mission. Trustees meet three times a year, and are also expected to join a subcommittee, which meet on average between two and four times each year. The role is unremunerated, however travel and any other expenses incurred whilst undertaking the role are reimbursed.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to The Childhood Trust on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference BAKAEA. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Thursday 4th June 2020.

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