Thrive at Five


Job Reference CARAWA
Closing Date Tuesday 26 Oct 2021

Thrive at Five is conceived around a vision of a society that cherishes children’s development in the early years, where every child can thrive and achieve their full potential. Our mission is to support children from disadvantaged backgrounds, to achieve a good level of development at the age of five.

The Thrive at Five place-based collective impact initiative brings together a diverse group of stakeholders from the public, voluntary and private sector. On the ground Thrive at Five will harness collaboration between local Authorities and their constituent statutory partners, health, education, social services, charities, community and voluntary organizations. Critical to success of the model are local parents whose needs and voice will guide the work. All these stakeholders will collaborate in co-developing, driving and funding the early years initiative at every stage advancing the capacity of disadvantaged children to be school ready at five.

In 2021 Thrive at Five was set up as an independent registered charity and the board of trustees now seek two trustees to provide strategic advice, support and governance to help evolve and grow the charity. Specifically, the charity seek a treasurer and an early years education specialist.

The successful candidate for each role will bring a genuine interest and passion in improving early years education. They will be joining a small, committed, and strong board. They will be a proven leader with significant influencing skills and the gravitas to represent the charity at senior levels. They will demonstrate an ability to think strategically about many factors influencing the charity’s mission. They will be an engaged, enthusiastic, and creative individual with a passion to help contribute to the development of the charity to scale up, grow and make a really important difference to improving non-school readiness.

Specifically, the treasurer profile will bring a relevant financial qualification and experience working in a charitable setting with strong charity governance and finance experience. Whilst the other trustee will bring experience working in an education establishment or as a practitioner with knowledge and experience of working with non-school ready children. `

Thrive at Five actively encourage applications from individuals from under-represented groups, including women and people from ethnic minorities, and understand the importance of reflecting the members of the communities they seek to work in partnership with.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Thrive at Five on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference CARAWA. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on 26th October 2021.

Our mission is to support children from disadvantaged backgrounds, to achieve a good level of development at the age of five.