Trustee - Armed Forces Education Trust

Location
Communting distance to London
Salary
The role is unpaid but reasonable expenses are reimbursed
Posted
04 Sep 2018
Closes
04 Oct 2018
Ref
AFETTRUSTEE
Function
Trustees & Chair
Hours
Part Time
Contract Type
Permanent

TRUSTEES FOR GRANT GIVING CHARITY

Approximately 6 meetings per year

 

The Armed Forces Education Trust is a charity working for children and young adults whose education has been compromised or put at risk as a result of parents’ past or current service in the Armed Forces. The grants we give make a difference to young lives, helping improve their educational opportunities or supporting special skills or talents.  We help individual children and also make collective grants to education establishments with a high proportion of service pupils.

We currently seek to recruit at least two trustees.  Candidates must show commitment to the vision and values of the Trust, empathy for the Armed Services and the cause of helping children whose education may be compromised as a result of the circumstances of their parents’ service, and demonstrate integrity, strategic vision, good independent judgement and a willingness to contribute to our work.

Knowledge of the primary or secondary education sector and their funding would be an advantage, as would some understanding of the Armed Services.

The Trust’s principal asset is a school in Hampstead.  We would therefore also be interested to talk to any interested individual with specialist knowledge of the property sector.

The Trust is professionally run, but the Board, with specialist advice, is closely involved in the background to cases and decisions.  Trustees meet normally in London and meetings are held at least six times per year.  Trustees are not remunerated but reasonable expenses are paid.

For further information about the Trust visit armedforceseducation.org

Contact Charmian Hickman at admin@armedforceseducation.org for further details on how to apply.