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Mita Desai

16 February 2023

We are recruiting for a CEO to provide maternity cover on a part time basis, over a period of 9 months. The role will suit someone who loves governance as a vehicle for creating social impact, values social justice at the core of everything they do, and is excited about building a sustainable and inclusive movement. This position has been intentionally built to meet the needs of candidates who may need to work flexibly (due to caring responsibilities or personal circumstances).


Business Development (60%)

  • Relationship management with current and potential funders
  • Fundraising
  • Supporting the training manager to build the income streams and reserves.

Board & strategy (10%)

  • Relationship management with the chair and wider trustee board
  • Establish and monitor key indicators of the organisation’s impact and financial health
  • Maintain awareness of risks and changes in the external environment that affect the organisation.

Operational oversight (20%)

  • Ensure the organisation’s staff and volunteers are focused on achieving its mission and aims
  • Establish mechanisms for listening to the views of beneficiaries on the organisation’s performance
  • Financial management: oversight of operational budgets and processes.

People management (10%)

  • Management of:

    • Grace Jeremy - Training Manager (full time)
    • Heidi Proven - Partnerships Manager (8 hours per week)
    • Jenna Docherty - Administrator (8 hours per week)

Personal Specification

Personal qualities

  • Embodies and believes in the movement’s values & culture (these are outlined further down)
  • Passionate about governance and representation
  • Takes initiative and can work independently
  • Asks “how can I work in service of a mission?” (rather than the organisation)

Skills & experience

We welcome experience in these areas from work settings, volunteering, studying or other relevant personal experiences.

  • Essential:

    • Fundraising and business development
    • Outstanding time management and prioritisation skills
    • Leading strategic decisions
    • Strong people & relationship management skills
    • Creating inclusive environments and motivating staff
  • Desirable:

    • Lived experience of being a young trustee on a charity board
    • Knowledge of HR practice
    • Senior management or organisational leadership.

In carrying out these duties the post holder will:

  • Work to protect the organisation’s reputation and principles
  • Treat internal and external contacts with dignity and respect and uphold the company’s equality of opportunity and dignity at work policies
  • Actively participate in appraisals, team meetings and meeting self-development needs
  • Undertake any other duties necessary to this post as reasonably required

Additional role details & key dates

Salary: £40,000 FTE (£20,000 pro rata) in line with our Equality, Diversity and transparency commitments we will not be negotiating on this salary. The salary has been set at the upper limit of what makes financial sense for us at this moment. We provide a 3% pension contribution.

Contract Terms: 18.75 hours per week (2.5 days). We value flexibility and will work with the successful applicant to shape a working pattern to suit both their needs and the needs of the movement.

Location: Home-based. We will consider flexible working and applicants from +/- 1 hour GMT time zone. Candidates must have the right to work in the UK independently as we, unfortunately, are unable to provide visa sponsorship at this time.

Reporting to: Young Trustees Movement Chair and wider board of Trustees.

Holiday Entitlement: We offer 25 days annual leave (pro rata) plus bank holidays, plus 5 extra volunteer days for trusteeship.


  • Q&A WEBINAR - View the recording here.

  • DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS - 5pm, Saturday March 11th


    • W/C 20th -26th March
  • START DATE - Ideally May 2023 (open to negotiation to start earlier or later)

About the Young Trustees Movement

The Young Trustees movement was incubated by the Social Change Agency in 2019. It is currently fiscally hosted by Social Change Nest.

Our mission is to:

  • Increase the number of trustees aged 30 and under on charity boards across England and Wales by 2024. (while the spotlight is on the age factor, our movement is part of a wider call for diversity on boards).
  • Changing the image of what a trustee looks like, by shining a light on the impact made by young trustees.
  • Define what conditions allow for safe spaces where all young people can genuinely add their perspectives.

To achieve this, we:

  • Run campaigns that challenge the perceptions of who a trustee should be.
  • Host a digital hub that enables those in our movement to connect.
  • Building the infrastructure to enable current Young Trustees to lead the movement across the UK.
  • Working with and signpost existing initiatives working towards our mission.
  • Create training and support where there is a gap and a need.

Movement Values:

  • Intersectional diversity of perspectives
  • Young people are safe & can make informed choices
  • Young people lead this movement
  • Collaboration

Cultural aspirational values

The heading is the aspirational value, the bullet points are the choice that enables those things to be actioned. This is a choice we make every day and moment. We call these aspirational values, as we will always get things wrong - what is important is that we are centered in and accountable to these values.

  • Empathy & Integrity

    • Bringing kindness to ourselves and those we work with. Valuing social justice at the center of all of our decisions. Relationships are better than transactions. Deep-seated change requires networks, allies, and the fresh thinking that comes from working with others.
  • Curious & Challenging

    • We approach our work with a curious mind and a culture that allows for a constructive challenge, bringing the energy and fun that is needed to inspire others to create change.
  • Self-awareness & Nourishment of self and others.

    • Asking ourselves: What conditions allow ourselves and others to thrive? Am I in a place to receive, ask for, and be supported in feedback? How can I bring my whole self to work and be playful (what do I need to make this happen?).

How to apply

Applyby the closing date of 5pm, Saturday March 11th 2023.

Free Champion Training

Join a 1 hour training session to understand the power of young trustees, have a framework to understand how to approach board diversity and take practical next steps. New dates are added every month.