Part-Time Flexible Role – in Victoria London or remote (in Bristol) (This is a voluntary role with expenses paid)

ABOUT BUTTLE: 

Buttle UK is an exciting and creative national children’s charity that has been helping children and young people who are in crisis to reach their potential since 1953. They do this by providing direct financial support of up to £2,000 through our Chances for Children grants and, for some children whose home environment is disruptive and chaotic, grants which allow them to go to boarding school. They define a crisis as those living in financial hardship and dealing with at least one other challenging social issue.

ABOUT THE ROLES:

The principal task of Trustees is to ensure, alongside other Trustees, that Buttle UK operates in a manner that enables it to fulfil its objectives as effectively and efficiently as possible.

They are looking for two new trustees to join the board in guiding the work of the charity, alongside our Senior Management Team, to support children and young people in crisis across the UK. They are looking for applicants with skills or experience in the following: 

  • Lived experience/or frontline experience of the issues the children and young people we work with are facing in the UK today.
  • Work in/or attend/ed boarding school.
  • Grant-making.
  • Digital Technology.

As Buttle is a charity supporting children and young people, they would encourage applications from young people over the age of 18. They also particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic candidates as these groups are strongly supported in Buttle’s grant-making but underrepresented within their organisation.

ABOUT YOU: 

  • Commitment to Buttle UK’s vision, mission and values.
  • A knowledge / understanding of children, young people and poverty living in the UK.
  • A willingness to devote sufficient time and effort to Buttle UK.
  • Integrity.
  • Good, independent judgement.
  • An ability to think creatively.
  • A willingness to offer opinions on matters relevant to Buttle UK, work collaboratively and to be open to contrary opinions.
  • An ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • A willingness to allow the Chief Executive and staff to make decisions and act within the limits prescribed by the Board.

To Apply:

Board and Committee meetings are held in London, Victoria or can be joined online. Buttle’s Trustee information pack (attached or at www.buttleuk.org/what-we-do/contact-us/general-enquires/recruitment) contains the following:

  • Support provided for new Trustees
  • Information on the time commitment of being a Trustee at Buttle UK
  • Trustee Role Description 
  • Links for additional information to read, listen to and watch.


To apply please complete the application form on Buttle’s website here and send, accompanied by your CV and our EDI Monitoring Form, to:
recruitment@buttleuk.org by midday on Monday 3rd January 2022.

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