Trustee

Glebe House, Shudy Camps, Cambridge CB21 4QH, UK

Job Type

This is a volunteer position. The Trust Board is the governing body which promotes strategic thinking and planning by addressing compliance, prudence, caring and the identification of critical issues. By being a Trustee, you can help us make a real difference to the lives of the young people we work with.

The Board is always composed of at least 60% Quakers. We are looking for non-Quakers as well as Quaker Trustees. It is usual for Board appointments to last for three years in the first instance, but a further triennium might be helpful.

Salary

VOLUNTEER

Job Description

In addition to the relevant statutory duties, each Trustee should be willing to use any specific skills knowledge or experience they have to help the Trust Board reach sound decisions. This may involve leading discussions, identifying key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives and evaluating/offering advice on other areas in which they have particular expertise. There is an expectation that Trustees will complete the relevant mandatory training required due to the nature of our work. All Trustees are also Governors of our School.

This is a volunteer position, but reasonable expenses are covered. Board meetings are held bi-monthly and depending on relevant experience there may be opportunities to support specific sub-committees which would also have a time commitment.

The Board is always composed of at least 60% Quakers. We are looking for non-Quakers as well as Quaker Trustees. It is usual for Board appointments to last for three years in the first instance, but a further triennium might be helpful.

About Us

Glebe House is a Charity, established in 1965 to provide support for young males aged between 15-18, who have displayed harmful sexual behaviours and may have other complex behavioural issues. It provides a year-round children’s home together with individualised treatment programmes of therapy and education, delivered on-site at our Independent Special School and carried out within a therapeutic community setting.

The key objective of the Trust is to reduce the risk of ex-Residents offending, and the promotion of their resilience for them to play their full part in contributing to society. Residents are referred to us by Local Authorities or as directed by the Court. Over an average of two years, Residents are encouraged to recognise and effectively reduce risks and threats. The aim is to assist them to learn how to maintain socially and legally acceptable standards of behaviour, so that they can resume independent living in the future.

What We Offer

This is a volunteer position, but reasonable expenses are covered.

Board meetings are held bi-monthly and depending on relevant experience there may be opportunities to support specific sub-committees which would also have a time commitment.

What You Will Need To Join Us

Available Hours

Application

If you are interested in this post please apply by completing our Application Form using the link below.

If you are interested in this post and would like to discuss the role further please contact our HR Department on (01799) 584359.

We are an equal opportunities employer and value diversity, welcoming and valuing applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

As part of our safer recruitment practices all posts will be subject to checks including an enhanced DBS.

A full employment history will need to be provided with an explanation of any employment gaps.

Due to our rural location, a current Driving Licence and access to transport is essential.