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Eligibility: Anyone who has completed one of Frontline’s programmes

Role Overview:

Frontline is governed by a skilled, experienced Board of Trustees. The board provides oversight and supports the senior team to set and deliver on the strategic direction of the charity. They are essential to the strong governance of Frontline and to ensuring the charity’s resources are managed effectively.

We are recruiting a new fellow trustee to join the Board and anyone who has completed one of our programmes (Frontline, Firstline, Headline or Pathways) is eligible to apply. Our fellow trustee plays an invaluable role by bringing their first-hand programme experience and social work knowledge, to inform all Frontline’s work.

At board meetings trustees:

The board meets 5 times a year (4 x 90 minute meetings and 1 full away day) in person in Frontline’s London office. The fellow trustee also sits on the Programme Quality Committee (PQC) which meets for 4 x 90 minute meetings a year. A concise set of papers for all meetings are circulated, so around an hour of reading is required in advance of each meeting. All Frontline’s trustees volunteer their time to the board, though we can cover travel costs if required.

The position provides the successful fellow with a two-year long opportunity, during which time they will be able to influence the work of the charity and help Frontline drive change in social work and better support children and families. The role will enable the successful fellow to develop and hone their personal leadership skills and understand how the board works and manages strategic decision-making. Previous fellow trustees have particularly appreciated being able to channel their commitment to Frontline into creating social change.

We are keen to enhance the diversity of our board, so we especially encourage applications from people from racialised minority backgrounds. By being a diverse and inclusive organisation we will be more able to realise our mission, so we remain committed to increasing diversity and improving inclusion at all levels of the charity.

If you are interested in having a confidential conversation about the role, please contact Mary Jackson, CEO (mary.jackson@thefrontline.org.uk) or Lisa Hackett, Chief Social Worker (lisa.hackett@thefrontline.org.uk).

To apply, send a 250-word (maximum) expression of interest to people@thefrontline.org.uk/, outlining why you are interested in the role and the skills and experience you would bring.

Following expressions of interest, successful applicants will undertake a two-stage interview process (1st Round: w/c 3 June and 2nd Round: w/c 10 June) and would attend their first board meeting in November 2024.

Job benefits

  • Flexible working hours
  • Competitive pension employer contribution
  • 25 days annual leave (increases by 1 day every year after 2 years service, up to 30 days) + bank holidays + office closes from 25 Dec to 1 Jan
  • Interest free loan for season ticket
  • Cycle loan scheme
  • Deposit loan scheme
  • Volunteering days
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Life Assurance Scheme (x3 salary)