KIDS Trustee


Share our passion for supporting disabled children, young people and their families: become a Trustee of KIDS

KIDS occupies a unique position in the charity sector: it is the only national charity that is solely focused on disabled children and young people no matter what their impairment or disability. It has a strong history of developing innovative services, including Home Learning, Portage, Parent Partnerships, and adventure playgrounds.

The charity has been in existence for 45 years and now has an income of £11 million, with 250 staff (supplemented by 600 sessional workers), supporting 8,000 children. We face a challenging time with the increasing focus on cuts in Local Authority spending, and have just finalised a robust new 4-year strategy. We are seeking 3 new trustees who will challenge us to be even better at delivering quality services and having the greatest impact for the children and young people we support.

We would welcome applications from highly-talented individuals who have experience at Board level in other public or private organisations, or other similar experience, and who will share our values and our passion to make a difference to the lives of disabled children and young people.

We would particularly welcome applications from people with skill, expertise or knowledge of:

  • fundraising
  • marketing/communications/social media
  • the health and social care commissioning environment
  • IT and infrastructure projects.

We need strategic thinkers with excellent communication skills, the ability to assimilate complex information and ask challenging strategic questions. You need to commit the time for 6 Board meetings a year.

You will be jointly responsible for:

  • setting our strategy and monitoring its implementation
  • agreeing the annual business plan and performance targets
  • approving and monitoring the budget and risk
  • monitoring compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements

Please see below for the full Information Pack and application details. If you wish to talk to someone first, then Tina Patel, PA to the Board, (020 7288 7152) will arrange this for you.

Closing Date for applications is Tuesday 2 February 2016.

Supporting Documents:

Trustee Information Pack

KIDS Trustee Application Guidelines

KIDS Trustee Application Cover Sheet

Equality Data Collection Form


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