Buttle UK is an exciting and creative charity that has been helping children and young people across the UK since 1953 through its endowment and external funding. We 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. We define a crisis as those living in financial hardship and dealing with at least one other challenging social issue.
Last year we were able to provide £4.78m in grant funding for children and young people, and we aim to continue an increased level of support over the next 18 months at least, as the long-term aftermath of the pandemic becomes more apparent.
We 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. We 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.
• Digital Technology.
We are a charity supporting children and young people, so we would encourage applications from young people over the age of 18. We also particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic candidates as these groups are strongly supported in our grant-making but underrepresented within our organisation.
Board and Committee meetings are held in London, Victoria or can be joined online. Our Trustee information pack (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 and Person Specification
• Links for additional information to read, listen to and watch.
Interviews will take place on the 27th and 28th January 2022 at our London Victoria office or online.
London, SW1P 1SB
How to apply
To apply please complete the application form and send, accompanied by your CV and our EDI Monitoring Form, to: [email protected] by midday on Monday 3rd January 2022.