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Join the Toybox Board of Trustees


  • Salary:
  • Closing date: 17:00 28 February 2022

Do you have a legal background? Do you want to use your experience to help end the injustice of children living and working on the streets?

About the role:

Being a Toybox Trustee is an influential and valuable role. The Board of Trustees are responsible for the governance and strategic direction of the charity, in addition, you will oversee the financial, internal control and risk management matters of the charity in line with good practice, our governing documents, and legal requirements. You will also play a key role in supporting Toybox’s Leadership Team to deliver the organisational strategy.

Time commitment - and our commitment to you

The Board meet four times a year - three remote and one in person at the at the Toybox office in Bletchley, Milton Keynes. Meetings last for a maximum of three hours and normally take place in the afternoon.

This is an unpaid role, but expenses are paid for attendance at meetings and other Trustee activities.

What you'll bring to this role:

A demonstrable commitment to Toybox’s aims, values, ethos and work is essential.

Credibility in your sphere of work and gravitas to help Toybox deliver sustainable progress towards a bold mission – ending the injustice of children living and working on the streets.

Strong leadership and chairing skills, with the ability to bring people together.

An ability to contribute significantly to the wider Board.

Understanding of the role of a Trustee and how Trustees should interact with Toybox’s Leadership Team to best effect.

Experience of high-level strategy development gained at a Board level or at minimum at Leadership Team level.

The technical accounting and financial skills necessary to manage multinational budgets; but the experience of having successfully managed in this environment is more important than any particular qualification.

Experience of overseeing risk management and assurance.

To apply:

Please email your CV and a covering letter to [email protected]

All expressions of interest will be kept confidential.

Closing date: Monday 28th February

Toybox is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff, Trustees, and volunteers to share this commitment.

Toybox values diversity and therefore we encourage and welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates from all backgrounds.

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