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Join the Toybox Board of Trustees


  • Salary: Volunteer
  • Closing date: 23:59 1 December 2023

Do you have an International Programmes 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 are held remotely and one in person at the at the Toybox office in Bletchley, Milton Keynes. Online 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:

  • Be committed to Toybox, its objectives, values, and mission.
  • Being able to embrace the organisations Christian faith.
  • 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.
  • Experience of overseeing risk management and assurance.
  • Significant experience in management roles within the international development sector, with a proven track record of designing and implementing sustainable, particpatory programmes.

Closing date: 1 December 2023

How to apply

Expressions of interest are by summary CV together with a cover letter explaining what motivates you to apply and what you would bring to the role. You can either email your CV and cover letter to [email protected] or post to Lynne Morris – Challenge House, Sherwood Drive, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK3 6DP United Kingdom, marking the envelope “Private and Confidential”. All expressions of interest will be kept confidential.

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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Please note Toybox is member of the Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (the Inter-Agency Scheme for the Disclosure of Safeguarding-related Misconduct in the Recruitment Process), submitting your application to Toybox means you are granting permission for Toybox to request information regarding Safeguarding-related issues.