1. Devon Development Education

Trustee to support our education work

Central Exeter

With a strong reputation for delivering global education, we’re now seeking a new Trustee to support our education work.

Closing date for applications

Wanted. A new Trustee to support our education work with pupils and teachers.

Devon Development Education, based at the Global Centre, is a very successful education charity, committed to creating positive change in our Devon schools and communities. With a strong reputation for delivering global education, we’re now seeking a new Trustee to support our education work.

Our key current projects include:

· Food For Thought programme, linking primary schools in Uganda and Devon and Cornwall

· Telling our stories, Finding Our Roots, Devon’s Multi-Cultural History – in Honiton and Ilfracombe. Funded by the Lottery Heritage Fund – our third such project. www.tellingourstoriesdevon.org.uk

· Cultural Champions. Devon residents with a different culture and heritage to most of the population; trained to share their stories with pupils and communities.

· Youth Cultural Champions. Training young people from different ethnic backgrounds to increase their self-esteem and be proud of their culture.

· DDE Community Programme. A regular series of public events on topical issues.

Our education work takes us into primary and secondary schools, across the county, for different projects, including:

· celebrating cultural diversity and different faiths

· anti-racism, equality and inclusion

· global citizenship and school partnerships

· Fairtrade, increasing understanding of our global food supplies

· Creating education resources, especially linked to our Telling Our Stories projects.

We’d welcome advice and support, learning from the trustee’s own expertise and experiences.

Why choose to join us?

At DDE, we believe that our success is driven by the passion and expertise of our team. As a Trustee, you will have:

· The opportunity to be part of a growing charity with a clear mission.

· A chance to make a difference in the lives of children, young people and adults across Devon.

· Opportunities to learn about different education initiatives, including Sustainable Development Goal 4 (Quality Education for All).

Qualifications: no formal qualifications are required but we hope you will have:

· Experience of teaching in a school, either in UK or overseas, or being a school governor.

· An enhanced DBS check

· Commitment to our values and mission.

· Enjoyment of working collaboratively, as part of a diverse team.

· Training in charity governance and the role of trustees will be provided

Commitment:

· 6-8 trustee meetings each year, usually evenings, in DDE’s Exeter office

· Involvement in DDE school project work – the amount of time dependent on trustee’s availability

How to Apply:

We welcome enquiries from all ages and backgrounds. To find out more and hold an informal discussion, contact our Chair of Trustees, Desmond Kumar, at desmond.kumar@gmail.com or co-ordinator Sue Errington at DDE@globalcentredevon.org.uk or find more information on our website www.globalcentredevon.org.uk

Closing date for applications

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