Who we are
National Numeracy is an independent charity established in 2012 to help raise low levels of numeracy among both adults and children and to promote the importance of everyday maths skills. We aim to challenge negative attitudes, influence public policy and offer practical ways of helping adults and children improve their numeracy - in the community, the workplace and formal education.
To enable everyone across the UK to be confident and competent in using numbers and data, to be able to make good decisions in their daily life and at work.
The UK has a problem with numbers, and it is holding us back. Not getting on with numbers blights lives and livelihoods, contributing to pervasive problems from unemployment to poor health and debt.
As a nation, UK numeracy levels are significantly below the average for developed countries; and as individuals, nearly half the working age population has the expected numeracy level of a primary school child. And it costs the UK economy a staggering £20 billion a year.
We are looking for two new trustees to take on exciting voluntary roles due to founding members rotating off the board. We are committed to broadening the diversity of the Board and would like to hear from applicants who can contribute greater diversity of representation, experience and thinking, including Black, Asian and minority ethnic people, LGBTQ+ people and people with disabilities.
You will be working with a dedicated and committed board and executive team in providing effective oversight of the charity and helping to refine the strategic direction. You will be passionate about improving social mobility, an excellent communicator and highly effective at building relationships.
We would welcome applicants from all stages of their career and can provide training for those without previous board experience. We are especially keen that one of the new trustees will have skills in fundraising and business development but also welcome applications from candidates with other relevant strengths. Both roles will require attendance at five meetings per year, plus the time to review trustee papers and with flexibility to get involved in a board subcommittee and with key campaigns, such as National Numeracy Day.
If you are passionate about the importance of number confidence and numeracy skills in everyday life and want to help contribute to the next phase of the development of National Numeracy, please get in touch.
HOW TO APPLY
If you are interested in these roles, please contact Emily Kramers at [email protected] for a full recruitment pack, and if you would prefer to have an informal chat then please contact Emily Kramers on the above email address to arrange.
Applications should consist of a CV and cover letter and the deadline is 2nd July. Interviews will be in the summer with the post starting in autumn 2021.
Equality, Diversity & inclusion:
National Numeracy is an equal opportunities organisation and all applicants are treated equally and fairly throughout the recruitment and selection process.