1. Pause

Trustee and Chair

Hybrid / London

Our Trustees work together to lead Pause. They meet on a regular basis to discuss Pause’s progress, problems and the future. The most important thing we look for in a Trustee, or our Chair, is that they really care about Pause’s work.

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Who we are

We work to improve the lives of women who have had – or are at risk of having – more than one child removed from their care, and the services and systems that affect them.

We offer an intensive, trauma-informed model of support. Our 18-month programme is tailored to each individual woman’s needs and their hopes for the future across a variety of areas, from housing to improving relationships with children.


The role

We are looking for at least two new Trustees to join our Board, as well as for a new Chair to lead us towards our vision of a society where no family experiences the removal of a child more than once.

We are looking for people who are:

  • Honest, open-minded and have integrity
  • Good listeners and communicators who work well with other people
  • Keen to learn from other people, particularly women with experience of the Pause Programme
  • Able to challenge with respect and disagree kindly
  • We are especially keen to hear from people with experience of one or more of the following:
    • Women who have completed the Pause Programme
    • Fundraising
    • Professionals with a background in family law
  • You don’t need to have experience of all these areas. For example, if you have completed the Pause Programme but don’t know about fundraising, we’d still love to hear from you!
  • We encourage applicants from as diverse a range of backgrounds as possible, to better reflect wider society, as well as the women we work with. We would particularly like to hear from people with lived experience of children’s services, with disabilities and from communities that experience racism, all of whom are currently underrepresented within our Board.

Please see our information pack for more details, including how to apply.

Supporting document(s)

  • chair-and-trustee-recruitment-pack-2024.pdf - Download
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