1. Tutors United

Trustees x 3

Mainly remote/home-based

At an exciting time in our charity’s development – about to embark on a new four-year strategy and with some of our Board standing down – we’re looking for at least 3 new Trustees, based anywhere across England.

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Who we are

We’re Tutors United. We’re on a mission to end the attainment and employability gap through the power of community-based tutoring. We support young people to thrive at two key transition points – from primary to secondary school, and from university to employment. We hire, train, and pay inspiring university students to deliver free tuition to primary school children and their families, providing access to vital educational support and meaningful work experience to those who need it most.

The role

​We’re at an exciting point in the charity’s development, setting a new four-year strategy which will guide our mission to grow our presence across the country and deepen our impact in the communities we work in. We’re proud of our track record – but as the cost-of-living crisis bites and inequalities deepen post-pandemic, our work has never been more needed. We’re ambitious to build new partnerships and grow our reach – particularly beyond London – but like many small charities, we’re grappling with the twin challenges of scaling our programmes in the face of a deeply difficult economic climate. So we need new Trustees to help us navigate the way ahead.

As a Trustee, you will help set the strategic direction to reflect our ambitious goals and position TU within the right networks to support more families. In addition to ensuring good governance, you will have the opportunity to influence our delivery, operations, strategy and business decisions to help the organisation address challenges and maximise
opportunities, so we can continue to excel and create more opportunities for young people to succeed in education and employment.

We’d love to hear from people who share our passion and commitment to supporting every child to succeed, alongside skills and experience in any of the following:

  • teaching or working with schools;
  • charity
    governance or senior leadership;
  • experience working with housing associations;
  • community development and neighbourhood investment;
  • management consulting,
    finance and organisational change.

We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented groups on charity boards, including women, Black, Asian and LGBTQ+ people. We are also eager to hear from individuals with lived experience of educational inequality who offer valuable insights or skills to contribute to our mission.

Supporting document(s)

  • 2024-trustee-job-description.pdf - Download
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