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Chair of Trustees

Chair of Trustees

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    Trustee / Non-exec Director

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    Volunteers Team

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    almost 3 years ago

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The Hackney Pirates is looking for a new Chair of Trustees

Are you passionate about social change and educational opportunities for young people? Do you want to help an ambitious and innovative charity grow?

The Hackney Pirates is a dynamic, passionate and ambitious charity dedicated to supporting young people who have fewer opportunities and are falling behind at school.

We do that by focusing on their literacy, confidence and perseverance, building on our belief that these core skills and attributes are critical skills for learning which form the basis of broader success.

Our innovative model has received a wide range of support since we started in 2010, including from schools, national charity Teach First, corporate supporters and charity partners.  All activities are conducted in our exciting and unconventional learning environment, The Ship of Adventures, and are supported by volunteers from the local community, ensuring engagement and motivation.

We are looking for a new Chair of Trustees to guide and drive the charity forward so that we can have the greatest impact on the learning outcomes of local young people with fewer opportunities. In particular, we are looking for someone who:

-       Is passionate about social change and educational opportunities for young people

-       Has charity governance experience, ideally as a Chair

-       Has experience of organisational leadership

The right candidate may come from a business, charity or other background. An educational background is not necessary. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience of managing organisational growth.

Further information is attached in a full Chair of Trustees Recruitment Pack. We are seeking expressions of interest as soon as possible with an absolute deadline of 30 June. Please send your CV to

Please see our website for further information.