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Trustees

Trustees

  • Location

    Oxford

  • Sector:

  • Contract type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Travel and other expenses reimbursed

  • Contact:

    Volunteers Team

  • Contact email:

    volunteers@tpp.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    02071986130

  • Salary high:

    0

  • Salary low:

    0

  • Job ref:

    LF1253

  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2017-08-13

One-Eighty is a psychological behavioural support charity that seeks to inspire young people, often on the fringes of education and society, to live motivated and successful lives. Young people we work with are often struggling with difficult family circumstances, be it witnessing domestic abuse within the home, acting as carers to family members, dealing with parents taken into custody, suffering a bereavement, or living within the care system. These difficulties then translate into problems in school, with poor attendance, low educational achievement and disruptive behaviour being common, as are criminal activity, drug or alcohol abuse or self-harm.

As an independent charity, we seek to fill gaps in provision from statutory services, and have the flexibility to into a young person’s home and community in addition to their school, in order to identify the cause of their behavioural problems. From this platform, we design an intervention plan specific to their needs as we seek to re-engage and re-inspire these young people.

The charity is in a period of rapid growth, with an annual turnover of approximately £350,000, and expansion of our services from our original base in Oxfordshire to locations in Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Kent and Greater London (where we have a second set of offices) in the last few years. We also recently won the accolade of Oxfordshire Charity of the Year from OCVA.

We are looking to recruit two new trustees to our diverse, multidisciplinary board: a treasurer and a trustee with a background in psychology/therapy. As treasurer, you would help advise One-eighty to better manage their finances and keep management accountable for their spending. As a psychology/therapy trustee, you would help guide the board on how One-eighty can better incorporate psychological/therapeutic models and theories into our work, in order to continue to deliver evidence-based services which maximise positive outcomes for our vulnerable young clients.

Trusteeship requires a commitment to attend trustee board meetings in Oxford for 2-3 hours once every six weeks, and to spend an average of 4 hours/month supporting the Senior Management Team. The role is unpaid, but travel and other expenses will be met. For a full description of the role and person specification, or with any other informal queries, please contact Stacey Jackson by email at stacey.jackson@one-eighty.org.uk.

We value diversity at TPP and welcome applications from all sections of the community.