Voluntary Trustees and Vice Chair

Closing date: 5pm on Friday 31st May 2024

Interview date: Wednesday 12 June 2024

  • Do you want to make a positive difference to the lives of children by helping them to find their forever family? 
  • Do you want to support and empower women to make informed decisions and take control of their lives? 
  • Do you want to keep families safe by supporting parents and children who have experienced domestic abuse?

If this is something you feel passionate about and want to contribute to the work of our Board, we would love to hear from you.

We are particularly looking for individuals with skills and experience in:-

  • Marketing
  • Digital development
  • Lived experience of our services, including from adopters and people with an understanding of the violence against women and girls agenda
  • Children’s or adult social care
  • Commercial business

Who we are looking for

We would love to hear from you if you can bring different experiences, knowledge and ideas to PACT and have a desire to develop your personal and/or professional skills in a team of experienced and dedicated Trustees, volunteers and staff.

We know the value of having board members who champion inclusive values and bring a wide variety of perspectives to our organisation and welcome applications for people of all ages, backgrounds, cultures and levels of experience.

If you’re interested in joining as a Trustee and have no prior board experience this isn’t a problem.  For the Vice Chair role some prior Trustee experience or transferable skills would be ideal.   We provide comprehensive training and support and offer flexibility and opportunities for personal and professional growth.    Plus, you’ll gain immense satisfaction from knowing your efforts directly impact vulnerable individuals and families.

The role of trustee is a voluntary position and will be home based, with occasional travel to our head office in Reading for which we are happy to pay reasonable travel expenses. The time commitment will be approximately a day per month made up of quarterly board meetings and time to input on other charity matters. The Board aims to offer flexibility and will try to accommodate your personal availability wherever possible.

What would you get from being a PACT trustee?

  • Satisfaction of knowing your contribution will make a real difference to the lives of many vulnerable children, women and families
  • An opportunity to use your skills and knowledge, possibly in a different environment or context
  • A chance to contribute to the charity’s strategic growth
  • A chance to expand your experience of charities and gain new skills
  • A boost to your career and CV
  • An opportunity to work alongside other skilled and committed trustees
  • High-quality induction, training and support from us and other charity-support organisations

If you would like to have an informal discussion about this opportunity with our CEO, Natausha van Vliet, please contact Natalie Derkatsch, Executive Assistant by emailing natalie.derkatsch@pactcharity.org. If you are interested in the Vice-Chair opportunity we can arrange for an informal discussion with our current Vice-Chair.

If you believe you can contribute to the skills and diversity of our Board and would like to apply, please download and complete the application form. Please email your completed application form to PACT_HR@pactcharity.org