Unlock is recruiting Trustees!

by / Monday, 29 January 2018 / Published in Get involved, News @ Unlock, News & Media, Vacancies


We are actively recruiting Trustees to join the Board at Unlock

Unlock is an independent award-winning charity that provides a voice and support for people with convictions who are facing stigma and obstacles because of their criminal record.

We are an innovative, creative and award winning social action charity, seeking people with the appropriate skills, knowledge and/or experience to help us grow and develop. You’ll need a passion for making a difference to disadvantaged people and an ability to consider and contribute towards strategic plans, decisions on finances, staffing, service design and new projects.

We are looking for people to join our Board of Trustees with the skills, passion, vision and influence to help Unlock meet its objectives and take the charity into the future, and would particularly value applications from people with skills who have knowledge, skills or experience in one or more of the following:

  • We are actively seeking people who are committed to communicating the values and ethos of Unlock
  • We are especially keen to appoint people who have themselves met with and overcome the disadvantages of having a criminal conviction.
  • Enterprise/business Development/Strategic Planning
  • Fundraising/Income Generation/Events
  • Digital service development
  • Human Resources/employment law

We warmly welcome applications from all suitably skilled people regardless of background and especially keen to appoint people who have themselves met with and overcome the disadvantages of having a criminal conviction.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Val Woodcock (Trustee) at valwoodcock@btinternet.com, or Andrew Henley (Chair of Trustees) at a.henley1@keele.ac.uk, to arrange.

The role requires regular attendance at Board meetings (4 times per year, held in London) and occasional committee meetings and related work. Under charity regulation, these roles must be unremunerated, though travel expenses are covered.

To apply for the position, please see the Letter from the Chair of Trustees  and download the Trustee Application Pack. Once you have completed your application, please mark it ‘Confidential’ and returned by post to Mrs D Young, Unlock, MCSC, 39-48 Marsham Street, Maidstone; Kent ME14 1HH, or email to debbie.young@unlock.org.uk , thank you.

The closing date for applications is midday on Friday 2nd March. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 10th April at Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG.

We are actively seeking to build a diverse Board and would strongly welcome applications from people with other skills who feel they could contribute something towards the future direction of the organisation.

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