Innovative education charity ‘Challenge Partners’ seeks new Trustee with legal expertise
Challenge Partners is an innovative education charity through which schools collaborate to share knowledge and best practice, driving improvement of each other and the education system as a whole. Led by practitioners, our goal is to reduce educational inequality and improve the life chances of all children, especially the least advantaged.
Values-led with a sustainable social-enterprise business model, Challenge Partners has grown rapidly since its formation in 2011. Our network now comprises more than 500 partner schools representing over 250,000 children across England. And the model works: schools and pupils in our network outperform national averages each year.
As an organisation, we continuously strive to improve, innovate and add value – especially at a time when schools are experiencing changing demands and are under increased pressure. With a strong network of schools and effective programmes in place, we are well positioned to extend our reach and impact further.
Challenge Partners is seeking trustees with professional expertise and track-record in one or more of: legal, HR, IT/digital, and/or entrepreneurship to enhance our Board and guide the next stage of our growth and development.
Inspired by our mission and aligned with our values, you will bring a highly collaborative approach, championing our practitioner-led model to ensure we make the greatest impact for schools and pupils. Bringing strong professional expertise, you will have an interest in ensuring excellence and innovation through our work. Outstanding communication and ambassadorial skills will allow you to work closely with Board colleagues and management, and to advocate on behalf of the charity and our partners.
Challenge Partners is actively seeking to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion at all levels of the organisation and is particularly interested in hearing from candidates from ethnic minority backgrounds and/or with lived experience of educational disadvantage. One of the two trustee roles we are recruiting will be ringfenced for candidates from these backgrounds.
We are also interested in candidates from outside London and it will be possible to join some Board meetings virtually to achieve this.
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