The 93% Club – supporting ‘state schoolers’ at university – seeks new Trustee
We’re looking to grow our trustee board to bring a diverse range of experience, so that we can be sure we have all the skills we need as we prepare for the next stage of our journey. This is a brilliant opportunity to join a large but growing charity at a pivotal moment in our ambitions to dismantle social immobility in the UK.
Over the last four years, the 93% Club has grown from a Facebook group of 400 students at two universities, to a network of state-educated people at more than 30 universities across the UK. We’ve now reached over 10,000 young people in every corner of the country, we’re becoming the go-to organisation for state schoolers at university, and we have big plans to expand our reach even further over the next two years.
About The 93% Club
We are the 93% of people who went to state schools in the UK. Despite our number, we occupy a much smaller percentage of top roles: 34% of FTSE 350 CEOs, 35% of senior judges, 43% of the House of Lords, 56% of journalists, and so the list goes on… That’s why we’re building a members’ club to rival some of the most exclusive and expensive clubs in the UK. We’re taking a centuries-old system and repurposing it to change society and tackle social immobility head on.
We exist to dismantle the class inequality that exists in Britain today through the power of community. By bringing together thousands of like-minded individuals across the country, we are breaking down the structural barriers to social mobility and building a future that’s fairer for the next generation. We are driven by our goal of solving the UK’s social mobility problem, once and for all. Whilst that might sound ambitious, it guides us in everything we do and steers the way in which we operate as a truly mission-driven organisation.
The Trustee Role
- To actively contribute to policy setting, strategic direction, goal and target setting, and evaluate performance against targets, budgets, plans and charitable objectives
- To ensure that activities and interventions are linked to the charity\’s objectives and complement the charity culture
- To ensure the Trustee Board monitors and reviews the performance of the charity\’s leadership, rewards performance accordingly and identifies appropriate development opportunities
- To monitor the financial position of the charity and its operations within its means and objects, making sure that there are clear lines of accountability for day-to-day financial management
- To monitor whether the service complies with its governing document and standards and if the needs of the beneficiaries are being met
Required Skills & Behaviours
- Willingness to actively participate in discussions concerning needs of charity’s beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and the trustee board
- Willingness to act in the best interest of the charity while adhering the Nolan principles of public life
- Sound, independent judgement and ability to think creatively
- Working effectively as a team member and demonstrating a willingness to learn and develop
- Strong intellectual and analytical ability; innovative thinker and ability to focus on issues requiring action
Particular Experience Sought
As part of our aim to build a Trustee Board that brings together a diverse range of knowledge, we are particularly keen to hear from individuals who can bring any of the following experience:
- Human resources or volunteer management
- Charity accounting or non-profit finance
- Leadership in the charitable or voluntary sector
- Charity law
- Trustee experience
- Education, teaching or education leadership
- Lived experience of socio-economic disadvantage
Our Commitment to Inclusion
We’re serious about creating an inclusive charity that promotes and values diversity. Organisations that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective are proven to be better organisations. More importantly, creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work is the right thing to do.
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