• Chair
  • Volunteer
  • London
  • Up to £1 per annum USD / Year
  • Salary: Unremunerated
  • Consultant: MacLaine Adler
  • Contact Number: 020 7939 7439
  • Expiry Date: 2023-12-01

The Kids Network

Position – Chair of the Board of Trustees

Location – EC2A

Salary- Unremunerated


About The Kids Network

Founded in 2016, The Kids Network (TKN) is an award-winning charity that provides tailored, early intervention for 8-11-year-olds who had had Adverse Childhood Experiences. We provide critical support through our child-led mentoring programme and have a diverse community of children and volunteers connecting through fun, friendship and hardship for positive social change.

We believe every child should get to live the lives they deserve.

The Kids Network had humble beginnings, has achieved an incredible amount, now working across eight London boroughs, in partnership with over 30 schools, reaching over 1,000 children and bringing over 1,000 volunteer mentors into our network of change makers.

Our work is underpinned by our values. If you care about fun, connection, diversity, integrity and curiosity, we want to hear from you.

About the Chair Role

This is an exciting time for a new Chair to join and lead a passionate Board of Trustees and play a vital role in making sure that The Kids Network achieves its core purpose. You will lead the board with TKN values and ensure the effective performance of governance responsibilities. You will develop a strong, positive and supportive relationship with the CEO and will work collaboratively with them to achieve the objectives set for the organisation. You will be an ambassador for the work, mission and values of the organisation and will work to build awareness of the charity at speaking engagements, funding relationships, and related events.

Who we are looking for

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • You are a values led leader with a commitment to the mission of The Kids Network.
  • A track record of governance experience, including a robust understanding of good governance and the duties of a trustee.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and relationship building abilities and are comfortable in an ambassadorial role.
  • You possess a supportive and confident leadership style.
  • An ability to commit the time required to the role.
  • A commitment to equality and diversity and the ability to integrate this into all aspects of the organisation.

Time Commitment

Board Meetings: 5 per year, currently meetings are held remotely.

Monthly hour-long catch ups with the CEO.

How to apply

At this stage, please send your CV to seniorappointments@charitypeople.co.uk to express your interest in the role and they will then provide you with the recruitment pack with more information about the role and how to apply.

Online Q&A Session for candidates to ask questions about the role to be held 1:30pm-2:30pm 15th November.

Closing date for applications is 5pm 1st December 2023.

First interviews to be held 18th-20th December 2023.

Final interviews to be held w/c 8th January 2024.


About Charity People – Our recruitment partner

For over thirty years, Charity People have recruited extraordinarily talented people into rewarding and vital positions on behalf of some of the biggest and smallest non-profit organisations in the UK and internationally. We also work in partnership with organisations that support diversity in the workplace, recognising the need for continual diverse partnerships in our work. We’re proud to be the chosen recruitment partner for many Charities, Universities, Membership bodies and Institutes

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