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Job Description

Join the Toybox Board of Trustees

Are you a skilled Marketeer or Fundraiser? A genius at digital content?  Or a Cyber Security ninja? If so, we need you!

Do you want to use your experience to help drive and support Toybox’s strategic direction and be part of a movement of people working towards one goal – to end the injustice of children living and working on the world’s most dangerous streets?

About the role:

Toybox is led by its Board of Trustees, who are responsible for the governance and strategic direction of the charity. Being a Toybox Trustee is an influential and valuable role, you will be making an important contribution to our current work and future direction.

You will play a key role in supporting Toybox’s Board and Leadership Team to deliver the organisational strategy.  You’ll oversee the financial, internal control and risk management matters of the charity in line with good practice, our governing document and legal requirements and will report on these to the Board.

Time Commitment – and our Commitment to You

The Board meet four times a year at the Toybox office in Bletchley, Milton Keynes. Meetings last for a maximum of three hours and normally take place in the afternoon.

The successful candidate would serve initially for three years with the potential to be reappointed for up to a further three years after that.

This is an unpaid role, but expenses are paid for attendance at meetings and other Trustee activities. Some employers encourage and enable Trusteeship as part of wider career development and corporate social responsibility. We promise to give you a full induction and ongoing development.

What you’ll bring to this role:

  • A demonstrable commitment to Toybox’s aims, values and work is essential.
  • Credibility in your sphere of work and gravitas to help lead a Toybox to deliver sustainable progress towards a bold mission – ending the injustice of children living and working on the streets.
  • Strong inter-personal and relationship-building abilities.
  • An ability to contribute significantly to the wider Board.
  • Understanding of the role of a Trustee and how Trustees can interact with Toybox’s Leadership Team to best effect.
  • Experience of high-level strategy development gained at a Board level or at minimum at Leadership Team level.
  • Strong leadership and chairing skills, ability to motivate staff and volunteers and bring people together.
  • The technical accounting and financial skills necessary to manage multinational budgets; but the experience of having successfully managed in this environment is more important than any particular qualification.
  • Proven experience of financial management in a large international organisation at a senior level is desirable.
  • Experience of overseeing risk management and assurance.

Closing date:  1 May 2020

Toybox is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff, trustees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Toybox values diversity and therefore we encourage and welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates from all backgrounds.

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About Toybox 

Toybox is a UK charity with a mission to end the injustice of street children, one of the world’s most vulnerable groups. The United Nations estimates the number of street children around the world to be in the hundreds of millions.

Established in 1992, Guatemala City was the first place Toybox started working. We are still there today, working with children who are living or working on the streets.  Our mission is unchanged from those early days however we are now working across Latin America, Africa and Asia.