Jobs Board

Trustees (3 vacancies)

OrganisationBreak Charity
WebsiteVisit organisation website
Date posted28 January 2019
Closing date18 February 2019
Contact nameFor an applicant pack or for an informal chat with our Chair in the first instance, please email

Could you help steer and govern a prominent, dynamic East Anglian charity to new heights?

Are you committed to improving young lives?

If so, we have an exciting opportunity to join our organisation as a Trustee (voluntary position)

Break offers a wide range of services for vulnerable children, young people and their families and are looking to further develop and diversify to increase the depth of our support and geographical spread.

We are a learning organisation striving for constant improvement and require passionate, dedicated and enterprising individuals able to contribute fully to the Board functioning in an ever evolving sector.

Break is changing young lives across East Anglia by supporting children, young people and families in four key areas and we continue to grow and diversify to meet changing needs.

  • Young people in Care and Moving on
  • Children and Young People with Disabilities
  • Families in Need of Support
  • Children at Risk

We have exceptional outcomes for children, young people and families who use our services.

Trustees – What we offer

  • An opportunity to join an experienced and dedicated Trustee Board
  • The scope to work strategically alongside a professional and skilled senior management team that lead an agile and highly qualified workforce
  • The confidence of joining a financially stable organisation.

Break has 50 Charity shops, with a wide geographical spread, which are a vital source of non-statutory funding, together with outstanding fundraising operations.

Break employs around 450 staff and 900 volunteers, the majority of the latter in its shops. The staff are located primarily in Norfolk, with the main administrative offices in Norwich.

Break is Investors in People gold accredited and has featured in the Times Best Companies list.

Break has an exceptional training provision for internal and external customers that has a reputation for being interactive, innovative and of high quality and is leading the social pedagogy agenda within the region.

The Trustee candidate:

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate their ability to:

  • Help steer a large and complex organisation through further development of its strategic direction
  • Understand the difference between governance and executive management roles.
  • Think strategically and creatively
  • Set clear objectives and effectively performance manage
  • Be a role model and committed to the values of organisation
  • Have a track record of motivating others to strive for excellence
  • The successful applicant needs to be a highly influential, mentally agile individual ideally with commercial experience and preferably with some knowledge of the commissioning or delivery of services.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

We would welcome applications from individuals who have personal experience of being a beneficiary of care services.

How to apply

For an applicant pack or for an informal chat with our Chair in the first instance, please email

Closing Date: Monday 18th February 2019

Interview dates will be on 7th March 2019

Send your CV directly to Sally Butler at