Children's Charity Trustee

Location: Norwich
Salary: Voluntary
Contract Type: Voluntary / Bank Hours
Position Type: {Advertised Full Time / Part Time}
Closing Date:



Could you help steer and govern a leading, high profile and 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).

We are particularly seeking to recruit to the Board applicants with expertise in one of the following:

·       Strategic leadership in children’s social care services

·       Experienced public law solicitor or barrister

·       Accountancy and audit

What we are looking for:

We are seeking to recruit three trustees with different areas of expertise who are committed to helping us to deliver our vision and mission.

We are committed to increasing the diversity of our Board and making sure we best reflect the young people and families we serve. For this reason, we would particularly welcome applications from:

·       People, including young adults, who were in the care system themselves or who have lived experience of the care system

·       Applicants from Black, Asian and minoritised ethnic backgrounds

·       Applicants who have a disability

This is an opportunity to join an experienced and dedicated Trustee Board, working alongside a professional and skilled Senior Management Team that lead an agile and highly qualified workforce, to give the very best care to each young person in our services.

As a Break trustee you will:

·       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 corporate 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.

About Break
Break is a forward-thinking non-profit organisation that’s delivered unique support for young people across East Anglia for over fifty years. Co-production with staff, young people and families is at the very heart of everything we do.

We have a range of residential services, a family assessment centre, a fostering agency, Staying Close, Staying Connected and services for disabled children and their families.

As a trauma-informed organisation, all our young people and employees are supported by our highly skilled therapeutic team - and our lifelong offer means that even when young people leave our care, we will always be there for them.

With low staff turnover and vacancy rates, we have over 90% good and outstanding gradings across our services and deliver great outcomes for our young people. Our ambition is to grow and build even further - creating an environment where people can develop their talent and see the difference they make.

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.

You could be part of making amazing things happen.

Change the Lives of Young People Leaving Care with Break - YouTube


Please include a covering letter stating why you would like to a Trustee for Break with your application.


If you are interested and would like an informal chat with our Chair, in the first instance, please contact Charlotte Johnston ( who will arrange a discussion with the Chair.



The Company has experienced unprecedented growth over the past few years. We have a vast number of employees, and provide support to clients from all over the country.