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London (Greater) (GB)
0.00 - This is an unpaid Trustee role
Closing date
14 Feb 2024

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About Treloar’s

Treloar Trust offers outstanding teaching, learning, professional care, therapy, advice and guidance so that every individual can achieve and work towards a future that is as independent as possible.

Treloar School and Treloar College offer around 170 students, aged 4 to 25 years, a specialist environment where learning takes place alongside therapy and care.

Our students are physically disabled with complex needs. Mainstream schools and colleges cannot provide the support they need to achieve their goals.


What will you be doing?

Treloar’s is one of the largest specialist Schools and Colleges in the UK for young people with disabilities. Our fundamental purpose is simple: to enable disabled young people to fulfil their potential in every aspect of their lives.

Our key strength lies in our holistic, multi-disciplinary approach, which encompasses education, residential and pastoral care, therapy, medical support and independence training to deliver the best specialist education. So, it demands and deserves the very best in governance and leadership from people who share the values and ethos described further in our application pack.

The Trust Board requires a variety of skills and experience and is currently looking for fundraising, leadership, and HR experience and the Governing Body for experience in social care, education, clinical skills and health and safety. Both boards would especially welcome people with lived experience of disability.

Treloar Trust is a Registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee. It is governed by the Trust Board (Board of Trustees). The majority of its activities are the provision of a special school and college the running of which is delegated to the Governing Body. The school and college are registered and inspected by both Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission who both grade its provision to be outstanding. The school is a non-maintained special school (NMSS) and the college has the status of a special college.

Key Responsibilities

  • Establishing the Trust’s core values, mission and objectives
  • Determining and reviewing strategic and corporate policies
  • Ensuring that the Trust’s policies meet, and continue to meet, the requirements of the law, best practice and other regulatory bodies
  • Reviewing and monitoring of financial management / Business Plan / capital and revenue budgets
  • Determining and periodically reviewing the Trust’s structure of committees and approving their terms of reference
  • Line management of the Chief Executive including appointment, performance review, terms and conditions, dismissal etc., subject to any restrictions imposed by the Trust’s Human Resources policies
  • Being represented in the appointment of Directors reporting to the Chief Executive and approving the executive management staffing structure and staffing establishment
  • Performance monitoring, focusing on the effectiveness of the Trust in meeting its objectives
  • Effectiveness and consistency of Standing Orders, financial regulations and delegation
  • Standards of conduct and probity for Committee members
  • The Trust’s Equal Opportunities Policy, Health & Safety at Work Policies and other policies required to ensure that the Trust meets its statutory responsibilities and can demonstrate good practice
  • Review and agreement of the annual financial report
  • Approving decisions affecting the assets of the Charity
  • Oversight of Governing Body to ensure that it meets its responsibilities with respect to School and College

Interested? Review the job information pack, via the URL, for more details!


What are we looking for?

The Trust Board sets the strategy and direction of the Trust and is accountable for compliance with legislation and regulatory frameworks, and ensuring that it is financially sustainable.


What difference will you make?

Being a Trustee or Governor of such an important organisation is unquestionably a big ask, and in return you will get to play a significant role in making an unparalleled impact on the lives of disabled young people. Our outcomes attest to this and our Ofsted and CQC ratings verify the quality we have to ensure it. Working at Treloar’s, you will get to work with many amazing people, both on our board/governing body and amongst our staff.



Trustee terms are for three years, and can be extended to a maximum of three terms. The basic time commitment is three Board meetings per year during the day, plus three sub-committee meetings per year. Trustees are required to undertake some training, including Safeguarding, and to engage with the organisation as they are able including attending events and meeting staff and students.


How to apply:

Reach Volunteering’s TrusteeWorks team are supporting Treloar’s with recruiting for this role. To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter, via the URL provided, addressing what you would bring to the role.

If you have any questions, or if you would like to have an informal conversation with our Deputy CEO, Simon Birch, or with our Principal, Martin Ingram, please let us know. 

The closing date is the 14th February 2024. However, this is not a competitive process so applications will be welcomed and considered promptly at any time.

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