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Quality Services Trustee

The KidsAid Foundation
Northamptonshire (GB)
Closing date
21 Jun 2024

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Charity and not for profit, Board trustees, Other
Salary band
Part Time
Where will they be working
From our office

This is a new role on our board and a great opportunity to assist us in establishing a culture of excellence and continuous improvement and really develop the services we offer to the youth of Northamptonshire. 

What will you be doing?

To lead the Quality Services Team in providing oversight on behalf of the board in: 

  • Monitoring the experience of, and standard of service provided to, those who benefit from, or otherwise deal with Kids Aid, ensuring that the views of service users are considered, to secure a culture of excellence and continuous improvement.
  •  Ensuring compliance with ethical, professional, and clinical standards relevant to KidsAid’s beneficiaries. 
  • Monitoring organisational culture, policies, and processes to maximize safeguarding of all for whom KidsAid are responsible.
  •  Monitoring and keeping under review the values of the board in the context of service delivery. Adopting, monitoring, and updating where necessary, a scheme of delegation. 
  • Monitoring and auditing compliance with all relevant legal obligations, including assessing the likely effect of proposed changes to the law. 
  • Monitoring, compliance with the charitable objects of KidsAid, the constitution, terms of reference of the board and sub committees, and making recommendations to the board where necessary. 
  • Reviewing alternative national quality accreditation schemes, and making recommendations to the board, monitoring and coordinating progress in achieving any agreed scheme. 
  • Monitoring and auditing compliance with contracts, and tendering processes. Maintaining an overview of due diligence assessments, whether applied internally or externally.
  • Evaluating advisory Codes relevant to KidsAid including the Trustee Code of Conduct and making recommendations to the board for their adoption or change. 
  • Considering and recommending, where necessary, arrangements for training in quality standards and improvement. Report to each board with issues for decision.

What are we looking for?

  • At least one years’ experience at board level on a charity board, board of governors, or similar organisation. It is unlikely that any candidate with less than one years’ experience of governance will have the necessary background knowledge or experience.(E) 
  • Experience of strategic change through co-production. (D) 
  • Available to engage with the role at least 4 hours weekly during the initial period and attend face to face board meetings. (E)
  •  Chairing meetings at senior management team or board level. (D) 
  • Undertaking a senior leadership role within an organisation. (E)
  •  Effective presentations and report writing. (E) 
  • Participating in, or leading teams. (E) 
  • Maintaining supportive relationships at a senior level. (E) 
  • Supportive of the vision and purposes of the charity. (E) 

    E = Essential Criteria. D= Desirable Criteria.

What difference will you make?

This a fantastic opportunity to really assist the board in improving the quality of all services. You will be donating your time, sharing your skills and helping the charity to deliver vital services to the children of Northamptonshire who have suffered trauma. You will be contributing to the lives of young people in your community, will meet some interesting people, develop your skills in a new environment and have some fun along the way. 

Time Commitment

Initially, up to four hours a week will be expected which will go down to two hours. There are 6 Board meetings annually.

Before you Apply

Reach TrusteeWorks are supporting us with our Quality Services Trustee recruitment. Please apply with a  CV and a cover letter in which you include why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience would add value to KidsAid.

Applicants are also asked to provide the names, positions and contact details of two referees. References will be taken up directly by KidsAid and only once your express permission has been granted. If you have any questions or require any assistance submitting your application please get in touch with the TrusteeWorks team.

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