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Head of Governance

BookTrust is a charitable company limited by guarantee. The directors are Trustees for the purpose of charity law. The Head of Governance (who also acts as Company Secretary) is an independent officer of the charity and works as directed by the Chair, ensuring appropriate systems of governance are operating effectively within the organisation. Charitable companies must make returns and submit accounts on an annual basis to both Companies House and the Charity Commission, and must also comply with both charity and company law.

The Board and the role also have administrative support from the PA to the CEO. For organisational purposes the Head of Governance is part of the team led by the Chief Operating Officer.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Board support and effectiveness
  • Company Secretary / compliance
  • Board administration

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Closing date for applications is 0900 1st November 2017 via CV and covering letter at recruitment@booktrust.org.uk

 

HR Advisor

We are looking for an HR Advisor to join the team at BookTrust. Reporting into the Chief Operating Officer, the principal duties of the HR Advisor will be:

  • First Line HR advice: providing advice and guidance to staff on existing HR policies and core HR processes across BookTrust
  • HR Administration: collating key HR metrics and providing reports and feedbacks from surveys
  • Recruitment / learning and development: providing support to managers through the recruitment process

You should apply by submitting a CV with a covering letter to recruitment@booktrust.org.uk

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Closing date: 0900 Tuesday 31st October 2017.

 

Chair of Trustees

BookTrust is the UK's largest children's reading charity. We know that children who read are happier, healthier, more empathetic, and more creative. They also do better at school. Working with every local authority and across every region in the country we reach over 3million families a year via partners in schools, children's centres, health visitors and libraries. This incredible network helps us to deliver our imaginative programmes which improve educational outcomes, raise aspirations and ultimately effect lasting social change.

We are now seeking a new Chair of Trustees to succeed Karen Brown and help lead us into the next crucial phase in our development. This is an exciting time to be part of BookTrust. The Arts Council of England has just renewed our core funding for the next four years, we are continuing to diversify our income through fundraising and trading, and we are increasing our research and evaluation to measure the impact of our activities.

Working closely with our dynamic Chief Executive, Diana Gerald, the new Chair will build on the existing platform to help take an already successful organisation to the next level.

The successful candidate will be an inspiring leader with a clear passion for our mission and the strategic capacity to understand and guide the development of a small organisation with a large, national reach. Well-networked and with strong relationship-building skills, our new Chair will understand partnership-working and will have gravitas to operate as a compelling ambassador for BookTrust in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment. A track record of successful senior organisational leadership experience as a Chair or a Trustee is essential as is a genuine resonance with our aims and values.

This is an unremunerated role.

For further information and details of how to apply please visit the Perrett Laver website via the button below quoting reference 3214. 

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BookTrust is an equal opportunities employer

We aim to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, marital status, race, colour, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age or disability and that all appointments are made solely on the basis of merit.

In order that our equality policy is effective we carry out regular monitoring of job applicants, and we would therefore ask you to complete the equality monitoring form. This information will be kept centrally within our secure HR department, completely separate from your recruitment application form and will be used for the sole purpose of compiling statistical information. The information will be separated from the application form and will not be given to the selection panel. The completed monitoring form will be destroyed once the information given in it has been collated.

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