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Board Trustee (Scotland)

The Warren House Group at Dartington
0.00 - Voluntary
Closing date
28 May 2022

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Contract Type
Part Time
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Do you feel passionate about improving the life chances of children, young people and families? Are you excited to collaborate with diverse partners to design and evaluate services and complex place-based initiatives?

Dartington Service Design Lab (the trading name of the charity - The Warren House Group at Dartington) is an internationally respected social research and design charity focussed on using evidence and design in innovative ways to help those working with children and young people have a greater impact. As an organisation, we have more than 50 years of experience working across the public and voluntary sectors. 


What will you be doing

Led by the Chair, a trustee will be a member of the Board that holds the Executive Team to account for the Charity’s mission and vision. Through the Chair, the Board will also support, and, where appropriate, challenge the CEO and Executive Team.  The Board functions as a unit and works closely with the entire Executive of the charity to achieve agreed objectives. Trustees act as ambassadors for the charity, in partnership with the Executive team.


What are we looking for?

We are looking for several new trustees that are able to quickly add value and integrate into our Board, with a numbers of years’ experience in one or more of the following areas:   

  • Children's Services within the Scottish context;
  • Rights-based and advocacy for children, young people and marginalised groups
  • Communications, knowledge mobilisation and influencing
  • Design approaches (e.g. Service, User Experience and User Interface product and/or content design)
  • Research, particularly around innovations in the generation and use of evidence

The successful candidate may be based anywhere in Scotland.

We strive for diversity in our team. If we’re going to design impactful services for children and families, we need to ensure our team is inclusive. Dartington’s Board encourages applications from all backgrounds and are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities.


What difference will you make?

As part of our board you will support and shape our work, strategic direction and lead on our Scottish focus, as well as help us achieve our purpose to improve the outcomes of children.


Time commitment

Four Board meetings (3 hours) per year (currently virtual but planned to be 50/50 virtual/physical).


Before you apply

Please apply initially through the Reach platform, by following the link provided.


Application timetable: 

Wed 1 Jun 2022 at 23.59: Close

2nd-3rd Jun 2022: Shortlisting

w/c 13 Jun 2022: Virtual Interviews over two week

w/c 4 Jul 2022: Final selection

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