Charity Trustees


by Ann Brophy

Charity Trustees (3 positions)                                                                                                           

Operating across the North West, with Head Office in Liverpool                                                                         

Do you share our passion for high quality independent careers advice, employment and training support that bridges the gap to learning and work, and better life chances for young people and adults?

About us:

Career Connect is a North-West based charity with a 20 year track record of delivering high quality and innovative services across the region and in promoting the impact of careers and employment-related services at national and international level.

Working on behalf of funders in local government, central government and charitable trusts our teams work with over 70,000 clients each year, delivering information, advice and guidance to enable those in the greatest need to improve their life chances through access to learning and employment. 

We are an innovative charity, responding to changing external circumstances to diversify our services and increase our impact.   Further diversification will remain key to us securing a confident future, especially given the likely economic/social impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. Early indications are that young people, low-paid workers and people on the margins of society will be impacted disproportionately as the economy struggles to adjust to the pandemic. These groups comprise the highest concentration of Career Connect’s beneficiaries.

What are we looking for?

We are seeking 3 new trustees to bring governance of the highest quality to secure today and shape tomorrow.

We need team players, experienced in operating at strategic level and passionate about improving the life chances of those in greatest need, we are especially interested in people with the following experience and skill sets;

  • Digital/IT
  • Financial Management
  • Education Leadership
  • Business Development with commissioners/funders

Previous experience in a Trustee or Non Exec role is not essential.

What’s involved?

The Board meets 6 times per year mainly in Liverpool and there are 2 Board Committees (Audit and Risk and Investment and Remuneration) which meet 4 times. There is the opportunity and facility for Trustees to attend Board and Committee meetings via virtual means.

Trustees should be prepared to support the Charity with fundraising and other functions as part of their ambassadorial role.

To request a candidate pack please contact our recruitment adviser at [email protected], or contact Bryan McPaul on 07968 755 480 to arrange an informal discussion.

Closing Date for applications: 15th May 2020

Career Connect is committed to equal opportunities and values diversity in all respects. We

are a Disability Confident Employer and welcome applications from all people. 

This post is subject to DBS clearance

Coronavirus: As things stand we anticipate interviewing by video link and will be monitoring the advice and guidance provided by Government.