Employment Type Volunteer
Location Hybrid · London, UK 4 in-person Board meetings per year - 3 in London, plus online committee meetings.
Seniority Senior
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 7th Jul 2024 BST

Job Description

Our board of trustees work together to lead Pause, and have the ultimate responsibility for our success. They meet on a regular basis to discuss Pause’s progress, problems and the future. They listen to, support and challenge the Chief Executive and leadership team, to make sure they stay on track and meet all their legal obligations. They also work with the Pause Advisory Group, which is made up of women who have completed the Pause Programme, to ensure that women are consulted on and involved in crucial decision-making.  

Pause currently has eight trustees who all have different skills, experience and expertise. What brings them together, is their passion for improving the lives of women who’ve had children removed from their care.   

We are looking to recruit two new trustees and a new Chair.    

If you are interested in both roles, please apply via the Chair Applied link.

Trustees will be engaged in:

  • Strategy – thinking about the bigger picture and the future of Pause, and making sure there is a clear plan for getting there.  

  • Support – making sure Pause employees feel well supported, listened to and understood.  

  • Stretch – making sure the people in the organisation are ambitious.  

  • Scrutiny – making sure the organisation is well run and safe.  

  • Stewardship – taking care of the organisation and its people.  

Please see the recruitment pack on our website for more information.

If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to talk about an alternative way of applying, please email

We’d like to make this process as easy as possible for all candidates. We are happy to send out the Applied questions separately, for you to submit responses directly to us in writing or on video, or to find another approach that makes sense for you. We look forward to hearing from you.

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