Job Description

We are currently working with Red Balloon Learner Centre Reading to recruit a new Finance Trustee and Safeguarding Trustee. Red Balloon is a dynamic education charity based in Reading that supports young people who self-exclude from school and are missing education because of bullying or other trauma.

They provide both an academic and therapeutic programme to enable their students to get back on track and reconnect with society and in addition to offering centre based programmes they also offer a distance learning provision which offers students a bespoke integrated programme of academic education and wellbeing provision, delivered both online and face-to-face.

Red Balloon Reading is now looking to strengthen its Board with 2 new Trustees who will have responsibility for Finance and Safeguarding.

Safeguarding Trustee – a background in health, education, or social work is essential for this position in order that you can work with RB to promote safeguarding and the welfare of children in all aspects of school life.

Trustees have a duty to ensure that the charity is well run, solvent, legally compliant, and working towards the charitable purpose for which it was established, and Trustee roles are an important and highly rewarding way to support an organisation. Please note that Trustee roles are unremunerated voluntary positions, although reasonable travel expenses will be paid.

Red Balloon is committed to equality of opportunity, supports and encourages under-represented groups, and values diversity. We seek people from a wide range of backgrounds, who will bring a fresh perspective to the Board and having reviewed existing Trustees diversity, skills, and experience, Red Balloon are keen for the Board to reflect the diversity of the communities that they work with and therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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Please contact Heidi Earp, Director of Langton Not 4 Profit our retained consultants for further information on the roles

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