Ariel Trust is a small charity developing educational resources to help primary schools tackle on-line bullying and exploitation. We are seeking new trustees with an interest in primary schools, distance learning technology, forum theatre or marketing and communications
What will you be doing?
We are looking for new trustees to join our Board, a person with energy and enthusiasm and a background in any of the areas listed above
Trustee meetings are held on Wednesday or Thursday evenings every six weeks and last for 2 hours. Attending these represents the minimum time commitment. However most Trustees provide additional support either through the membership of sub-committees or through the provision of individual support.
Our current trustees include a barrister, a human resource specialist, a head teacher, a commercial lawyer and finance manager. We are looking for individuals with a complementary skills set, willing to be part of the team that will oversee the development of this small but dynamic organisation.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for a person with the following characteristics:
- Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to attend regular board meetings
- Good, independent judgment
- Willingness to speak their mind
- Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
- Tact and diplomacy
- Good communication and interpersonal skill
What difference will you make?
Ariel Trust has developed a social enterprise publishing online educational resources designed to tackle online abuse, grooming and radicalisation. At the heart of our business model is the development of best practice, we use a scientific approach to testing and improving the impact that our resources deliver. We want to develop the most effective programme of preventative education in the UK. We are commited to evidence-based practice and an example of a recent impact evaluation report is avaliable at the bottom of this page.
However we are a small organisation and rely upon our trustees to oversee this ambitious programme of work. The ongoing review of our business plan is essential if we are to realise our vision. Trustees have a critical role ensuring that our finances add up, our staff team are properly supported and that the outcomes we deliver are of the highest standard possible.
There is a particular opportunity to shape our online strategy, though there are currently 300 schools using our resources, we would like to significantly grow that number. The right person could help us engage twice as many schools.
What's in it for the volunteer?
This opportunity provides volunteers with a chance to shape and support a creative response to some of the most pressing problems faced by communities across the UK. Our scientific approach to the testing and development of tools to tackle online abuse represent a creative way to tackle these challenges but a small organisation cannot do this without support. Our trustees have the chance to make a difference to the lives of many vulnerable children.
If you are interested in finding our more please email a CV to Paul Ainsworth and we will arrange an informal meeting so you can find out more. Thanks for your interest.