Vacancy: Advisory Board Members
EqualiTeach is a not-for-profit equality training and consultancy organisation which works with educational establishments UK-wide to provide support and training to help them to meet their equality duties and objectives. EqualiTeach is seeking non-executive directors to form our advisory board to assist in guiding and supporting the organisation as it grows and develops. We are looking to appoint people who bring a wide range of expertise, including those with knowledge of equality, finance, marketing, management and strategic development.
The key role of the board will be to:
- bring new ideas
- support the development and implementation of the organisational business plan
- ensure that the organisation provides all of its services and activities within an equalities framework
- provide rigorous independent scrutiny of the work
The role will involve attending evening meetings in Cambridgeshire three times a year. Board members will hear presentations from EqualiTeach staff and support the organisation in its strategic development. Where urgent advice is required, additional meetings may be convened, but it is understood that all board members may not be able to attend additional meetings. Bi-monthly reports will be sent to all board members to keep them informed of progress between meetings.
Appointments are for a year in the first instance, with the prospect of extension with the agreement of both parties. Out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
All board members must be committed to EqualiTeach's vision of an equal, inclusive and productive society where everyone is valued and able to achieve their full potential, and support our aims and core values, which are outlined on the following page.
EqualiTeach has a diverse team of highly experienced equality and education experts, and highly competent and personable workshop facilitators, based throughout the country. We work in partnership with providers, establishing where the setting currently is in its journey and developing bespoke materials to support the school, nursery or college to meet the equality outcomes that they are striving for; whether the intervention is a workshop with young people, an INSET day with teachers, or a longer programme of organisational change. All EqualiTeach interventions provide institutions with practical tools to help them to create effective change. On-going support is also offered to ensure that support is available when implementing these ideas and any obstacles can be overcome.
- To equip education settings with the skills and knowledge to embed equality and inclusion throughout their practice
- To enable education settings to recognise and respond effectively to incidents of discrimination and harassment
- To provide guidance and support on policy development, enabling education settings to fulfil their requirements under equality law
- To work with young people to explore equality issues and develop critical thinking skills
- To produce resources to support education settings to promote equality and tackle discrimination
EqualiTeach is governed by a number of core values. These shape the culture and define the character of the organisation, as well as guide how we behave and make decisions:
- We aim to attract, develop and retain the best talent for our business in order to foster a collaborative and mutually supportive environment
- We believe in honesty and inspiring trust by saying what we mean, matching our behaviours with our words and taking responsibility for our actions
- We strive constantly to improve in order to meet and exceed the highest expectations of our customers, partners and stakeholders, and provide high quality evidence-based information and advice
- We continually listen to the needs of clients and staff members and value their input into our decision-making processes.
If you are interested in becoming part of the board please send your CV together with a covering letter stating the skills that you would bring to the role to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 19th September. The first meeting of the board will be on Monday 24th October.
Download the pdf document here: Advisory Board Role Outline.