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Trustee Opportunities

We are recruiting new trustees for our Board to fulfil a number of exciting roles as the organisation grows.  Roles include Trustee, Vice Chair (a new role being added as the organisation evolves) and Treasurer (as the current Treasurer comes to the end of their term).

About Jigsaw 4u

Jigsaw4u provides a broad range of services for children, young people and families experiencing complex social and emotional difficulties.  Our Pre- and Post-Bereavement Service has been operational since 1997 and we’ve added further services as local needs and expertise has evolved.  Services now include Advocacy and Independent Visiting; Home-School Links; Missing Young People; Criminal Exploitation; Helping Hands; Adoption Play Therapy; Prisoners families and Positive Activities.

Services are predominantly based in the London Boroughs of Merton and Sutton and we are adding services in neighbouring boroughs such as Kingston, Richmond, Croydon and Wandsworth.

The role

Being a Trustee of Jigsaw4u is an exciting and fulfilling role. Our Board benefits from individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets.   Their role is to ensure that Jigsaw4u fulfils its duty to its beneficiaries and delivers on our vision, impact, goals and values.

We are also looking for a Vice Chair of the Board which is a new role being added as the organisation evolves and a Treasurer as the current Treasurer comes to the end of their term.

The Board meets five times a year as well as an annual away day and ad-hoc meetings when necessary.  Individual trustees also often take responsibility for specific aspects of Board and organisational priorities.

We particularly welcome applications from a diverse range of ages and backgrounds in order to reflect the diverse nature of our beneficiaries. The young people we work with come from a broad range of backgrounds, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, young people with mental or physical disabilities, or those experiencing complex issues and low levels of agency.

To best support all the people we work with, our Trustees need to come from a wide range of ages and backgrounds themselves.

The purpose

The Board of Trustees are jointly responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, its financial health, the probity of its activities and developing the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.

All Trustees should also be aware of, and understand their individual and collective responsibilities, and the Board should not be overly reliant on one or more individual Trustees in any particular aspect of the governance of the charity.

Person Specification

We’re looking for passionate and committed individuals who believe in the work that we do, and who want to play a part in our future strategic development. You do not need to have been a Trustee before or have previous Board experience.

We need people who are willing to devote the necessary time and effort to support the work of Jigsaw4u, that have an ability to think creatively and are happy to provide views.  We are very lucky to have a Board of varied backgrounds, experience and skill sets and we are looking to add further skill sets and replace those of trustees who leave when their terms come to an end.   It is important that individuals have an understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liability of being a trustee (we can provide further information on those duties and responsibilities).

Applying

If you would like further information or are interested in applying or please contact Stephen Loizou at stephenloizou@jigsaw4u.org.uk for an application form.

Further Information

Our 2021 Review can be found here

Jigsaw4u Operations Manager (Full-Time)

Established in 1997, Jigsaw4u provide a range of services for children, young people and families experiencing complex social and emotional difficulties in SW London.  Jigsaw4u have experienced considerable growth and development over the past several years, and this new role has been identified by the Board of Trustees and CEO to support Jigsaw4u’s position and aspirations for the future.

Jigsaw4u’s Board of Trustees and CEO have recognised the need for dedicated staffing resource to hold the day-to-day responsibility for the operations management function as part of our Senior Management Team (SMT).  As a member of our SMT, you will help to deliver and shape and the organisation’s vision and strategy.  It will be your responsibility to ensure that that good financial and operational management enable Jigsaw4u to achieve our mission.  You will also lead on HR, ICT and quality assurance related matters.

If you would like further information and/or an application pack please email:

info@jigsaw4u.org.uk

Closing date: 31st August 2022