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St Christopher’s Fellowship Trustee – Appointment Brief 


St Christopher’s seeks to appoint a new member of the Board who has a strong empathy with their mission to create brighter futures for children and young people.  Experience, skills and expertise in public sector commissioning, and an interest in children and young people are essential, as well as track record of achieving positive outcomes, combined with an in-depth understanding of our work and its impact.


Voluntary.  Fixed term of three years.

Full description

St Christopher’s Fellowship is a children’s charity that has been providing care and support to young people since 1870.

Passionate in their belief that every child, regardless of their background or their journey through life, should have the opportunity for a brighter future, everything they do contributes to make this a reality.

They are also now one of the leading providers of services for vulnerable children and young people, which extend to include fostering, children’s homes and accommodation and support for those aged 16 and over.  Over the years, St Christopher’s has helped thousands of children and young people to thrive, develop, and move towards independence.

Following a recent review of the skills which currently sit within their Board they have identified a requirement to further enhance its strength, with the appointment of a new Trustee.  This individual will bring local and central government commissioning expertise in relation to children’s services and social care, to assist St Christopher’s as they navigate the changing service commissioning environment.

You will be expected to demonstrate a passion for St Christopher’s work and the desire to make a difference to a national organisation supporting children and young people, an ability to work as part of a Trustee team providing constructive support and advice to the Executive Team, a willingness to serve on Board sub-committees, and strategic decision making ability.

Application Instructions

Oxford HR has been retained as an executive search consultancy to assist St Christopher’s Fellowship in finding suitable candidates for this role.

To apply for this post, please download and read the Appointment Brief, then complete our online application form. Please complete the form in sentence case – there is no need to use block capitals.

You will be asked to submit the following information:

  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae (of no more than 2-3 sides of A4)
  • A detailed statement (of no more than 2-sides of A4) explaining why you are interested in this post and giving evidence of how you meet the Person Specification criteria. (Please look at Help for Candidates for hints on how to write a successful statement).

The documents should be saved in Word in the following format:

Your First Name, Your Last Name, Document Name, and Date (yymm) e.g.:

Applications will not be accepted without a completed application form.

St Christopher's Fellowship

St Christopher’s Fellowship is a children's charity that has been providing care and support to young people since 1870.