**Position filled** We’re looking for new Trustees!

We have ambitious plans to scale up our impact and we are looking for up to two new Trustees to support us with achieving our goals. We’re looking for experienced leaders who are passionate about our mission and can provide practical strategic guidance on one or more of these areas:

School relationships: We’re looking to build relationships with groups of schools serving disadvantaged children in the UK and America; particularly UK multi-academy trusts or US school districts in states that are friendly to topical discussions in the classroom.

Funding development: We aim to significantly increase our income and build a funding model that can drive delivery at scale long into the future. We need to develop our fundraising strategy and build relationships with a growing community of corporate and foundation partners in the UK and US.

Strategy development: This is an exciting period of transition and we’re grappling with complex strategic challenges, including balancing scale with depth and meeting locally-contingent needs. As we grow we’re changing our management and organisational design. We have clear strategic plans, but ongoing input and oversight from our board is more critical than ever.

PRACTICAL DETAILS AND APPLICATION PROCESS

This is a voluntary role.

You don’t need to be based in the UK. You could join board meetings in person at our office in London (near Charing Cross) or virtually.

To apply, please send a CV and brief cover letter to our Programme Officer, Manni, at manthuramohamed@economist.com by midday UK time on August 18th. Please include “Trustee Application” in the subject line.

Please also fill out our Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form and attach this with your application.

In your cover letter, please confirm that you are eligible to become a Trustee – read more here – and that you are able to make the time commitment outlined in the role description.

Interviews with our Chief Executive, our Chairman and another of our Trustees will take place online in the week of August 28th.

The appointment will be made by September 8th.

If you have any questions about the role, please email our Chief Executive, Emily, at emilyevans@economist.com.

You can download the role description here and our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form here.