We’re looking for someone with a passion for making a difference to the lives of young people.  

Power2 is a fast growing and energetic children and young people’s charity that has supported 27,000 young people since 2001We’re based in the North West of England and London and deliver early-intervention asset-based programmes to children and young people who have mental wellbeing challenges and are disengaged from school and more widely. We’re well-known for our award-winning Teens and Toddlers programme. 

In 2023, we launched our new five-year strategy, which entails growing our work so we can meet the needs of more children and young people. Now is an important time for our charity, and we hope that you will want to help us achieve our vision. 

As the Chair of our Board, you’ll be an ambassador for the organisation and its work. You’ll share our vision of a world where all children and young people – no matter their background or challenges – can thrive and reach their full potential. 

We also believe that diverse voices and perspectives are crucial to our decision-making being effective and equitable, and that our Board needs to represent the breadth of our work and the people and communities we work with.  

We particularly encourage applications from:  

  • People from racialised communities 

  • People who are based in the North West of England 

  • Disabled people 

 

Term 

This is a three-year term, with the possibility of re-election for a further three-year term. Internal applicants must be eligible to complete the initial three-year term. 

Time commitment 

Trustees are asked to commit to four Board meetings a year (3 hours), and an away day. The Chair would be expected to commit more time (estimated at around 1-2 days a month) to cover extra duties such as meetings with the CEO and trustees and planning and preparing for the Board meetings.  

The role 

As Chair of Power2, you’ll have a passion for making a difference to the lives of children and young people.   

Building relationships with the rest of our Board and our CEO will be vital to be successful in this role. Once appointed, you’ll be invited to attend a visit to one of our programmes to gain further insight into how we run our programmes and get to speak to our programme team. 

How to apply 

If you are interested in becoming Chair, please submit a CV and a short expression of interest in whatever medium you are most comfortable using eg. in writing or by video. 

Your expression of interest should cover: 

  • Why you want to become Chair at Power2. 

  • How your skills and experience make you a brilliant candidate to be Chair – thinking specifically about the duties of and person specification for the Power2 Chair as set out in the recruitment pack. 

  • Why Power2’s vision of ‘a world where all children and young people – no matter their background and challenges – can thrive and reach their full potential’ is important to you? 

In your application please make it clear whether you would, if unsuccessful in your Chair application, also be interested in being considered as trustee. 

Please send your CV and expression of interest to Warren Partners, our retained search consultants by midnight on Sunday 18th August 2024. The email address for applications is [email protected]. If you could kindly also reference Power2 in the subject header and the role for which you are applying.

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We also currently have several trustee vacancies.

Power2 strives to be a diverse and inclusive place where we can ALL be ourselves. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and volunteers and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. 

Power2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We may undertake an online search if you are shortlisted. A disclosure check will be sought in relation to the successful applicant for this post.