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Headliners (UK) Trustees / Non-Executive Directors

Voluntary / non-remunerated.


Headliners (UK) is a national UK charity supporting vulnerable children and young people to have a voice.

Our work enables and empowers the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people to have a voice. Through our unique multi-media journalism programme children and young people research and produce stories for publication and broadcast about issues that concern them and campaign for change in their communities and helps them make good choices in their own lives.

Our charity is now seeking to appoint Trustees to further strengthen our Board as the organisation continues to take forward an ambitious strategy to increase its social impact in supporting young people to have a voice.

The new Trustees will play a vital role in providing strategic insight and board level expertise. Applicants will require an understanding of the role of a Trustee / Non-Executive Director, sound independent judgement, strategic vision and the ability to think creatively.

We are particularly interested in hearing from people with knowledge and expertise in at least one of the following areas:

  • Senior level finance experience and an accountancy qualification
  • Digital transformation experience
  • Fundraising experience
  • Youth Development experience

We are also interested in hearing from candidates who bring one of the above specialisms whilst also having experience of civil society leadership in Northern Ireland, the North East and London.

For more information about the organisation, please visit our website: https://www.headliners.org/

We recognise that diverse boards perform better. We are committed to achieving greater diversity in our Board, and welcome applications regardless of sex, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, age, sexuality, belief or disability or any other factor which is not objectively justified. Inclusivity and accessibility are vital to us and so please do make us aware of any reasonable adjustments we can make in order to facilitate your engagement with the application process.

To learn more about this unique opportunity and to find out how to apply, please download our Trustee Recruitment pack here.


If you are interested in the opportunity to join the Board of Headliners (UK), then your application should comprise a CV with details of your relevant experience and achievements and how these would be an asset as a Trustees to Headliners (UK). Please include a supporting letter (no more than 2 sides of A4).

Please also complete the Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form which can be accessed here

Trustee Role Applications should be sent to [email protected] no later than 12 noon on 17th July 2020.

Following shortlisting, prospective Trustees will be invited for interview / informal discussion. Due to Headliners (UK) response to COVID-19 pandemic, the interviews will take place on-line and will include a young people’s panel.

Closing date:                                    17th July 2020