As a member of our Board of Trustees you will have the opportunity to make a real difference to children's lives by helping to develop our strategic goals, monitoring the charity's performance and supporting our staff team in the delivery of our programmes.


We are looking for people who are able to bring enthusiasm for reading, a collegiate working style and a strong appreciation of our mission to encourage social mobility through promoting the value of reading. All trustees need to be able to provide effective strategic oversight of the charity's activities - we can help with training in this - but we would also welcome experience in the areas of education, publishing, fundraising and finance to complement the broad range of skills already present on our Board. 


In addition, we are keen to improve the diversity of our Board and would therefore especially welcome interest from people of BAME backgrounds, people from the nations and regions, and parents and guardians of children who are current recipients of our programmes.


We hope you are excited by this opportunity and look forward to hearing from you. You should apply by submitting a current CV, covering letter and equal opportunities form to Please demonstrate how you meet the requirements laid down in the trustee role description and what you would hope to gain from contributing to the management of our charity. 


Closing date: 9.00am 20 April 2015.

Interviews: 20 May


Trustee job description


'Being a Trustee' guide

'Being a Trustee' guide (easy read)

Being a Trustee (Welsh language)


Download the Equality Monitoring Form

Annual Report and Financial Statement


Strategic Summary - 2015/2016


Children's Reading Fund brochure


Human Resources


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Booktrust is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.
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Booktrust is an equal opportunities employer

We aim to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, marital status, race, colour, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age or disability and that all appointments are made solely on the basis of merit.


In order that our equality policy is effective we carry out regular monitoring of job applicants, and we would therefore ask you to complete the equality monitoring form. This information will be kept centrally within our secure HR department, completely separate from your recruitment application form and will be used for the sole purpose of compiling statistical information. The information will be separated from the application form and will not be given to the selection panel. The completed monitoring form will be destroyed once the information given in it has been collated.