Advisory Trustee (Voluntary)
The National Handwriting Association (NHA) is an established charity increasing the awareness, practice and importance of handwriting as a vital component of literacy through its publications, training and resources.
The NHA is seeking an unpaid Advisory Trustee to join an established committee to contribute to and advise on its thriving strategic plan furthering high standards of good handwriting practice.
Our Ideal Trustee
- As a senior teaching professional or a specialist practitioner in a primary school, or EYFS setting, you have a passion for handwriting and want to apply your considerable knowledge and experience in this field to support the work of the NHA in promoting handwriting practice and awareness.
- You are known for your experience and expertise in the field of handwriting practice and its implementation within the educational environment and curriculum. You have a passion for self-development and take the initiative to enhance your learning, skills and knowledge through relevant research, publications, networking and training. You have an up-to-date knowledge of all statutory educational frameworks and can report to the committee on any changes to curriculum, assessment and inspection.
- You thrive on working in a small team and are able to bring out the best in people around you with an open and honest approach to team-working. You are likely to have been an active part of an advisory team taking collective responsibility for imparting your knowledge and achieving strategic progression.
- Another one of your strengths lies in supporting a senior leader through your ability to advise, question and challenge in an appropriate and constructive manner, with the aim of reaching a solution.
- You have accomplishments in successfully managing a diverse group of stakeholders and are recognised for your ability to advise appropriately on your handwriting insights.
- Developing and leading inspirational handwriting training to educate fellow teaching professionals is recognised as one of your talents.
- Building rapport and trust is at the heart of your career – you have achieved results by ‘getting the right result’ in the best interests of the organisation and its members.
- You’re curious and have a desire get more involved and make a positive contribution to promoting handwriting. You can commit to three Committee meetings a year and limited additional meetings in your designated strategic activity.
Reports to: Chair
Purpose: This rewarding role is part of the NHA Advisory Committee working closely with the Chair to ensure the strategic aims are achieved in promoting handwriting awareness and good practice.
Responsibilities: Broadly in line with the Trustee Responsibilities outlined in the Charity Commission of England and Wales guidance.
Applications: To apply please email a cover letter and CV to our administrator Susie Baynes at firstname.lastname@example.org