Our vacancies

Chair of Trustees


We are excited to be recruiting a new Chair to build on the great work the charity is doing and to help us achieve more.

Over the past year we have grown significantly in reputation, scope, and influence.  We launched our new strategy in October 2019 alongside a new brand and name, and we have started the diversification of our funding to ensure a secure and sustainable future. 

As the Chair of the Parent-Infant Foundation, you will bring your knowledge, experience and skills to help us to make an even greater difference to the work of the frontline services whom we support, to ultimately make a greater difference to the lives of babies and their families across the UK.   You will be committed to seeing more specialised teams available across the UK to ensure all families that need that level of support can access and receive it.  And you will want to see the needs of babies and their families a priority in local and national decision making. 

Role specification

The Chair of the Parent-Infant Foundation will help make an even greater difference to the work of the frontline services whom the charity supports, to ultimately make a greater difference to the lives of babies and their families across the UK.

The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that the charity is well-governed and able to achieve its charitable objectives in the context of a fast-changing world. They will be leading a group of Trustees who themselves bring a mix of skills from the worlds of clinical therapy, legal, marketing and communications, policy, and finance. Together the Board ensures that the charity continues to work towards achieving its mission whilst living its values and strengthening itself financially. The Chair will also be expected to represent the organisation at external events.

This is a fantastic opportunity to support, strengthen and grow the Foundation for the benefit of babies and their families across the UK.

Person specification

The new Chair will have experience in a strategic leadership role within an organisation, including as an ambassador or spokesperson. They will also have experience of charity governance, working with or as part of a Board of Trustees.

While the current Board already comprises those with mental health or early years experience, applications from those with knowledge of those sectors is welcome. In addition, as part of overseeing the financial governance of the Foundation, it is hoped that the Chair will have a sound knowledge of financial and budgetary matters.

Above all, the new Chair will be able to demonstrate a strong and visible passion, interest and commitment to the charity, its strategic objectives and cause. The successful candidate will possess the personal gravitas to lead a significant national organisation and be comfortable in an ambassadorial role, with the ability to foster a collaborative team environment internally and network for the benefit of the charity externally.

Required for this role

  • Charity governance Demonstrate experience of issues relating to charity governance, preferably having sat on the board of a charitable organisation.
  • Organisational figurehead Demonstrate a track record of promoting the mission of an organisation, including enhancing the brand and developing and strengthening stakeholder relationships.

Recruitment process

As a small charity, we have enlisted the help of  Nurole to help us with recruitment.  We are very happy to speak to any interested applicants ahead of applying.  Please drop Beckie, our CEO an email to arrange this.  CVs and statements will be gathered through Nurole, and the closing date is July 31st 2020. To do this you do need to register (free) with Nurole which requires you to complete a short form.  If this is problematic please contact Beckie directly.

If you are interested in becoming a trustee for our charity, but the Chair role isn't for you, please feel free to drop us a line as we will be seeking additional trustees later in the year.