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We’re Looking For A HR Trustee

Help us achieve our mission by creating a great place to work.

Volunteer role, Min 4 meetings per year (2 in-person) + ad hoc support.

About Scotty's Little Soldiers

Scotty’s Little Soldiers are a £1.5m UK national charity which provides specialist support for bereaved military children and young people (aged 0-25). Scotty's is currently supporting 650+ young people but aims to be supporting 1000+ bereaved military children and young people annually by 2030. Having established a key role within the Armed Forces charitable sector over the past decade, Scotty’s is now embarking on a growth phase to build a charity capable of delivering its 2030 goals. We deliver 4 Family Programmes; SMILES, SUPPORT, STRIDES and SPRINGBOARD, which provide a range of emotional and educational support for bereaved military families.

View our full list of current UK military charity job vacancies here.

HR Trustee Job Description

The mission of this role is to provide oversight and guidance to the CEO and Head of People & Culture on the charity’s HR matters, ensuring it meets its legal obligations as an employee, and creates a great working experience. The role will also act as a mentor for the Head of People and Culture.

The charity is in a growth phase of development and many of the challenges it faces are akin to those of a start-up business. In the past few years, we grew from 10 to 20+ team members, with likely growth to 30-40 in the coming years to meet our long-term goals. A candidate with previous experience of organisations having gone through growth or start-up periods would be beneficial. The charity also likes to look for forward thinking solu<ons to crea<ng a great workplace and currently has benefits such as unlimited leave, flexible working (time / location), and a focus on ‘supporting’ rather than ‘reporting’.

You will hold accountability for:

  • Overseeing and suppor<ng the charity’s people strategy.
  • Suppor<ng the CEO and Head of People and Culture with key people related decisions.
  • Ensuring that the charity has appropriate people policies in place.
  • Suppor<ng the Head of People and Culture with technical processes.
  • Advising on any recruitment, dismissal and disciplinary processes and cases.
  • Overseeing the charity’s safeguarding policies and suppor<ng the Head of BereavementEduca<on & Safeguarding in their work.
  • Keeping the board informed about its people-related du<es and responsibili<es.
  • Responsible for the recruitment of new Trustees to the board.
  • Sicng on the charity’s renumera<on commiVee.

The full role description can be found by clicking this link.

Job Requirements

We're looking for someone with:

HR qualifications and experience.

Ideally some previous experience of charity specific HR.

A willingness to be available to support paid team members for advice on an ad hoc basis.

The Scotty’s Way and our non-negotiables. 

At Scotty’s our personal performance is only 50% of what success looks like. Our culture is as important to us as anything else. If you agree to join the team, you are signing up to the Scotty’s Way. 

At the heart of the Scotty’s Way are our four core values as created by the whole team.

  • Families Come First
  • Everyone A Supporter, Every Supporter A VIP
  • Love What You Do
  • Remember, Every Day

How to apply

To apply for this role, please note that we will require the following:

Contact our Chair of Trustees, Jason Worthy, for details.

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