Chair for Little Owls Pre-School

Little Owls Pre-School (Plymouth) CIO is a friendly, independent children’s charity that provides Early Years childcare from 3 months. Little Owls has been part of the local community for nearly 40 years and has recently relocated to new, long-term premises. These are exciting times and the charity is now looking for a new Chairperson to provide leadership during it’s next phase.

Do you want to develop your knowledge and experience?

Do you want to make a difference to your local community?

Do you have a sense of humour?

If so…

This Pre-School needs you!

Little Owls Pre-School (Plymouth) CIO is a friendly, independent children’s charity that provides Early Years childcare from 3 months. Little Owls has been part of the local community for nearly 40 years and has recently relocated to new, long-term premises. These are exciting times and the charity is now looking for a new Chairperson to provide leadership during it’s next phase.

The Chair is a voluntary role and requires a commitment of around two hours per week. You will be rewarded by having a positive impact on young children based in Plymouth.

The charity complies with all legislative requirements and is financially sustainable. As Chair, you are:

  • Accountable for an operational team;
  • The nominated individual for Ofsted;
  • The nominated individual for the Charities Commission;
  • Responsible for compliance with all legislative requirements; Safeguarding, Early Years Education, Governance.

Although full support will be provided, ideally, candidates will have one, some or all of the following:

  • Knowledge of Early Years and Safeguarding issues;
  • Leadership skills and experience at a strategic level in business;
  • Knowledge of governance requirements and/or experience of working with the Charities Commission;
  • Experience of managing teams of people (including experienced Board members);

If you are interested in enhancing your CV further and/or gaining increased knowledge and experience in the areas listed above, then this role may be for you and we look forward to hearing from you by 17.00 on Friday 16th October 2020.

Little Owls Pre-School (Plymouth) CIO is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

We are committed to safeguarding children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS and references are required for this post.

In the first instance, please email plymouthlittleowlssb@gmail.com for further information.