Regional Trustee

We are looking for a Regional Trustees representing the North region to help take forward the National Association of Child Contact Centres (NACCC) through 2024 and beyond.

The Association supports and accredits member child contact centres to offer a safe space where children can meet the parents they don’t live with, enhancing their emotional health and wellbeing.

Under charity law NACCC Trustees have and must accept the ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of NACCC, and ensuring that it is solvent, well-run and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of the public for which it has been set up. In law trustees of NACCC have three particular duties: care, compliance and prudence.

As Regional Trustee you will be required to have:

  • The willingness to gain knowledge of the accreditation process.
  • The aptitude to network with regional centres to be a link between the Board and “grassroots” services.
  • The ability to report to the Board on regional issues.
  • To be available virtually/by phone/in person, if appropriate, to support centres in the Regional Trustee’s designated region.

Good governance is an essential part of the role of a Trustee, and you will be expected to:

  • To comply at all times with the Trustee Board Code of Conduct and other Trustee policies.
  • To uphold the principles and practice of good governance.
  • To prepare for and attend Trustee Board meetings regularly and contribute to discussion and collective decision making.
  • To use any particular personal knowledge, skills and experience to help the Board of Trustees to further the objects of the charity.

As a Regional Trustee you will be serving as an ambassador for the charity, promoting understanding and recognition of, and support for, NACCC’s vision and values, as well as bringing a contact centre perspective to the board

Please find application pack in the downloads section.


Assessors

Assessors are recruited on a sessional basis to work with supported and supervised centres on achieving their accreditation and reaccreditation and other tasks as the need arises.

The right candidate will be experienced with the running of a child contact centre and passionate about improving the lives of children and their families.

We are currently looking to source assessors throughout England and Wales.

Please find application pack in the downloads section. Please send completed pack to contact@naccc.org.uk


General Trustees

Do you want to help shape the future of child contact centres? Have you got strategic vision and a passion for putting children’s interests first? The National Association of Child Contact Centres (NACCC) is looking for more voluntary trustees to help shape and influence its future strategic direction.

What will you be doing?

The role of the association’s trustees is to support and challenge its executive and guide the organisation at this critical time, whilst member centres restore their services in a post pandemic world, with ever increasing referrals from social services and primary care.

What are we looking for?

The trustee board is looking to increase its flexibility and the skills it has to handle current and future challenges. The association has a unique role in what it does and works in close collaboration with partners to deliver its charitable objectives, particularly the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass).

We are especially seeking candidates who can help us better reflect the diverse composition of our member centre clients whilst also giving us the benefit of their expertise. We are particularly looking for candidates with knowledge and experience of one or more of the following:

  • Social work
  • Solicitor/barrister or other legal background, familiar with the family court system
  • Audit and finance committees
  • Human resources
  • Local or national policy

We particularly would welcome applications from minority ethnic communities who are currently under-represented on our trustee board.

What difference will you make?

The successful candidates will have a track record of leadership, strategic focus and personal achievement. As a trustee they will need the ability to influence the strategic direction of the organisation and have a passion for developing the quality of service provided by the association. They will also need to act as an ambassador and advocate for NACCC.

What’s in it for the volunteer?

We hold four trustee board meetings per year and an Annual General Meeting. Trustees are also expected to become involved in other activities to support the charity’s aims. To apply, please complete and submit a general trustee application pack, or to ask any questions at this stage, please contact contact@naccc.org.uk

Recruitment for general trustees is ongoing – please find application pack in the downloads section.

Working & volunteering in centres

To enquire about becoming a volunteer or paid positions within centres, please contact your local centre.

Downloads in this section