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Trustee (Education sector)

Talk the Talk (TTT) is a national education charity and the UK’s largest provider of oracy interventions. Workshops improve the educational, emotional, and professional outcomes of students – helping them become confident communicators for life.

TTT is looking for new trustees with a range of experiences, including finance, fundraising, communications, and education. TTT has recently undergone significant change and the next 12 months will be a complex, critical, and exciting stage of the journey.

TTT grew out of Herefordshire, where the current Director and Chair of Trustees reside; however, the company now operates remote-first. Most trustee and staff meetings are video conferences, but there is an appetite to increase face-to-face contact.

Initially, trustees should be available for monthly meetings (reducing to quarterly) and able to dedicate several hours a month to providing coaching and support to the Chair and staff.

Key Responsibilities

  • Help guide the strategic direction of the charity
  • Hold the Chair and Director to account
  • Monitor and appraise commercial and financial performance
  • Provide operational support for relevant activities through sub-committees and direct interaction with the managing director and team
  • Represent and advocate for the charity externally
  • Ensure effective governance

Personal specification

  • Professional experience gained in: accounting, finance, marketing and communications, business development in the education sector, teaching and education, fundraising, HR
  • Knowledge of the UK education and third sector
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort.



  • Former experience working with or as part of a Board of Trustees
  • Knowledge of charity governance structures and legal obligations


  • Volunteer role, however, an opportunity to gain strategic, board-level experience and take a leading role in contributing to a great cause
  • Reasonable expenses covered

Application process

  • Please submit a CV and covering letter to David Aldred at
  • First interviews will be held remotely.