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9th, May 2017

Become a High Tide Trustee!

Want to influence the future of Tees Valley’s young people?

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We are inviting applications from suitably experienced and qualified individuals interested in the role of Trustee for the Foundation. As part of our strategic growth plan we are looking for individuals who are experienced, and currently active, in areas of Education/Academy leadership, Business leadership and Financial management.

Established to bring together industry and education across Teesside, High Tide delivers a range of unique industry led programmes for young people on Teesside, focusing on raising aspirations, showcasing career opportunities.

After five successful years we are now in a period of growth and development, providing an exciting opportunity to contribute to the strategic development of a highly regarded charity that is immersed in, and engaged with, the Tees Valley community. You will be joining an established Board whose role is to ensure that the vision and corporate objectives are achieved, that the expectations of all stakeholders are fulfilled, a sound financial position is maintained based on strong principles of professional control and good governance. The successful candidates should be able to contribute to the strategic leadership of High Tide, and will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to meet the challenges and opportunities faced by the charity while being comfortable working at a strategic level alongside a mix of staff, business members and education partners. 

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate success in a senior role in the private, public and/or education sector; an understanding of the role of a trustee in promoting good governance; a good understanding of the role that industry plays in skills development; a passion for supporting the development of young people; the ability to consider complex issues related to evaluating strategic performance; the skills to challenge established thinking at Board level and present views in a clear and concise manner; a clear commitment to improving diversity and equality and the capacity to expand the vision of High Tide in order that the Trust continues to develop it’s scope, reach and value to the Tees Valley community. 

This is a voluntary role providing a unique opportunity to support and influence the growth and development of High Tide, and it’s work inspiring the young people of Tees Valley. Commitment required for the role will be approximately 8-10 half day board meetings a year, plus a similar number of programme based “evening events” such as Graduations or Business/Education Membership events.

Please submit your application to for the attention of David Robinson, Chairman of High Tide. Closing date for applications is Wednesday 31st May.  

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