Become a Trustee Board of Trustee Directors As a registered charity, Acorn Early Years Foundation is governed by a board of trustees. The role of the board is primarily strategic, and monitors the financial performance, management and quality assurance processes within the organisation. The board meets at least four times a year, but receives monthly updates and management information, and email correspondence and conference calls take place to deal with any urgent issues between meetings. Each trustee serves a three year term, which may be renewed by mutual agreement. If you would like more information on what is involved in being a trustee of a charity, please refer to this charity commission guidance. Trustee Recruitment Acorn is always on the lookout for skilled, experienced and enthusiastic new trustees to join our team, bringing even more knowledge and experience to the board in order to continually improve the running of the organisation. We are particularly keen to recruit someone with knowledge or experience of HR and/or training at a senior level. In addition, you will need to be an excellent communicator with leadership skills and an interest in early years. In addition to your expertise, alignment with our values is essential, and that you are able to bring broad life experience from other aspects of your professional and personal life. We recognise that the skills of a trustee can be developed through a range of different experiences and it is not necessary to have previous experience as a trustee to apply. If you are interested in applying to be a trustee, please contact our HR Manager, Sue Fenton, on [email protected] or call 01908 510309. For more information on the recruitment process and how to become a trustee of Acorn, please refer to our Trustee Recruitment Policy and Trustee Application Pack.