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    about 2 years ago

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Passionate about education? Want to contribute to an award-winning charity? Dedicated to creating a world where many more young people are able to thrive?

If you do, Yes Futures would love to hear from you!

Yes Futures is a multi-award-winning charity which is working successfully to create a future where all young people are confident, resilient and lead fulfilling lives.

Founded and run by ‘outstanding’ qualified teachers, we empower young people to make ambitious choices and realise their potential through developing their confidence, resilience and skills, leading to success both in and out of the classroom.

Our programmes have made a proven positive difference to the lives of over 1500 young people, across over 50 schools, since 2013. We are steadily growing to reach even more schools each year, and after an extremely successful start-up phase, in 2020 we will begin planning our 2025 strategy.


We are at a particularly exciting stage in our development, and we are seeking a highly successful, committed and innovative leader to serve as Chair. Our new Chair will work collaboratively with our Chief Executive and our Board to help guide Yes Futures’ strategy towards continued future success.

You will be expected to be a proactive champion for Yes Futures and enjoy the ambassadorial nature of the role. You will evidence a passion for supporting children and young people and be ambitious about the huge social impact Yes Futures can deliver. You will be excited about driving our strategy for future growth and ensuring maximum impact for our beneficiaries.

You will ideally bring significant professional experience gained within the education, young people or social enterprise sectors. You may also bring experience, either in an executive or non-executive capacity, of supporting an organisation on a growth trajectory. You will demonstrate sufficient knowledge and understanding of the role of Chair and you will have the experience and character to add weight and gravitas to the role.

We are also very conscious of diversity in its broadest possible terms and strive within our staff and Board teams to reflect the richness and diversity of the communities we serve.

This is a unique opportunity to have an incredible impact on our quickly growing education charity. 

Closing date – 9.00am Monday 27th April

First stage interviews – Early May

Final panel interviews – Late May

Coronavirus: We are monitoring the impact of the current pandemic and reserve the right to extend the deadline for submissions and the timeline for interviews, dependent upon the prevailing situation in the UK at the time and the advice and guidance provided by Government.

If you are potentially interested in this role and would welcome a confidential conversation please contact our advising consultant, Philip Nelson on 020 7820 7314 or via email at philip.nelson@harrishill.co.uk.

To view the information pack click here.