Vacancy – Trustee


First Step is seeking to recruit a trustee to join an established and dedicated team. Please see below for all the info and documents pertaining to the vacancy:

First Step is a charity in the London Borough of Havering, whose purpose is:

  • To encourage and promote the development of very young children who have special needs and or disabilities
  • To improve the quality of life for the whole family through the provision of support and information

We are currently seeking new Trustees and need people with a willingness to work as part of a team to oversee and encourage the future development of First Step. Trustees must work with integrity, objectivity and openness and be able attend regular evening meetings every 4-6 weeks and occasional daytime ones.  Although Trustees are unpaid volunteers, First Step can cover travel and training expenses.  We are looking for people with life experiences that are of benefit to First Step. Specifically we are seeking people with professional skills including finance, human resources, law, strategic management, communications, fundraising and past or present parents or users of First Step.

If anyone wishes to discuss this further, please contact:

Margaret Williams: to arrange a mutually convenient time.

PDF links:
Code of conduct for First Step Trustees
Trustee job profile
Trustee Personal Profile

First Step, Tangmere Crescent, Hornchurch, Essex RM12 5PP

First Step is committed to working with children, parents, staff, volunteers and the community to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. We have a duty to carry out the appropriate procedures if we believe that a child or vulnerable adult may be subject to any form of abuse. First Step is committed to making sure it provides equality of opportunity through employment and service delivery. First Steps approach to Equality and Diversity is based on the principle of inclusion (increasing the diversity of people actively involved in and contributing to the development of sustainable communities). At its heart is a commitment to the value that all staff bring to the organisation because of their diverse characteristics. These cover race, gender, disability, age, marital status, sexuality, religion, background, personality and work style. First Step as part of the community, will aim to influence, promote and maintain the equal treatment of all members within its community.