The Breck Foundation
Chair of Trustees
Established in 2014 The Breck Foundation strives to educate the digital generation to keep safe online. Founded in memory of Breck Bednar, a 14 year old boy, from Caterham, Surrey, who loved technology and online gaming and was groomed and tragically murdered by someone he met online, The Breck Foundation provides speakers to schools who raise awareness of the issues surrounding the dangers of social network sites, online grooming and other forms of exploitation. It also works with the police and other agencies to promote the education and understanding of safeguarding and online safety for all; ultimately its aim is to ensure young people are more aware so that they can enjoy the benefits of the internet safely.
Building on the momentum achieved so far and in response to a growing demand for its work, The Breck Foundation is now looking for a Chair of Trustees to help lead the organisation’s next stage of strategic growth and realise our aspiration to become a national charity. With ambitions to expand its network of speakers across the UK and to take its key messages to more schools and young people, the Foundation is also looking to do more work with the police and other support professionals working in the field of online safety and children’s safeguarding. Alongside this direct engagement it also aims to raise greater awareness of internet safety, building on the ‘No Tech for Breck’ campaign.
Working with the Founder, a capable board and a small team, including a recently appointed Fundraising Director, the Chair will drive the next strategy to build The Breck Foundation’s profile, presence and reach so it may continue to expand and develop its work sustainably and impactfully.
We are looking for a collaborative and enabling leader with experience of leading an organisation through growth and development; this may have been from a start-up stage or growing from a regional to a national scale and this may be in the charity, social enterprise or private sector. Previous experience as a Chair or Trustee is welcome and you must demonstrate strong empathy with our cause and a keen interest in building young people’s resilience and capability to game online safely.
For an informal discussion about the role please talk to our advising consultant Philippa Fabry on 07772 902071 or Philippa@peridotpartners.co.uk
Closing date for applications: 9 am Monday 25th June 2018