The PSHE Association seeks new trustees to join our Board

Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is a school subject which develops the knowledge, skills and attributes children and young people need to be safe, healthy and prepared for life and work.  The subject’s importance is increasingly recognised, as the PSHE curriculum covers the most pressing issues facing young people today including sex and relationships, mental health, staying safe from online dangers, challenging extremism and radicalisation and preparing for a volatile jobs market.

The PSHE Association is the national body for PSHE education, an independent charity and membership body providing advice and support to a growing network of over 20,000 PSHE teachers and other professionals working in or supporting schools across the country. 

Our mission is to raise the status, quality and impact of PSHE education and enable high quality PSHE education teaching and learning for all children and young people.  The Association is also at the forefront of a national campaign for PSHE education to become statutory to bring it more in line with other curriculum subjects. The campaign has achieved widespread support and we are in a period where the Government is considering options to improve the subject’s status.

We are recruiting new trustees to our Board to help us fully exploit the opportunities presented by this exciting period for PSHE education and the Association. This includes helping us to continue to grow the organisation and  respond to the changing needs of teaching professionals, children and young people.

Trustees should be driven by a desire to support an organisation at the forefront of promoting excellence in PSHE education and be passionate about the importance of the subject to the lives of children and young people.  They should possess Senior Management or Board-level experience and, given the breadth of PSHE education, be willing to take part in debate on a range of issues that relate to the subject.

We are recruiting for 4 positions on the Board, and are particularly keen to recruit
Trustees with experience of:

  • The charity/voluntary sector, with good knowledge of current issues and trends; requirements for structuring, audit and control measures; social investment and fundraising.
  • Influencing Government policy – this may be from within central government or in an external public affairs role.
  • Technology project management and harnessing technology in the charity sector.
  • Membership organisations, including member engagement, recruitment and retention.

We are not seeking direct experience of teaching, coordinating or supporting PSHE as the Board already includes experienced and well respected PSHE practitioners.

Download our recruitment pack below for further details on the Association, the trustee role and how to apply by the 26 January deadline.