• Unremunerated
  • London / London
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 4 weeks ago

We are recruiting a new Chair to build on our impactful work. You’ll be joining right at the start of a new strategic cycle which is laser focussed on impact and youth voice.

Khulisa has a rich history and a strong track record of delivering high-impact and high quality programmes. We initially worked in prisons and in 2011 we began working with young people in schools. Now, in 2024, we work exclusively in schools across London, focusing on supporting young people who’ve experienced multiple traumas and adversities and preventing the pipeline of exclusion to prison.

Our group therapeutic programmes in schools already support young people to surpass the national benchmarks for wellbeing and a recent evaluation shows that we’re delivering statistically significant outcomes across young people’s wellbeing, resilience and self-regulation.

At the heart of  our new strategy is a focus on extending these outcomes for longer and preventing exclusion while increasing attainment.

This signifies a defining moment for Khulisa – an explicit step into the education space and is a pivotal time for a Chair to help us amplify the need for Khulisa’s work and the impact it can have. Find out more about the charity, our strategy and who we’re looking for in a Chair here.

Our outgoing Chair, Jean-Marc Morel says “I have loved my time at Khulisa. It is a charity that is built on passion and ambition, full of inspiring and intelligent individuals who are determined to make a change. The focus on high impact and high quality is unwavering as is the commitment to centre youth voice and diversity, equity and inclusion in everything they do.” Hear more from Jean-Marc Morel here.

As the Chair of Khulisa, you will be an influential champion for our cause, keen to challenge and guide us to continually improve. Alongside the Chief Executive, you’ll be the public face of the charity, amplifying the mission and vision and supporting opportunities for connection and collaboration. You’ll be supported by the Deputy Chair, and you’ll be ultimately responsible for holding the Board and Senior Leadership Team to account.

This is a fantastic and rare opportunity to strengthen and grow the charity as we embark on an ambitious and transformational journey. If you decide to commit your time, experience and networks to Khulisa you will make a lasting contribution to young people who have been underserved to the point where their emotional wellbeing, education and social life-outlook is compromised.

Together we can change that.

If you’re passionate about young people’s right to thrive and want to apply or to know more about this role, you’ll find everything you need in the chair recruitment pack here

You can also email and we’ll be happy to set up an informal chat with our CEO or a member of the Board.

Application deadline: 31st May, 9am

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