Organisation role · 3–4 hrs/Week
PE30 5HE, King's Lynn, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Children & youthPeople with disabilitiesCommunity & family
Good health and well-beingQuality educationReduced inequalities
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As our current looks to retire at the end of the year we are looking for a new Chair.

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Position: Voluntary Chairperson

Application Deadline: 21st June 2024

About Us: Founded in 2005, we are a charity committed to improving the lives of children with disabilities aged 0-5 in our West Norfolk community. With a passionate team of volunteer supporters and a history of making a difference, we are looking for a new Chair to guide us into the future.

Role Overview: As our current Chair is retiring on December 31, 2024, we are seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to take on this pivotal voluntary role. The Chair will lead our monthly Management Committee meetings and oversee a team of four including a Team Leader and three staff members who together deliver our services.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and facilitate monthly Management Committee meetings held in Kings Lynn.
  • Work with fellow trustees to ensure charity governance and compliance
  • Provide leadership and support to the Team Leader and the part-time staff.
  • Oversee the strategic direction of the charity in collaboration with the Management Committee.
  • Ensure the charity's activities align with its mission and goals.
  • Represent the charity at various events and functions in West Norfolk.
  • Collaborate with the team to ensure effective administration and operation of the charity.


  • Proven leadership experience, ideally within the non-profit or charity sector.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate our team of employed staff and volunteers.
  • Commitment to the mission and values of our charity.
  • Availability to dedicate time to the role, including monthly meetings and additional responsibilities as needed.

What We Offer:

  • The opportunity to make a significant impact on the lives of young children in our community.
  • A supportive and collaborative team environment.
  • The chance to shape the future direction of a well-respected charity.

How to Apply: If you are passionate about making a difference and have the skills and experience we are looking for, we would love to hear from you. Please send your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to by 21st June 2024.

Join us in making a positive impact on young lives. Apply today!

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About Little Discoverers

What is Little Discoverers?
We provide early education for pre-school children with movement difficulties and delayed development.

We aim to develop children's abilities and confidence in the pre-school years to prepare for life at home and for the next stage in their education.

We put parents at the forefront of their child's learning and development and acknowledge that parents know their child best.

We promote a three-way relationship between parent, child and specially trained Little Discoverers staff, to help each child reach their potential.
What do we do?

We provide a unique and holistic form of early education inspired by methods used at the Peto Institute of Conductive Education in Hungary. This form of education is designed to stimulate the child's senses and encourage self-learning through activities and experiences that are fun for both children and their parents.

Our specially trained staff work together in groups of up to eight children with their parent/carer during weekly sessions. Each session lasts approximately two hours including a short break for a drink and snack.

Each sessions activities are carefully planned to involve the children in programmes that address all aspects of their development (physical, social, emotional and understanding). These are chosen to make these sessions fun. Development is encouraged through play, songs, art and craft.