The Armed Forces Children’s Trust – Trustees


  • Are you passionate about the education of children?
  • Do you have empathy for the Armed Forces and commitment to the cause of helping children whose education may be disadvantaged as a result of the circumstances of their parents’ service?
  • Would you like to be part of our team of Trustees working to improve the lives of Forces Children?

The Armed Forces Education Trust is a national charity dedicated to supporting service children in education. To find out more about the Trust please visit

We are currently seeking to recruit at least two Trustees. Candidates must show commitment to the aims of the Trust and be keen to help forces children. We would expect a successful candidate to have good independent judgement, strategic vision, a willingness to contribute to our work and demonstrate integrity.

Knowledge of the primary or secondary education sectors would be desirable, as would some understanding of the Armed Forces.

The Trust is professionally run and the Board, with specialist advice, is closely involved in the background to cases and decisions. Trustees will have up to 5 standing meetings a year, normally in London, with additional virtual meetings as required. As a result of COVID-19 all meetings are currently virtual but this will continue to reviewed. Trustees are not remunerated but reasonable expenses are paid.

About the Trust

The Armed Forces Education Trust is a charity working for children and young adults whose education has been compromised or put at risk as a result of parents’ past or current service in the Armed Forces. We Support Service Families with individual grants towards their children’s education. We also support Service Children in Schools with grants to help overcome any difficulties due to deployment, separation and transitions and to help raise educational attainment that may suffer as a result of these factors. The grants we give make a difference to young lives.

How to apply

Please visit for more details about the role and how to apply or email Charmian Hickman on

Closing date 28 February 2021

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