Non-Executive Board Member (Voluntary)

Lived Experience, Secretariat Experience, and HR or Commercial experience

8 days commitment per year (maximum)

The New Leaf Initiative is a multi-award-winning profit for purpose organisation that supports people with multiple and sometimes complex barriers to employment, including homelessness, substance addiction, mental health, disabilities and specialising in criminal convictions since 2014.

Through our unique peer-led model, New Leaf provides holistic and person-centred support to people who wish to improve and change their lives, working closely to build relationships with those accessing our services.

Our long-term vision is to enable clients to access sustainable employment in a career of their choosing, which is proven to reduce reoffending, and which is achieved through three key stages:

Stabilisation – identifying needs and empowering people to overcome barriers to enable stability in their lives,

Upskilling – working with clients to provide them with the skills, training, education, and qualifications needed to enter employment,

Employment – identifying and connecting with employers to access employment, with the provision of ongoing in-work support.

Since 2014 we have secured year on year growth and are entering a period that requires us to increase our capacity in terms of additional staff members, and the development and management of new projects.

To support this, we are seeking to recruit some more Non-Executive Board Members with the following skills and experience:

  • Company Secretariat knowledge.
  • Lived Experience of the issues we support.
  • HR or Commercial experience, or a combination of these.

You will be responsible for helping to guide the organisation strategically through this next important period of growth, supporting and challenging the Executive board in the day to day running and business development of New Leaf. To do this to the best of your abilities you will be required to attend bi-monthly Board meetings in addition to utilising your experience and acting as a point of contact for advice and guidance for a maximum of 8 days per year, including one strategic planning day to be set by the Board.


It is particularly important that anyone who applies shares our ethos and values of being; Ethical, Credible, Empathetic, Solutionfocused, Transformative, and Unique. You should exhibit a passion for social justice, as well as a good understanding of the Criminal Justice System, its impact, current issues and need for reform, as well as a good understanding of complementary services or sectors.

We particularly welcome applications from people with lived experience of the CJS or who exhibit protected characteristics in the aim of continuing to promote diversity within our organisation.

To Apply

Please send a copy of your CV with a covering letter outlining why you are interested in working with us to [email protected]