HR Trustee

Join Our Team as a Trustee with HR Expertise

Join Our Team as a Trustee with HR Expertise

Are you passionate about making a positive impact in your community? Do you have valuable Human Resources skills and a desire to give back? If so, we want to hear from you!

Devon Development Education (DDE) is a dynamic and forward-thinking education charity committed to creating positive change in our Devon schools and communities. With a strong reputation for delivering global education, we’re now seeking a Trustee with Human Resources expertise to help us shape a brighter future for those we serve.

Our key current projects include:

  • Windrush in Devon. We celebrate, educate and commemorate the Windrush generations and their contributions to our country!
  • Cultural Champions. Devon residents with a different culture and heritage to most of the population; trained to share their stories with pupils and communities.
  • Youth Cultural Champions. Training young people from different ethnic backgrounds to increase their self-confidence, explore their culture and be ready to share it. This helps to address bullying and racism in schools.
  • Telling our stories, Finding Our Roots, Devon’s Multi-Cultural History – in Honiton and Ilfracombe. Funded by the Lottery Heritage Fund – our third such project.
  • Food for Thought School Linking Programme, working primary schools in Devon and Uganda, with a focus on sustainable food growing
  • Fairtrade Devon. We chair the Fairtrade Devon network on behalf of Devon County Council.
  • DDE Community Programme. A regular series of public events on topic issues.

Key Responsibilities:

As a Trustee with HR skills, you’ll play a pivotal role in ensuring the effective management of our organization. Your responsibilities will include:

•   Offering guidance on HR policies, practices, and compliance.

•   Collaborating with the Board to make strategic decisions.

•   Providing insights on workforce development and diversity.

•   Contributing to a positive and inclusive workplace culture.

Why Join DDE?

At DDE, we believe that our success is driven by the passion and expertise of our team. As a Trustee, you will enjoy:

•   The opportunity to be part of a growing charity with a clear mission.

•   A chance to make a difference in the lives of children, young people and

    adults across Devon.

•   Networking and professional development opportunities.

•   A supportive and collaborative team environment.


We’re looking for a dedicated individual with some of the following qualities:

•   Strong HR background.

•   An understanding of charity governance.

•   Commitment to our values and mission.

•   Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

How to Apply:

If you are ready to make a difference and share your HR expertise to help shape the future of our charity, we want to hear from you! To apply, please contact our Chair of Trustees, Desmond Kumar, by email at to organize an informal discussion.

Join us in our mission to empower communities and change lives. Together, we can create a brighter, more inclusive future. Learn more at