About PSHE education

Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is a school subject that develops the knowledge, skills and attributes children and young people need to be safe, healthy and prepared for life and work. The PSHE curriculum covers the most pressing issues facing young people today including relationships and sex, mental health, staying safe from online dangers, digital literacy, challenging extremism and preparing for a volatile jobs market.

About the PSHE Association

The PSHE Association is the national body for PSHE education, an independent charity and membership association supporting a thriving community of over 50,000 PSHE professionals and schools. Our mission is to raise the status, quality and impact of PSHE education and enable high quality PSHE education teaching and learning for all children and young people.

What are we looking for from new Trustees?

The organisation’s membership, reach and influence have grown significantly in recent years. We have enjoyed significant success in our efforts to improve the status and quality of the subject. Most of PSHE education is now compulsory in schools, and the organisation is embarking on an exciting period of strategic and digital development. It is therefore an ideal time to join our board in this voluntary role.

We are looking for individuals:

  • driven by a desire to support an organisation at the forefront of promoting excellence in PSHE education
  • passionate about the importance of education to the lives and life chances of children and young people.
  • with strategy and management experience and ideally some understanding of the education landscape in England.

We are hoping to recruit several trustees with a range of skills. In particular, we are looking for trustees with an education background, for example someone with a recent senior leadership role in a school or multi-academy trust. We would also welcome applicants with experience in education policy, for example in an education think tank, funder or policy organisation.

We are looking for people who can act as passionate advocates for PSHE. We are fully committed to equality of opportunity and diversity to ensure that we reflect the full breadth of the people we aim to support, and we warmly welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates. We are particularly keen to receive applications from people of colour and disabled people, who are currently under-represented.

We recognise there may be people who have the potential to become excellent members of our Board but might not see themselves in the role or might feel lacking in confidence to apply. If you have a passion to raise the status, quality, and impact of PSHE education and enable high quality PSHE education teaching and learning for all children and young people, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Download the application pack below for further details on how to apply by the 10 January deadline. Please note that this is a voluntary position

We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential; please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help with making the application process work for you.