Organisation: Cambridge Acorn Project



Cambridge Acorn Project is a small, but dynamic and creative, charity working with children and young people, and their families, facing mental health challenges, often due to trauma and/or relationship disruption. We work county wide, though in reality much of our work is focused on Cambridge City, Huntingdon and East Cambs.

We are looking to recruit at least one new Trustee at a key moment in our development where we are working on key questions about our long-term structure, growth and sustainability, as well as some exciting projects which you can read about further on our website –

We are particularly looking for someone with financial expertise who could fill a gap left by a retiring Trustee. This has, historically, involved supporting with our payroll software, providing critical insight around financial controls and accountability and advising the C.O.O. on key financial matters and risks. However, we are keen to talk to anyone who may be able to offer some assistance in this area. Trustees meet quarterly and one of these is an annual safeguarding day which lasts most of the day so commitment is a minimum of 15 hours per year.

We are also looking for potential Trustees with experience in fundraising, involvement in services and/or lived experience of mental health challenges and potentially a spectrum of other areas as well, including community work and development. Central to the role is a profound commitment to our core values of empathy, innovation, social justice, care and compassion and a similar commitment to safeguarding children and young people and adults at risk of harm.

The post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check and registration with the DBS annual update service.

Contact details:

For an informal discussion in the first instance, please contact Matt Edge, C.O.O. and Therapeutic Practitioner, on 0750 7740047 or email