Advisory Board Member (Business Development)

Business Development

Website ParentSkills2Go

About ParentSkills2GO

ParentSkills2Go is a community interest company (CIC) limited by guarantee, incorporated in 2010 and restructured in 2017 and managed by Margaret Taribo, the Executive Director, who has worked tirelessly with stakeholders, fellow directors and parents and families to build a sustainable organisation.

Little People’s World is the intergenerational volunteering arm of the organisation and provides a platform for parents and young people to collaborate and work together in the planning and implementation of the holiday activities and trips for families.

ParentSkills2Go mission is to empower parents and children and sets out to challenge and disrupt some of the structural inequalities in education and social welfare faced by Black and Minoritised communities within the London borough of Southwark.

The organisation aims to provide programmes that engage young people and their families in particular, but not exclusively, children and young people from Black and Minoritised communities who face multiple barriers accessing mainstream services.

We have an exciting new opportunity for an Advisory Board member to join an organisation committed to promoting the social, economic and positive well-being of families in the community. ParentSkills2Go CIC is an umbrella organisation comprising of different projects, including Little People’s World, a voluntary parent-led group that provides activities and events for families.

The organisation was set up by parents for parents to provide engaging sessions and activities that help stimulate growth and learning opportunities for families, such as trips and holiday events that promote the social, mental and economic wellbeing of families with young children.

We are looking for someone who is dynamic, passionate, knowledgeable, experienced and committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children. Someone who understands the challenges faced by social enterprises in regard to building a sustainable organisation. Working as part of a team our candidate should be a people person with strong strategic skills, IT competence, alongside an understanding of community wealth building and community empowerment.

Main Objectives:

Located at Eugenia Road, South East London, ParentSkills2Go runs a wide range of activities and services that are largely free to attend and led by volunteers with some input from paid sessional workers when specific skills are needed. They also offer crèche facilities for parents who are participating in their training programmes.

ParentSkills2Go mission is to empower parents and families by providing training programmes for families and communities that will build and develop their skills in the home, organisation and workplace.
The organisation collaborates and works in partnership with service providers in order to increase engagement and participation in services.

The main objectives of the Advisor are:

To advise and support the charity in the development of a comprehensive strategic plan that aligns with its mission and goals and is responsive to the needs of young children and families
To provide strategic guidance on the identification and pursuit of new business opportunities that can help the charity grow and diversify its revenue streams
To assist the charity in strengthening its partnerships and collaborations with other organisations and businesses in the community, and in identifying new potential partners
To provide expertise and counsel on financial management, including budgeting, fundraising, and risk management, to help the charity make informed decisions and maximize the impact of its resources To help the charity build its brand and reputation, and to promote its work and achievements to key stakeholders, including funders, volunteers, and the broader community
To advise and support the charity in the implementation of new initiatives, programmes, and services, and to help ensure their success through ongoing monitoring and evaluation

The Role:

Our Advisory Board is a group of dedicated individuals who provide invaluable guidance, advice, and support to help the organisation achieve its goals. As a member of the Advisory Board, you will play a critical role in shaping the future of the organisation by sharing your expertise and experience and helping to drive our business development efforts.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

We are seeking an experienced Advisory Board Member with a strong background in business development to help us achieve our goals and make a positive impact in our community. In this role, you will be responsible for:

Providing strategic guidance on business development initiatives, including identifying new funders and sustainability opportunities, developing growth strategies, and overseeing the implementation of strategic plans
Building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, including funders, partners, corporates, and fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration within the organisation.

Developing and implementing strategies to engage with potential and existing clients and partners, and to grow the charity’s brand presence
Advocating for the organisation and its mission, and promoting its programmes and services to potential partners and stakeholders

Participating in meetings of the Advisory Board and working collaboratively with other board members to achieve the organisation’s goals


Proven experience in business development and a strong track record of driving growth and expanding market share
Strong communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills
A deep understanding of the third sector and a passion for the organisation’s mission Strong networks and relationships within the community and a willingness to leverage these connections to benefit the organisation

Ability to work effectively as part of a team and to contribute to the overall success of the Advisory Board and the organisation

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced business development professional to make a meaningful impact and help shape the future of a dynamic and growing organisation.


This is an unpaid, volunteer position. However, Advisory Board Members may be eligible for reimbursement for expenses related to their role.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume and a cover letter to

We look forward to hearing from you! Deadline: 31st May 2023

To apply for this job email your details to

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