TeenTech is a UK based charity working to help young people, their parents and teachers understand the fast-growing opportunities across digital, science, technology and engineering and the skills needed to take advantage of them. Although our programmes are open to all, we are pleased to say TeenTech has been very successful in reaching those who may be disadvantaged by gender, ethnicity, disability, social background.

We began work in 2008, formalised as a Community Interest Company in 2011 and then as a charity in 2019. We are a small but highly effective charity, working directly with over 20,000 young people but creating change within the education community.

From the outset, our work has been determined by the real needs of our stakeholders – young people – and they have helped to set the focus of our work.

We run a range of programmes from large scale festivals across a region to sharply focussed workshops in schools and on employer sites, delivering opportunities where young people can discover and develop their potential. Over the past couple of years, we have developed a high-quality virtual offer with agile delivery whilst students, teachers and parents were under enormous and unpredictable pressure.

Trustee Role Description

We are seeking new trustees with a genuine interest in helping young people from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. The members of our board play a very active part in our work, sharing their expertise and experience and helping us create powerful and effective programmes.

At this time, we are seeking to recruit a Treasurer (Finance Trustee) but if you are keen to become part of our organisation and are working in digital, science, engineering or technology or have skills in marketing, HR, education or fundraising and most importantly lots of enthusiasm to support our mission do please get in touch.

We welcome applications from diverse candidates.

As we work with children all board members will be required to be DBS checked.

Commitment Required

Under the Chairmanship of Andy Wilson, Director, Dropbox UK, our Board of Trustees meet quarterly, in person or via Teams. In addition, trustees are invited to attend at least one of our events each year and are encouraged to represent TeenTech at conferences, seek funding opportunities and give other support. The role is a voluntary one although reasonable travel expenses are paid.

​The role of a Trustee is a very significant one and along with our other trustees you will have responsibility for the overall direction, vision, and strategy of TeenTech, sharing insight and providing support to the CEO and small team.

​As a member of the Board of Trustees, all candidates will be able to:

  • Support the ethical values of TeenTech.
  • Work collaboratively and strategically, supporting trustees, employees, contractors and volunteers
  • Commit adequate time to fulfilling the responsibilities of the role
  • Have a genuine commitment to TeenTech’s mission
  • Have relevant skillsets- whether in STEAM, HR, marketing, data science, education or fundraising

As a treasurer (finance trustee), the candidate will have:

  • CCAB qualification
  • Relevant financial experience
  • Some experience of charitable or third sector organisations is useful but not essential
  • Good communication and team skills
  • Have a genuine commitment to TeenTech’s mission

Trustee charity experience

Our board has members with varying levels of experience in charity trusteeship. If you are new to the role of a charity trustee, this link will help you understand the core responsibilities.


Application procedure

Informal discussion
To arrange an informal phone discussion with our Chair Andy Wilson or Chief Executive Maggie Philbin please email the Company Secretary,  [email protected].  

Please apply by email to the Company Secretary,  [email protected], stating why you feel you are suited to the role and would enjoy working with us. Please attach a CV and provide two referees.

Closing date
February 19th 2022