The North East Child Poverty Commission is seeking three high profile, committed people to act as Patrons, supporting its work to highlight and address the challenge of eradicating child poverty in the region.
The roles would entail:
Acting as public spokesmen or women for the Commission
Publicising the Commission’s key messages
Influencing key targets such as politicians, employers and the press
Advising the Commission on opportunities to get its message across
The Patrons would not be expected to attend Commission meetings, though they would be welcome to do so. The role is likely to require participation in one or two high profile activities per year. Examples of the sort of activity that a Patron might be involved with include:
Chairing the press launch of a Commission publication
Speaking about the work of the Commission at conferences, events or meetings
Hosting a dinner for invited guests, on behalf of the Commission
We will approach some people directly, but wanted to cast the net a bit wider to find the best possible people, so we are seeking nominations of potential Patrons. Suitable individuals would:
Have a commitment to addressing Child Poverty
Have a strong connection to the North East
Have a high profile within either the public sector, private sector or Civil Society
Be willing and able to commit the time required to the role.
There are three ways to nominate someone (or yourself) as a suitable Child Poverty Patron: