JOB | Trustee, The Latin Programme


The Latin Programme – Via Facilis (TLP) brings Latin to state schools in order to improve pupils’ English literacy and their understanding of language, as well as promoting Classical culture to wider communities. We exist because lacking vital literacy skills holds a person back at every stage of their life beyond primary school. We embrace a non-traditional approach to literacy in which songs, games and rap encourage pupils to understand complex grammatical material in both Latin and English. We believe in the exceptional linguistic potential of every child and strive to make the most of that by offering young people the opportunity to study an ancient language in a way that will provide an excellent foundation for future language learning and self-expression.

We are currently looking to increase the number of Trustees on our Trustee Board.  We need a dynamic and skilled Board to help steer us through the next phase of our development and would be especially interested in hearing from people who can bring expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Charity Governance
  • Fundraising
  • Human Resources
  • The UK Primary Education Sector

We are also keen to hear from individuals who might ultimately be interested in proceeding to the role of Board Vice Chair, as well as from those interested in taking on the role of Board Secretary.

Knowledge of Latin is not a prerequisite but a real empathy to the cause and an understanding of the value of our work is a must. You will also need to be able to commit sufficient time for this work.  There are usually 3 to 4 formal board meetings a year, typically early evenings in central London, in addition to which there is sometimes the need for ad-hoc phone and email liaison with other trustees and with staff, as well as an occasional need to attend other Charity events and meetings.  Reviewing a variety of board papers is also an integral part of the role. A formal role description and person specification can emailed on request.

The Latin Programme – Via Facilis now has over 10 years’ experience of delivering successful, cost-effective programmes which make a positive and measurable difference to the lives of young children.  This is therefore an exciting opportunity to join an established and successful organisation and help lead it forward to maximise its potential. This is an un-remunerated role although reasonable travel expenses can be claimed if need be, in accordance with our policy. 

To apply for the role please send an up-to-date C.V and cover letter to  Your cover letter should highlight the key skills that you would bring to the Trustee Board and explain why you wish to become part of the team at The Latin Programme – Via Facilis.  For more information about the Charity, please visit our website. Appointment to the role of Trustee will be subject to virtual interview, references and a DBS check.