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A leading childcare charity has appointed a job share as its chief executives.
The Family and Childcare Trust has appointed Julia Margo and Ellen Broomé as Joint Chief Executives and says the job share “will allow the charity to boost its impact on family life in the UK to new levels”.
Margo has served as Chief Executive at the Family and Childcare Trust since July 2015 and is returning from parental leave following the birth of her third child. She was previously Director of Consumer Insight at Which?, Deputy Director and Acting Director at Demos, and Head of Strategic Research at the Institute for Public Policy Research.
Broomé joined the Family and Childcare Trust in 2014 and has served as Deputy Chief Executive since November 2015. She has also recently returned from parental leave after the birth of her first child. She was previously Director of Policy and Public Affairs at the Children’s Society.
David White, Chair of the Board of Trustees, said: “We’re delighted that Ellen and Julia will be our Chief Executives. Their job share will demonstrate the value of progressive employment structures, particularly in leadership positions. Ellen and Julia have pushed both the charity and Britain’s childcare policy forward in bold directions. With Government making unprecedented levels of investment in childcare, Ellen and Julia’s joint appointments will push the boundaries of what the Family and Childcare Trust can accomplish to make the UK a better place for families.”
This year sees the roll-out of the Government’s plans to introduce Tax-Free Childcare and to double free childcare for three and four year olds, which has been criticised due to funding issues.