Chair of the Board of Trustees

Employment
Volunteer
Salary
N/A
Location
Various locations
Hours
Estimated to require a commitment of around four evenings per month, with the capacity for more when necessary.

An opportunity has arisen for a new Chair of the Board of Trustees at Challengers, to lead the Board in expanding its mission to provide play opportunities for children and young people in South East England.

Challengers is looking for a dynamic and passionate Chair of Trustees to play a significant part in developing and growing the organisation. The Chair will lead the Board of Trustees in their strategic role, ensuring the organisation pursues its objectives, complying with charity and company law. As well as leading the Board, the Chair works with the CEO and members of the Senior Leadership Team to ensure that Trustee decisions are well informed and implemented, ensuring Challengers delivers on its charitable objectives.

The Chair will take decisions for the benefit of the charity, with integrity, strategic vision, good independent judgment and good communication skills whilst working effectively as part of a team.

We want to hear from passionate individuals, ideally with experience of chairing a charity Trustee Board or similar, who have strong commercial acumen and stakeholder skills. We are looking for someone who will share our commitment to providing an expanding range of services for children and young people, combining empathy for the individual and a commercial acumen to drive the charity forward in an ever-changing and challenging landscape. Applicants from a broad range of backgrounds are encouraged, especially those with a lived experience of disability.

The Chair is a voluntary, unpaid, non-executive appointment, but reasonable travel and other expenses may be reimbursed. It is estimated that the role will require a commitment of around four evenings per month, with the capacity for more when necessary.

 

Job Description

Chair of the Board of Trustees – Job Description

 

If you would like to apply for this role, please send a current CV and a one-page summary of why you would like to be considered as our new Chair to megandooley@disability-challengers.org.

Closing date for applications: 30th September 2022.

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The position which you are applying for potentially involves significant unsupervised contact with children and is therefore subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. This means that you must disclose details of any convictions, bindover orders or police cautions, warnings or reprimands, including those which are considered “spent” under the terms of the Act. Please use the Disclosure Form below only if this applies to you. This information will not be used to discriminate against you unfairly.
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On the next few pages we will be asking for your education history, dating back to GCSEs (or equivalent) and your employment history. In order to process your application we need to have a full history from your secondary education to present day, including any gaps in your study or work. If you fail to provide a full history, your application may be rejected, this is due to the nature of our work with vulnerable young people, and the strict Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment Policies we must adhere to.