Chair Role and Responsibilities
· Provide leadership to the Board in its strategic role and give direction in terms of policy making.
· Chair Board and other meetings (including the AGM) and facilitate positive, solution-based discussion.
· Represent the Charity and act as spokesperson where appropriate.
· Lead communication with external stakeholders.
· Carry out annual reviews of the Board; CEO and Trustees.
· Develop membership of the Trustee Board to ensure that it contains the diverse range of skills, experience and knowledge needed to operate effectively.
· Identify and resolve any conflict on the Board and in the organisation, acting to protect its reputation and preserve morale.
· Embed equality and diversity in mission, strategy and decision-making.
· Lead creation, execution and monitoring of the organisation’s strategic plan.
· Ensure the Annual Trustee Report is completed.
In recruiting a new Chair, the Board is seeking someone with a charity background and/or prior experience as a Trustee. Ideally the person will have experience as a Chair.
Taking into account the skills matrix of the current Trustee Board, Yateley Industries would benefit from Trustees with experience in the following areas:
· Social Housing
· Manufacturing (Packaging)
· Adult Services / Social Care
· Social Media / Marketing
Trustee Behaviours (applies to all Trustees including the Chair)
· Demonstrates consistent attendance at Trustee Board meetings.
· Always prepared for meetings. Reads board papers in advance and is prepared to engage and ask questions.
· Responsive and reliable, including replying to requests by a deadline.
· Contributes and facilitates discussion to develop ideas.
· Communicates clearly, openly and honestly to secure understanding.
· Able to work effectively with other board members of varying experience and understanding.
· Works collaboratively and establishes good working relationships.
· Motivated and enthusiastic and able to convey this to others.
· Takes responsibilities for actions.
· Identifies risks and threats and appropriate action.
· Questions and challenges when necessary, to further board understanding and develop problem-solving.
· Uses judgement and common sense in making informed decisions.
· Undertakes learning and development to improve Trustee skills and is aware of own strengths and weaknesses.
· Understands, and is passionate about and committed to, the objectives of the Charity.
· Acts with transparency and integrity, manages personal conflicts of interest and maintains confidentiality.
· Committed to ensuring and supporting Equality and Diversity.
- Age restrictions
- DBS check required
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Recruitment Process
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Time Commitment and Remuneration The Chair is expected to participate in the following activities: • Four Board meetings a year. • AGM once a year (held the same day as a board meeting). • Trustees are encouraged to visit Yateley to get to know the charity, its employees and residents. • Attendance at community and fundraising events where possible. • Monthly one-to-ones with the CEO. • Annual one-to-one with each Trustee. We are a relatively small charity and the contribution of the Trustees is a key part of the functioning of the organisation. The exact time commitment will fluctuate depending on the activities with which each Trustee is involved. As a minimum, we anticipate the time commitment of the Chair to be 1.5 to 2 days per month. Trustees must retire in rotation at the AGM, which generally means the term of office is between 2 and 3 years, depending on the make-up of the Board. Retiring Trustees are eligible for reappointment. The Board has set a limit of three terms of office from the AGM at which the Trustee is appointed (Trustees are co-opted by the Board until the next AGM). The position is unremunerated.
This opportunity has no specific location.