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Job description

Are you passionate about putting the voice of disabled children and young people centre stage?  Do you believe that disabled children and young people have the right to a fulfilling life?

Bexley Snap are seeking a Chair for our Trustee Board.  In addition to the core responsibilities of all Trustees, the Chair is overall responsible for ensuring the Board works well together and supports the organisation to fulfil its purpose.Specifically, the Chair will:

  • provide leadership to the Board of Trustees to ensure the Board gives firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.
  • chair meetings of the Board of Trustees effectively and efficiently, bringing impartiality and objectivity to the decision-making process.
  • ensure the Board is able to regularly review major risks and associated opportunities, and satisfy itself that systems are in place to take advantage of opportunities and manage and mitigate the risks.
  • ensure that trustees are fully engaged and that decisions are taken in the best, long-term interests of the Charity and that the Board takes collective ownership.
  • monitor that decisions taken at meetings are implemented.
  • appraise the performance of the Trustees and the Board on an annual basis.
  • monitor the Director's performance through robust bi-monthly supervisions and appraisals.
  • be the final point of decision making for any appeals for disciplinary/complaints escalated to Board level.
  • ensure our operational business plan is utilised as a dynamic , current, working document, used to achieve our strategic objectives.
  • foster, maintain and ensure constructive relatioships exist with and between the Trustees.

Relevant experience

Individuals are sought who have a strong empathy  with our mission to provide positive opportunities for disabled children and young people and their families in Bexley.

We are looking for someone who:

  • has effective experience of leading a Board/management committee.
  • has a high degree of emotional intelligence, showing empathy, tact and diplomacy to others with the ability to listen and engage positively.
  • demonstrates strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and bring people together.
  • has a good undersanding of charity governance issues.
  • has relevant experience as a parent, carer or professional.
  • has a track record of commitment to promoting equality and diversity.
Application resources
Posted by
Bexley SNAP View profile Company size Size: 6 - 10

Bexley Snap's vision is to enable disabled children, young people and their families to lead full and fulfilling lives.

Refreshed on: 15 July 2024
Closing date: 31 July 2024 at 17:00
Tags: Social Care / Development,Volunteering Management,Governance / Management

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.