Grace Eyre supports 500+ people with learning disabilities and autism to achieve their dreams and wishes. We are a charity that currently works across Sussex and in some parts of London. We believe that as a charity we need to campaign with, work with and include people who use our services and their families and friends, especially in these challenging times.
Grace Eyre is working to an exciting new strategic plan – Our Plan 2020-2025 which includes user leadership and co-production, growth, increasing our influence to develop high quality, local and innovative services, diversifying our income from fundraising and trading, making our buildings fit for purpose and ensure we value and have a workforce that are skilled and committed.
To help steer this ambitious plan, a new chair is sought with experience and expertise in leading together with the Chief Executive an exciting and innovative charity. Experience of chairing and a sound understanding of principles of good governance is sought as well as a passion for the work.
We are particularly looking for an individual with social care and health (particularly learning disability services) experience but most important is enthusiasm and wanting to make our ‘new normal’ work better.
Board meetings are held six times per year and in addition we ask the chair to work closely with our Chief Executive on a regular basis as well as supporting and appraising the other trustees on the board. Expenses are paid.
For more information about how you could be part of an ambitious and innovative charity and lead a significant change in the lives of some of the most excluded people, phone or email our current Chair, Helen Rice.
Closing date: 5pm 13th July 2020
Interviews: week beginning: 3rd August via zoom