England, United Kingdom
Unpaid role
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Every child has the right to fulfil their potential through the love, care, and support of a family, and we ensure that no child, no family anywhere is left behind.

SOS Children's Villages UK specialise in caring for unaccompanied and separated children and strengthening families. We give a voice to children and young people, helping them to engage directly with governments and international organisations, and we advocate side by side with them to advance children's rights.


Meetings are usually held in Cambridge, currently via video conference


SOS Children's Villages UK, is part of a global charity supporting children without parental care and families at risk of breakdown or separation. We work in 136 countries and territories worldwide with local staff to provide long-term family-like care, education and healthcare as well as a wide range of family strengthening programmes.

At this critical time, we are seeking a new Chair of Trustees who is truly committed to our mission; to ensure that no child grows up alone.

The new Chair will bring a strong understanding of the role of Charity Boards as well as good governance experience and significant strategic leadership. You will serve as an effective ambassador working closely with the CEO and motivated board. It would also be advantageous to bring knowledge of the International NGO sector or an international context.

SOS Children's Villages UK is committed to achieving greater diversity in its board and welcomes applications from currently under-represented groups at Board level including people from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic backgrounds, and disabled people.

For more information about the organisation and this important opportunity, and to find out how to apply, please find the appointment brief below.

If you wish you have an informal discussion about the opportunity, please contact our retained advisors Camille Revuelta or Emily Hayman at Prospectus

Deadline for applications: Sunday 23rd May

Initial interviews with Prospectus: w/c 31st May

Staff Session and Final Panel Interviews: 25th, 28th & 29th June

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Refreshed on: 04 May 2021
Closing date: 23 May 2021
Job ref: hq00178360
Tags: Intl Development, Senior Management
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