London, Greater London
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

Working Chance is an acclaimed, visionary, award-winning charity whose mission is to give women with criminal convictions who've had few breaks in life independence and hope. 

We empower women with convictions to fulfil their potential and reintegrate into mainstream society by helping them to develop their employability and self-belief and find a job they can thrive in. We provide bespoke rehabilitation and employability programmes for these women. We work with employers of all sizes across all sectors to match women with the right jobs. As well as directly helping women to turn their lives around, we also work with policy makers and politicians to influence the development of policy and legislation that affects women with convictions or at risk of criminalisation.






You will be joining us at an exciting time, with an engaged board, a new CEO in post since last summer and a strong new senior management team. We are currently developing a new strategy to take us on a journey towards greater impact and reach over the next five years.

We are looking for a Chair who will bring significant charitable governance experience and be an impactful leader with proven strategic ability. The Chair will be highly credible and able to serve as an effective ambassador bringing strong interpersonal skills along with empathy, diplomacy and humility.

We are particularly interested in individuals who bring knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice system or exposure to the issues relating to women who have faced disadvantage and adversity. Most importantly, we are seeking an individual who shares our passion, ambition and commitment to transform women's lives and tackle stigma.

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

Working Chance is committed to achieving greater diversity in its board, and welcomes applications regardless of sex, gender, race, age, sexuality, belief or disability.

To learn more about this unique opportunity, and to find out how to apply, please read the full appointment brief, on the Prospectus website, which can be reached by clicking on the “Apply on Website” Button.

Deadline for applications: Monday 29 June

Interviews with Prospectus: 8 July - 17 July

Final Panel Interviews with Working Chance: w/c 27 July

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Posted on: 19 May 2020
Closed date: 29 June 2020
Job ref: HQ00177411
Tags: Social Care/Development