London, Greater London
Voluntary, 6-8 days per year
Job description

We are delighted to be promoting this volunteering opportunity on behalf of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

Could you be the next Chair of their EDI Committee?

The role of the Chair is, but not limited to, as follows:

a. to provide leadership

b. to ensure that the committee’s business is conducted in an orderly fashion and ensure all members obtain a fair hearing

c. to ensure that the work of the committee is consistent with its agreed remit and terms of reference and that issues of interest to other committees or the wider organisation are appropriately referred

d. to ensure the committee does not take decisions outside its authorised powers

e. to ensure any decisions taken by the committee are clear and unambiguous

f. to consult with other committee members and provide advice and support

Chairing meetings -

• Ensuring that the committee fulfils its purpose and responsibilities

• Reporting and providing advice to both Councils, including attending part of the Council meetings

• Liaising with the lead officers, EDI committee and externals as required


Person specification for independent Chair

The chair of the equality, diversity and inclusion committee must be able to demonstrate:

• knowledge and experience of equality, diversity and inclusion, as they relate to individuals and organisations, preferably at a strategic level

• a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and the social mobility agenda

• experience of being on a formal or informal committee, or strategic group

Minimum time commitment

We expect the time commitment for the independent Chair role to be approximately 6-8 days a year. This will include chairing quarterly EDI committee meetings (usually 2-3hrs per meeting), with the remainder for preparation, background reading and other meetings/calls with relevant staff and colleagues. Meetings have taken place remotely throughout 2021 and we anticipate there will be a continuation of this into 2022 at least, with the reintroduction of occasional face to face meetings.

The Chair of the committee should serve a term of three years however this can be extended in exceptional circumstances. This is a voluntary role and committee members receive no remuneration. Reasonable expenses can be claimed, in line with our expenses policy, for attendance at committee meetings and other ATT/CIOT meetings necessary for the fulfilment of the chair’s duties.

Application Deadline: 7th October 2021

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Refreshed on: 19 September 2021
Closed date: 07 October 2021
Job ref: CIoT_EDI
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