GlamSci is looking for a chairperson to chair meetings of the trustee board, as well as support and supervising the chief executive and acting as a channel of communication between board and staff. The Chair, along with the chief executive, will also act as a figurehead for the charity (for example, representing it at functions, meetings or in the press).
In this role, you should be knowledgeable about the charity and its charitable aims, objectives and missions, and be able to effectively communicate the charity’s passions and enthusiasm. This role requires great tact and diplomacy, as well as impartiality, fairness and the ability to respect confidences.
In addition to the general responsibilities of a trustee, duties of the chair include the following:
• Providing leadership and ensuring that everyone remains focused on the delivery of the organisation’s charitable purposes in order to provide greater public benefit. • Chairing and facilitating board meetings. • Giving direction to board policy-making. • Checking that decisions taken at meetings are implemented. • Representing the organisation at functions and meetings and acting as a spokesperson as appropriate. • Bringing impartiality and objectivity to decision-making.
With the chief executive: • Setting agendas for board and other general meetings. • Developing the board of trustees including induction, training, appraisal and succession planning • Addressing conflict within the board and within the organisation, and liaising with the chief executive to achieve this
This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.
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