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Chair of Trustees

Job Description

Kidcape is a charity with a vision for all children to grow up in a world free from bullying and harm, with adults who keep them safe and help them to reach their full potential.  Our mission is to provide children, families, carers and professionals with advice, training and practical tools to prevent bullying and protect young lives.

We are seeking a new trustee to join our board and take on the role of Chair-Designate to succeed our current Chair, as well as playing a full role as a trustee. We hope to provide a transition period of twelve months for you to act as trustee alongside our current, longstanding Chair before taking on the role in full.

We are seeking a thoughtful and experienced person who is interested in our work, understands good governance and is able to facilitate boards in working well together. You will have a strong track record in collaborative leadership and providing non-executive support to a CEO. We are looking for someone with board experience or who has held a senior position, preferably in a charity. It’s important to us that you have good, independent judgement and the ability to commit to the role as set out in the job description and person specification.

The role of Chair at Kidscape includes four main areas of responsibility:

  • being a trustee of the charity and chairing meetings of Kidscape’s board of trustees (currently 9 trustees)

  • supporting and supervising the CEO on behalf of trustees

  • leading the development of the board of trustees

  • acting as a member of the charity’s General Purposes Committee which takes decisions (by phone or by email) on urgent matters that may arise between regular board meetings.

The Chair additionally plays a part in representing Kidscape externally, helping to increase our reach to children and families and building our supporter base.

The role is not remunerated, however reasonable expenses will be paid. You must be able to meet at (or near) our central London office at least once a quarter, and provide other support around two days a month of your time.

We are committed to diverse representation on the board and as an equal opportunities employer welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

If you share our vision for all children to grow up in a world free from bullying and harm then you could be the person we need.  The deadline is Sunday 28th October.

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