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Chair of the Board of Trustees
The Elfrida Society

Job Description

As the Chair of the Elfrida Society, you will bring your knowledge, experience and skills to help us to make an even greater difference to the lives of the people with learning disabilities we support. You will be committed to delivering meaningful outcomes for our beneficiaries and to reaching ever greater numbers of people with learning disabilities through our services development.

As Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Elfrida Society you will be responsible for ensuring the charity is well governed and able to achieve its charitable objectives in the context of a fast changing world. You will also be expected to represent the organisation at our external events with our commissioners and supporters.

We are looking for that special individual who can provide leadership to the organisation, the Board and the Chief Executive Officer with integrity, compassion and aptitude. Without doubt, the role requires the levels of governance and oversight expected of a local charity but the key ingredient will be passion – passion for our cause, passion for our team and, above all, a passion for making a positive difference.

The Chair is supported by a highly effective, diverse and active Board with a wide mix of skill, including two Trustees with learning disabilities who use their knowledge and lived experiences to represent the voices of the learning disabilities community.

The successful candidate will understand the charity landscape and be comfortable with the fiduciary requirements that it carries, will have board level experience, a sound understanding of finances, be commercially savvy and ideally have experience of working with people with learning disabilities (this is desirable but not essential).

Recruitment timetable

Deadline for applications: Sunday 26th July 2020

Interviews: w/c 3rd August 2020

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.