Chair of the Board of Trustees

  • Job Reference: 00000183-1
  • Date Posted: 10 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Age UK Croydon
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  • Location: Thornton Heath, London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Charity and Non-Profit Organisations
  • Job Type: Permanent, Part Time

Job Description

Chair of the Board of Trustees!

We're looking for our new Chair of the Board of Trustees.

We're seeking a dynamic individual to serve as Chair of the Board of Trustees. The primary responsibility of the Chair is to provide leadership and direction to the Board, ensuring effective governance and strategic direction for our organisation. 

This will be a non-remunerated role.

Essential Skills and Experience:

- Experience of Board or committee leadership of charity governance
- Knowledge of the building blocks of an effective Board and of leading and shaping a cohesive team
- Reflective and analytical, able to think innovatively, critically, independently, and strategically, demonstrating good judgement and commitment to learning
- Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of Chairing a Board in the charity sector
- Good communication and leadership skills
- Capable of constructive challenge, addressing issues with diplomacy, sensitivity, and discretion


- Understanding of fundraising
- Understanding of procurement
- Demonstrate a healthy understanding of risk, and its benefits - be prepared to take risks when appropriate
- Entrepreneurial instincts

Please note: an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) and reference check will be obtained for the chosen candidate.

Application closing date 7th June 2024

To apply

Please email with your CV along with a covering letter stating why you wish to join the organisation and how your skills would add value to the board and any other relevant information.

Throughout our recruitment, hiring and induction process, we aim to make reasonable adjustments to promote accessibility. We are an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity and treat all candidates and employees with dignity and respect regardless of background, age, sex, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.