Save the Children UK is looking for a Chair of Board. The Chair will hold the Board and Executive Leadership Team to account for the charity's mission and vision, providing inclusive leadership to the Board of Trustees and ensuring that each Trustee fulfils their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the charity.
The Chair will also be expected to act as an ambassador and the public face of the charity alongside the Chief Executive, whilst ensuring the Board operates well as a team and working closely with the entire Executive Leadership Team to achieve agreed objectives.
The Chair should be engaged with, excited by and have a demonstrable record of care for Save the Children UK's vision, mission and values. The ability to communicate a compelling sense of purpose to others is essential as is experience and understanding of corporate governance issues. The Chair will also have experience of chairing a large, complex and multijurisdictional organisation, with a willingness to learn about the inter-dependencies of Save the Children UK's work alongside Save the Children International and the rest of the Save the Children movement.
Save the Children UK recognises the value of diversity in all its forms at all levels of the organisation, including at Board level. We celebrate its role in the creation of an inclusive workplace culture and thrive on the range of experience and insight diversity brings to our organisation. We want to increase the diversity of our leadership and particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, LGBT+ and from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds, as these are underrepresented at Save the Children UK.
Save the Children UK is advertising this post on a number of national jobs websites. We will assess candidates against the requirements of the role.
To apply please visit our website
Candidates should submit a CV (including details of key achievements and responsibilities) along with a covering letter which addresses the competencies outlined in the role description and person specification.
Applications should be completed on Save the Children UK's website. The closing date for applications is 11:59pm (GMT) on Sunday 13th September
The shortlist of candidates will be determined in the following weeks and we will invite those shortlisted candidates for an interview with our appointment panel.
The Chair will serve an initial two-year term and be eligible for re-appointment for a further two terms (three years each). In addition to chairing the four quarterly Board meetings and one annual board call, the Chair will be asked to sit on or join at least two Board subcommittees, all of which meet quarterly.
The role of Chair is not accompanied by any financial remuneration, although expenses for travel may be claimed in line with Save the Children UK's expenses policy.
At Save the Children UK we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children
are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.
If you share our belief in the power of children, join the fight. It takes relentless determination, creativity and a real commitment to real change. Because every child should be able to make their mark on their world and help to build a better future. We look forward to hearing from you.
Closing date: 11:59pm (GMT), Sunday 20th September
We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, LGBT+ and from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds, as these are underrepresented at Save the Children UK.