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Role: Chair and Trustees
Role: Chair of Trustees, Trustee
Location: Crowborough, East Sussex
Salary: £0 (Voluntary)
Commitment: These are voluntary roles. Appointments are made for a term of three years, with the possibility of reappointment for a further term. At this stage in our development we need people who can commit to up to 6 board meetings or committees per year remotely or in person in East Sussex. The time commitment is up to 10-15 hours per month.
As we are at the development stage, the Chair and Trustees will be encouraged to regularly attend Good Company Clubs to gain first-hand knowledge and understanding to contribute to the bi-annual Board workshops and give their time and expertise between meetings to provide the necessary support to the small leadership team.
About the roles:
The Good Company People Board currently consists of five Trustees. The current interim Chair is one of them. In addition to filling the position of Chair, we are currently looking for two additional Trustees.
We are looking for an experienced Chair and Trustees with a "kind core" (as one of our members puts it) and a strong desire to change the system. They should be comfortable overseeing a small, agile start up charity with an ambition to scale.
We are looking for candidates who have the motivation, time and energy to support a talented team of paid staff and volunteers to develop an effective, impactful, highly personalised and sustainable model to replicate across the UK.
We are particularly looking for individuals who are passionate about our mission. They should have experience in some of the following areas
Experience of chairing a charitable organisation.
Lived or professional experience of dementia.
Health and social care experience.
Experience of running start ups.
Leadership and HR experience
Volunteer management experience.
Do you have:
Commitment to the values, approach and mission of The Good Company People
A good understanding of the legal duties and responsibilities of trusteeship
A commitment to dedicate the necessary time and effort to the role
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Strategic, innovative, adaptive, forward thinking and a healthy risk appetite
Able to demonstrate impartiality, fairness and the ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion
Ability to command the respect of fellow Trustees and management
Experience of leadership and building strong teams comprising of paid staff and a large volunteer base
A ‘kind core’
We are delighted that our Clubs and activities are growing in popularity, but this also means that we need more people who can donate a few hours of their time each week to bring a community member to the weekly clubs.
We will of course offer any training you need and lots of support as we all do this together. We hope you enjoy the experience as much as the person you will be driving.
Please call us or email us for more information: 07472 564519
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We provide services which embrace diversity and promote equality of opportunity.
Do you want to know more?
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