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Seeking a Chair as we reopen our services!

Management / Business volunteer needed for New Beginnings Reading in RG1

We are seeking a Chair to lead us into the next stage of our growth, as we reopen our services and look to expand in order to provide relief from the effects of poverty and homelessness.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Strategic leadership

  • Provide leadership to the charity and its Board, ensuring that the Charity has maximum impact for its beneficiaries.
  • Ensure that Trustees fulfil their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the Charity.
  • Ensure that the Board operates within its charitable objectives and provides a clear strategic direction for the Charity.
  • Ensure that the Board is able to regularly review major risks and associated opportunities and satisfy itself that systems are in place to take advantage of opportunities, and manage and mitigate the risks, in line with the agreed organisational Risk Register.
  • Ensure that the Board fulfils its duties to ensure sound financial health of the charity, with robust and compliant systems in place to ensure financial accountability.

Governance

  • Ensure that the governance arrangements are working in the most effective way for the Charity.
  • Encourage positive change where appropriate, address and resolve any conflicts within the Board.

External Relations & Communications

  • Act as an ambassador for the cause and the Charity.
  • Facilitate change and address any potential conflict with external stakeholders and ensure the organisation maintains a complaint register.
  • Submit a report for the annual report and accounts and Chairs summaries for any other donor reports/external documents.

Efficiency and effectiveness

  • Chair meetings of the Board of Trustees effectively and efficiently, bringing impartiality and objectivity to the decision-making process.
  • Ensure that Trustees are fully engaged and that decisions are taken in the best, long-term interests of the Charity and that the Board takes collective ownership.
  • In consultation with other Trustees/Board members facilitate agreement of annual budgets and set a realistic fundraising target and be prepared to use his/her influence, expertise, and networks to help win resources, gain support, and raise funds.
  • Work with the Treasurer to ensure all financial obligations and reporting is undertaken in a timely fashion and in line with any relevant standards of operating and reporting practise (SORP).

Relationship with the Centre Manager and Board of Trustees

  • Establish and build a strong, effective and a constructive working relationship with the Centre Manager and Trustees, ensuring they are held to account for achieving agreed strategic objectives.
  • Ensure regular contact with the Centre Manager and develop and maintain an open and supportive relationship within which each can speak openly about concerns, worries and challenges.
  • Liaise with the Centre Manager and Trustees to maintain an overview of the Charity’s affairs, providing support, as necessary.
  • Ensure that the Centre Manager and Trustees have the opportunity for professional development and has appropriate external professional support.
  • Sign off any expenses/give budget authorisation/approvals.

Personal Qualities:

  • Proven leadership and communication skills.
  • A commitment to the organisation.
  • Ability to define and drive the charity’s Strategic vision.
  • A willingness to speak their mind.
  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of Trusteeship.
Contact person firstname
Lisa Philpott, Trustee
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
+447557409288
Location address line 1
Queens Arms
Line 2
104 Great Knollys Street
Town
Reading
County
Berkshire
Postcode
RG1 7HL

Map
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue PMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVEThu AMThu PMThu EVEFri AMFri PMFri EVESat AMSat PMSat EVESun AMSun PMSun EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Trustee meetings - First Monday of each month at 7pm, at Queens Arms
Task type?
Management / Business
Will suit someone like this:
Self organised/motivatedAnalytical thinkingPrecise and methodicalBusiness orientatedLeaderNetworkerSociable
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
No
Is support given?
No
Are expenses paid?
No
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
No
Are references required?
No
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
1
Opportunity added on
11 November 2021

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