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Chair of the Board of Trustees - EXPIRED

Job Title Chair of the Board of Trustees - EXPIRED
Contract Type Volunteer
Location London, London
Salary 0
Job Published 13 Mar 2015
Contact Name Volunteers team
Contact Email

Job Description - EXPIRED

Do you believe in the power of volunteering?

Expand your skills and experience as Chair of the Board (Trustee Director) of a youth-focussed, education-based, entirely voluntary organization and support the development of young people in the UK and Africa.

Tenteleni is a youth driven, volunteer run charity that supports the development of young people in the UK and Africa in collaboration with local partners. We provide young people with international volunteering placements in schools and local organisation s in South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania for 8 weeks during the University summer period.

Working alongside national volunteers through our Volunteer Partnership Programme, Tenteleni volunteers work in educational placements as teaching assistants; assisting with English language learning and youth issues. Volunteers are also encouraged to facilitate and support extra-curricular activities for learners and
create links between local Non-Governmental Organisations and their placements.

This is an opportunity to gain real experience of how an organisation functions and to work with others at a senior level making decisions which have a tangible impact on young people and communities. You will develop your strategic thinking and problem-solving skills which will not only broaden your horizons personally but assist you professionally with your next career move.

As Chair of the Board, you will also develop leadership skills and be in a positon to spearhead growth and change within the organisation. The Chair is the vital in ensuring that the Board runs smoothly and we are seeking someone who has the commitment and drive to motivate members and to push the organisation into the future.

We are a vibrant, youth-focused organization, committed to the young people that work with and for it, and
this position offers an opportunity to contribute to its strategic direction. We are volunteer run and herefore everyone is driven by their passion and energy. As a youth-focused organisation we aim to recruit young people; the majority of our members are under 30 years old.

Role Description:

As a Board Chair you will lead the team responsible for the overall strategic decisions about the charity's direction, its vision, mission and charitable objects and supporting the Committee in delivering our ambitions. You will be jointly responsible for the legal and safe running of the charity's activities. You will ensure an effective relationship between the Board and the Committee, and the Board and external stakeholders/community. You will act as a spokesperson and figurehead as appropriate and supervise and support the Executive Director.

This is an unpaid, voluntary role. Necessary expenses incurred will be reimbursed. Willingness to travel to London or necessary location for Board meetings is essential and occasional travel to other cities for other meetings desirable.

For a full description of the role, please go to

To apply, please submit a CV and a brief covering letter explaining your interest in the role to our Trustee,
Holly Smith, on

Deadline for applications is Saturday, 2nd May 2015.

TPP is committed to equal opportunities and actively encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We shortlist based on competencies and not on race, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, or age.

Ref: EXPIRED - LF042 | Published: 13th Mar 2015