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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 05 Mar 2015
Contact Name Volunteers team
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Job Description - EXPIRED

The British Humanist Association (BHA) is the national charity working on behalf of non-religious people who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. Founded in 1896, the BHA is trusted by over 40,000 members and supporters and over 90 local and special interest affiliates to promote Humanism. Our policies are informed with the support of over 120 of the UK's most prominent philosophers, scientists, and other thinkers and experts and we seek to advance them with the help of over 100 parliamentarians in membership of the All Party Parliamentary Humanist Group. Our 300 trained and accredited celebrants conduct funerals, weddings, and other non-religious ceremonies attended by about a million people each year. We currently employ thirteen staff in our central London offices, two part time staff remotely, and hundreds of volunteers either at our office or across the UK. We are an active member of the European Humanist Federation and the International Humanist and Ethical Union.

Our present Chair has led the Board of Trustees for almost a decade and will be standing down at the 2016 AGM. We are seeking to appoint his successor to the Board in summer 2015 to serve for a year on the Board as Chair apparent and to take up the duties of Chair in August 2016.

What we are seeking in particular is a chair who:
* is capable of chairing meetings effectively and encouraging discussion among Board members when necessary to ensure all are heard;
* is well-connected for the purposes of fundraising, especially from potential major donors;
* has experience of change management and organisational growth and development.

For more information about the position and how to apply, please visit and download the application pack.

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 - LF040 | Published: 05th Mar 2015