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ROLE OF CHAIR - Stepping Out with Carers CIC

We are recruiting for an independent chair to work with Stepping Out with Carers CIC, an organisation with offers walks for carers and those they care for around the country for the physical, mental and emotional benefit of the participants - working in conjunction with walking volunteers and other stakeholders.

We are a very small and friendly non-profit Community Interest Company and we seek someone who can offer experience, insight and understanding of the social care sector as well as leadership qualities.

Name of organisation: STEPPING OUT WITH CARERS CIC

Role title: Chair

Reports to: The Board/Management Committee

Purpose of the role -

to lead the committee in ensuring the effective performance of its governance responsibilities

to work in partnership with the Chief Officer or Director to help her achieve the objects set for the organisation

to ensure there is an effective relationship between the committee and the organisation, staff, volunteers and stakeholders.

Main duties (Note: some of the duties listed below may be delegated to other committee members.)

Ensure the committee fulfils its responsibilities

chair committee meetings so that the committee functions effectively and carries out its duties ensure the committee sets an overall direction (strategy) for the organisation with clear policy objectives

ensure the business of meetings is dealt with, and decisions, when required, are arrived at, and recorded, and their implementation monitored

ensure the organisation's financial dealings are prudently and systematically accounted for, audited, or independently examined, and publicly available

ensure the organisation has a satisfactory system for holding in trust for its beneficiaries any funds or property, and for investing to the greatest benefit of the organisation, within the constraints of the law and ethical investment practices

ensure that satisfactory arrangements are made to identify and nominate the next Chair of the committee

work in consultation with the Chief Officer to recruit committee members with relevant expertise and experience

ensure the committee regularly reviews its structure, role, and relationship to staff and implements change as necessary

ensure, with the Chief Officer, that committee members receive appropriate advice, training, and information relating to their role

serve as an additional promoter of the organisation to relevant stakeholders.

Help the Chief Officer/director/manager achieve the objects set for the organisation

ensure the committee develops a long-term strategy for the organisation with objectives which can be monitored

monitor progress in implementing the annual work.

ensure appropriate goals are set for the resources available to the organisation

ensure appropriate arrangements are in place to support, monitor and review the work of the Chief Officer/director/manager and other staff

help promote the organisation to a wider audience of potential funders and beneficiaries. Ensure an effective relationship between staff, volunteers, members, and other stakeholders

ensure the organisation has appropriate procedures to: - comply with current legislation and good practice, including employment, health and safety, non-discrimination - advertise for, interview, select and appoint staff

agree, with the Chief Officer, an annual schedule for committee and subcommittee meetings and key events

through the Chief Officer, ensure appropriate communication between the committee and staff, volunteers, members and stakeholders.

Key qualities

a knowledge of and commitment to the work of the organisation

a knowledge of the social care landscape, including the challenges faced by carers and those they care for

a good working relationship with/in the media

good meeting and presentation skills

supportive and confident leadership style


Work from home and attend four meetings a year in Hertfordshire (other locations occasionally)

Start Date

31 March 2020

To Apply

Please send a cv and covering letter, outlining how you best fit the key qualities, to