3 months ago
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.
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)
31 March 2020
Please send a cv and covering letter, outlining how you best fit the key qualities, to email@example.com