Chair of Trustees

Conciliation Resources
The role of Chair is not accompanied by any financial remuneration, although expenses for travel may be claimed.
Closing date: 10 June 2018
Job Type: Unpaid trustee
Location: London
We are currently seeking an outstanding individual to lead our Board of Trustees through our next phase of development. This is an exciting opportunity to lead the board of an ambitious and innovative UK charity with a global reach.
  • Remuneration: The role of Chair is not accompanied by any financial remuneration, although expenses for travel may be claimed.
  • Location: Tufnell Park, London
  • Time commitment: 16-18 days per year
  • Responsible to: Board of Trustees
  • Responsible for: Line management of the Executive Director 
  • Closing date: 22 June 2018

We are currently seeking an outstanding individual to lead our Board of Trustees through our next phase of development. The current Chair, Rt Revd Peter Price, having come to the role from the House of Lords and a career in peacebuilding, is stepping down after five years in the role. This period has seen the organisation grow and develop the quality of its work. This is an exciting opportunity to lead the board of an ambitious and innovative UK charity with a global reach, working to provide practical support to help people affected by violent conflict.

The Chair will provide leadership and direction to the Board of Trustees, enabling them to fulfil their responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic development of the charity. Working with Trustees and external contacts to further Conciliation Resources’ success according to the articles, legal and regulatory guidelines and the Organisation’s Vision, Mission and Values. Working in partnership with the Executive Director to ensure that Trustees’ decisions are acted upon and the Charity is managed in an effective manner. 

  • Our new Chair will be a resilient, self-confident and self-aware individual. The Board seeks to maintain a balance of key skills, experience and knowledge in the following areas:
  • Experience of being part of an effective board (governance)
  • Experience representing an organisation to supporters and the general public
  • Experience building and maintaining high level political and organisational networks in the UK
  • An ability to both promote and embody the values of the organisation
  • Financial analysis and senior management experience
  • Access to / knowledge of potential donor- supporters
  • Knowledge and experience of human rights and/or humanitarian / international law
  • An academic background relevant to our work and/or appropriate regional experience
  • Background in / knowledge of diplomacy
  • Communications, media, marketing and/or public relations
  • Ability to support, challenge, act as professional mentor to the Executive Director

Upon receipt of your application you will be sent a link inviting you to respond to our diversity monitoring survey which is anonymous and forms no part of the selection process. Please see the appointment brief for full details on how to apply for this post.

Location: London
Sector: Leadership

Application notes

For the full appointment brief and details on how to apply please visit our website. 

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