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Interests

  • Employment, Education and Training
  • Environment
  • No Specific Interest

Activities

  • Administration and Office
  • Advice and Information
  • Caring and Helping People
  • Conservation
  • Legal work
  • Marketing, PR, Social Media
  • Micro Volunteering
  • Trusteeship, Committee Work

Sussex Green Living is a multi-award winning environmental charity, passionate about educating and supporting people to adopt more environmentally friendly lifestyles.  

What will you be doing?

We are looking for a Chair of our Board of Trustees.  Below is a summary of the role - if you are interested in the opportunity we will send a full Role Description. 

The Chair of Trustees is a key role in our organisation. Your leadership and commitment will ensure we continue to provide and extend our range of activities maximising our impact and broadening our reach. 

Please note that we would be looking for someone to become a trustee for 6 month prior to stepping up to take over as the Chair of Trustees.

Summary of the role:

  • Provides leadership and direction to the board of Trustees and enables the Board to fulfill their responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity.
  • Ensures that the charity pursues its objects as defined in its governing document, charity law, and other relevant legislation/regulations.
  • Works in partnership with the chief executive and supports employees and volunteers, helping them achieve the aims of the charity.
  • Facilitates the board of trustees in stimulating carefully considered strategic decision-making.

What skills do I need?

What are we looking for?

Essential

  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of Trusteeship and adhering to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
  • Commitment to the charity’s objects, aims and values and willingness to devote time to carry out responsibilities.
  • Strategic and forward looking vision in relation to the charity’s objects and aims.
  • Good, independent judgement, political impartiality and the ability to think creatively in the context of the organisation and external environment.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to respect the confidences of colleagues.
  • Balancing tact and diplomacy with willingness to challenge and constructively criticise.

Desirable

  • Prior experience of committee/trustee work.
  • Knowledge of the type of work undertaken by the charity.
  • A wider involvement with the voluntary sector.
  • Experience of chairing meetings, committee work, some experience of charity finance and fundraising.
  • Leadership skills

 

We will need a CV and will want to interview suitable candidates - possibly by Zoom.

Interests

  • Employment, Education and Training
  • Environment
  • No Specific Interest

Activities

  • Administration and Office
  • Advice and Information
  • Caring and Helping People
  • Conservation
  • Legal work
  • Marketing, PR, Social Media
  • Micro Volunteering
  • Trusteeship, Committee Work

Details

  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
    Not for the trustee position
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer Policy
    Available on request
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 05/07/2021

End Date: 05/07/2022

Slot Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

This role has a good deal of flexibility, but you will need to attend the Charity trustee meetings once a quarter. These can be attended using Zoom or covid allowing in person. More details on application.

Location

This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.

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