Become our new Chair

Location
Gateway Family Services CIC
Salary
Not renumerated but reasonable expenses in relation to the role will be covered.
Posted
18 Aug 2017
Closes
06 Sep 2017
Ref
GW178
Function
Trustees & Chair
Hours
Part Time

Gateway Family Services is an established Community Interest Company that was set up in 2006 to tackle health inequality.  Since then we have established ourselves in Birmingham and the wider area as a trusted and respected service provider. 

Our objectives are to:

  • Provide innovative health and wellbeing services
  • Provide intensive support to those who need it most
  • Train and develop people with a focus on those who have barriers to learning or employment
  • Make lasting change by building resilience and raising aspirations

And we have a set of values that were set by our staff.  We feel these say a lot about our organisational ethos:

  • We do what we say we are going to do
  • We invest in people
  • We never stop learning
  • Everything we do has a positive social impact

We are seeking a Chairperson to lead our well established Board of Non-Executive Directors.

Valuable experience   

We have carved a strong reputation for the design and delivery of health and social care services and we wish to maintain and further grow our links with commissioning organisations and like minded potential partners in this area.  However in a time when Public Health and other health prevention budgets are reducing we recognise we need to broaden our horizon and look for new and emerging areas of work.  In our 11 years we have developed and delivered more than 30 services and from this we have gained a wealth of experience not only in a variety of fields but also in our ability to provide work that is, effective, high quality and cost effective. 

We need to grow and are looking for a person who can help us identify and secure new opportunities.  Equally we are looking to raise our profile so we would like a person who can help navigate us into advantageous new networks and forums.

Knowledge of social enterprise or the wider not for profit sector would also be advantageous, along with previous experience of being part of a Board.

This is a voluntary role

If you’re interested in finding out more please visit http://gatewayfs.org/category/jobs-2/where you will find a Role Description and email Maxine.brown@gatewayfs.org who can send you an application pack.  An informal chat can also be arranged with our current Chair.  The deadline for expressions of interest will be Wednesday 6th September at 5pm.  

If you want to know about Gateway Family Services please visit our website where you will find a range of further information about Our Services and Our People along with our blog.  http://gatewayfs.org/