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Chair of Trustees and additional Trustees'

Employer
Share Communtiy
Location
SW11 1JL, London (Greater)
Salary
Whilst this is an unpaid, voluntary role, out-of-pocket expenses will be reimburse
Closing date
21 Apr 2024

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Function
Trustees & Chair
Sector
Disability
Hours
Part Time
Contract Type
Temporary
Seniority
Board / C-Suite

Are you passionate about addressing the societal injustices faced by disabled people? Do you have the skills to lead the Board of a fast-growing, ambitious charity providing support and making a tangible difference in the lives of adults with learning disabilities and autism?

Share Community is seeking a Chair for our Board of Trustees, and up to three further Trustees to fill upcoming vacancies on our Board.

Role: Chair, Share Community

The Chair is a crucial role for Share, working closely with the Chief Executive to provide inspirational leadership, and ensure the charity delivers its mission and vision. Alongside all the other trustees the Chair will provide oversight of the Charity’s governance and strategic direction.

The Chair will be committed to reducing the social injustice faced by disabled people, and model Share’s organisational values: we’re inclusive, supportive and ambitious and work with kindness, integrity and respect.

The principal responsibilities of the Chair include:

  • Leading the trustee body in ensuring that it fulfils its responsibilities for the governance of Share Community;
  • Working in partnership with the Chief Executive, Executive Team and other trustees to ensure the charity delivers on its strategic and charitable objectives, vision, purpose and values;
  • Ensuring that the Board reviews strategic issues, risks and opportunities on a regular basis, and can satisfy itself that systems are in place to take advantage of opportunities and mitigate risks.

Share is seeking a leader with experience at Board level as either a Trustee or Executive Director. Previous experience as a Chair is not a requirement of the role.

Role: Trustee, Share Community

Share’s trustee team has responsibility for overseeing strategy and performance. Share currently has ten trustees, and in light of some current trustees coming to the end of their term, is looking to recruit three more with the enthusiasm, skills and commitment we need to help guide Share through the next phase of its development.

Prospective Trustees must have a commitment to Share’s vision and values, and a passion for making a difference in the lives of disabled people. Share is particularly keen to encourage applications from individuals with specific experience of:

  • Fundraising, particularly growing or diversifying income streams;
  • Property and estates management;
  • Setting up or running a social enterprise.

Share is looking for people with or without Board level experience, and we would welcome applications from adults of all ages.

Representation

Share believes strongly that diversity of thought and experience directly contributes to better organisational outcomes, and that the composition of the Charity’s leadership should be reflective of the diversity of Share’s student body.

Share is therefore particularly keen to encourage applications for the Chair and Trustee roles from groups currently under-represented on the Board, including people who have lived experience of disability or caring for someone with a disability, those from minoritised ethnic backgrounds, and men.

About Share

Share is a charity based in Wandsworth and Lambeth, working with adults with learning disabilities and autism.

The story of Share began in 1972, when a group of disabled people came together as a self-help group to improve employment and training opportunities for disabled people. Over the years, Share has grown and evolved, responding to changing needs and opportunities.

Share appointed a new Chief Executive in 2022, and the Charity is in the second year of a three-year strategy. Delivery of our strategy will help Share achieve its mission of providing a safe, empowering and progressive experience where disabled adults can develop their skills, wellbeing and purpose to enable them to live happier, healthier and more independent lives.

Share principally supports people from south west London, with the majority of students coming from Wandsworth and Lambeth. Share currently operates from four sites and supports more than 160 students each week across our range of programmes which focus on personal development, independent living skills, and employability.

Share’s vision is to live in a world where disabled adults are genuinely valued and included, can make choices and have the freedom to fulfil their ambitions. Share is inclusive, supportive and ambitious and works with kindness, integrity and respect.

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