Overview

Spice Time Credits are a proven method of developing assets in communities, harnessing citizen engagement and participation and driving system change.  Since our inception in 2008, Time Credits have reached over 35,000 people, creating significant and positive outcomes for members and has seen the organisation reach a turnover at the start of 2017-18 of £2.2m.  We now have ambitious plans to scale what we do over the next five years, by reaching many more people and communities and delivering further change across the UK.

Spice, as a registered charity and social enterprise is governed by a Board of Trustees and we now have an exciting vacancy to join the Board as its chair.  Working closely with other Trustees, our CEO and Senior Leadership Team the new chair will help lead our scaling strategy, ensure excellent organisational governance and risk management is in place, and act as a real advocate and ambassador for our work.  Our scaling ambitions are at once an exciting and challenging time for the organisation with the role of Chair of Trustees an important part of our jigsaw.

If this role appeals to you your application will need to demonstrate previous experience of Trustee work and a thorough understanding of charity governance and working with an Executive team.  A commitment to the values of Spice will be important, embodied in the concept of ‘servant leader’.  Your focus and determination to help Spice scale and achieve long term sustainability will be critical.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact current Board Chair Will Norman on willnorman76@gmail.com or our CEO Ian Merrill on ianmerrill@justaddspice.org.

A full Role Description and Person Specification are available at www.justaddspice.org

Candidates should submit a CV and covering letter outlining your interest and suitability for the role by June 15th 2017 with interviews during July to Anji Boddington-Jones.  The successful candidate is expected to take up the role by September 1st 2017.

About Spice Innovations Limited

Spice Time Credits are a proven way of building stronger communities and co-produced public services where all people can be active and equal participants. From our start-up 8 years ago we have grown to a dynamic team of 50 with offices in Cardiff and London delivering programmes in five regions of England and Wales. In this time our turnover has increased more than five-fold and we have reached over 35,000 participants. At present, we are formulating a new five year strategy that will see Time Credits go to scale – this work is being led by our new CEO who joined Spice in February 2017, and our Senior Leadership Team (SLT). We are now seeking a new Chair of Trustees to join us and help drive our ambitious plans