Is your leadership style caring and ethical with a cunning entrepreneurial twist? Help & Care is an established charity and social enterprise at an exciting stage of development. We are a value based organisation with over 30 years experience in helping people and communities live the lives they choose. We have good governance in place and an established Board plan for transition. We are looking for a Chair with innovative leadership skills to join our talented board and take this plan forward.

The Role – The Chair takes the inclusive strategic lead for the organisation. The main duties are: To lead the board in ensuring that it fulfills its responsibilities for the governance of the organisation by ensuring that the organisation acts in accordance with its constitution and by managing its activities. To work in partnership with the Chief Executive helping him to achieve the mission of the organisation. To optimise the relationship between the board, leadership team and staff/volunteers. With the Chief Executive, to take a leadership role in promoting the organisation, representing the organisation effectively to external stakeholders.

The Person – We are seeking someone of stature and standing, with a heart of social enterprise and a head for business, with private or public or voluntary community sector experience at senior management or board level. Key personal qualities would include altruism, a sense of humour, the capacity to lead and a collaborative approach.

The post includes the following commitments: 4 main Board meetings per year (held quarterly) plus 2 other Development Board Meetings. The Chair is also expected to have regular 2 weekly meetings with the Chief Executive and represent the Charity at various events and meetings with key stakeholders.

If you feel that you can contribute in this way we would like to hear from you.

To find out more about our work please visit our website www.helpandcare.org.uk For more information about the role, please visit the volunteering page on the website and select ‘opportunities with us’ to download the Chair Application Pack.

To apply please submit a letter outlining your background, how your professional experience meets the role description and person specification and your interest in the role. If you could send this via email to Lisa Mann – Governance Officer Tel: 0300 111 3303

email:  lisa.mann@helpandcare.org.uk by closing date of Monday 8th May 2017 (by 12 noon the latest).

This role is a voluntary position where expenses may be claimed.

If you have any queries or would like to have an informal discussion with the CEO or a Trustee of the Board please contact Lisa Mann in the first instance.

Interviews will be held week commencing 5th June 2017.

We value diversity at Help & Care and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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About Help & Care

Help & Care is a registered charity (Charity Number 1055056) that works with people and communities in Dorset, Bournemouth, Poole, and various regions across Southern England. Help & Care’s head office is in Pokesdown, Bournemouth. Help & Care runs a range of services that promote dignity and independence for all people, particularly those in their later life, people living with a long-term health condition, and carers. All our services have a common goal: to help people live as independently as possible and according to their own choices. We work and support a wide range of people and communities.

What makes Help & Care’s helpline different from other bigger, national organisations is our person-centred approach. Our main aim is to achieve that everyone who contacts us with a problem finds a solution or a way to move forward.