Chairperson: Movement Park

Responsible to: The Board 

Skills and qualities:

  • Enthusiastic for making an impact in the community
  • Well organised
  • Prepared to make a regular time commitment
  • Confident at some public speaking
  • Manage productive and effective meetings.

Main duties:    

  • Take responsibility for managing the board and oversee decisions.
  • Work with and guide the CEO to ensure steady growth and sustainability of the charity is continued.
  • Work with the CEO to review terms and conditions of service of paid employees of the charity to ensure all current requirements of employment legislation are being met.
  • Act as a main representee of the charity to external supporters and funders.
  • Act as a Trustee for the charity in all elements of Governance and administration.
  • Assess charity operations to pinpoint areas that need to be reorganised, reduced, or eliminated to comply with current legislation.
  • Advise the Board of the legal implications of any proposed changes to the Constitution and any change in law regarding status of SCIO. 
  • Ensure the organisation works within current legislation ensuring policies are developed and amended covering such areas as Data Protection, Health & Safety, Safeguarding, Fraud etc. 
  • Ensure there is an appropriate Risk Management strategy in place with a risk register reviewed at Board meetings and risk assessments regularly carried out.
  • Chair board meetings and the AGM so that everyone has a chance to present their views, that all business is completed and that all decisions are properly understood and recorded.
  • In liaison with the CEO, oversee the workforce for the charity.
  • In conjunction with the secretary, prepare and present the annual report.
  • Liaise with the secretary on the Agenda for each meeting and approve the minutes before they are circulated.
  • Liaise with the Finance Director to ensure that funds are spent properly and in the best interests of the charity
  • Champion for good charity governance including annual review and recommendations for Board effectiveness.

Time commitment:  Anticipated tenure of role holder is 2-4 years.

There is no set time requirement for the day-to-day role however, the following should be used as a guide:

Trustee Meetings:

  • 2-3 hours per meeting plus travel time
  • 1 hour’s preparation
  • Approximately 6 meetings per year

Line Management

  • Maintain regular contact with CEO – weekly/fortnightly phone calls or as required
  • 1-1 Meetings (Every 6 weeks) - 1-2 hours
  • Annual Appraisal - 2 hours plus 2-3 hours prep

Other Duties

Attending fundraisers / Networking Events – (Time requirement varies from 1 hour to half day) 

Role description and application information


Date published: 26 March 2021
Date updated: 26 March 2021


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