Chair of Trustees

Job Title: Chair of Trustees
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Aylesbury
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: J65067
Contact Name: Eleanor Urben
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 05, 2020 16:41

Job Description

About the charity

Aylesbury Youth Action is a Youth Volunteering Charity, specialising in providing opportunities for young people to take action in the community to meet local need.

Do you want to help shape young people's lives? AYA are looking to appoint an passionate, dedicated and motivated Chair with a vision to lead a small exciting and local Youth Volunteering charity forwards.

Role summary

We are looking for a passionate, dedicated and motivated individual to work with the Trustee Board and staff to add energy, experience and purpose to the team as it moves forward to successfully achieve its aims. The key responsibilities are to provide leadership and experience to the Trustees and AYA Manager, working with them to set the strategic direction and framework of the charity, and to ensure financial stability and sustainability. They must also act as an ambassador to the charity and represent the organisation at a variety of events and meetings with key stakeholders. The Chair is expected to have regular meetings with the AYA Manager as well as bi monthly Trustee meetings to discuss relevant strategic development and one or two additional meetings and events per year to concentrate on specific key areas.

Person specification

We are looking for an individual who has a clear passion and commitment to shaping young people’s lives through youth volunteering. 

We welcome applicants with a range of skills and backgrounds to develop and progress the charity forwards. Experience of operating at a strategic leadership level within an organisation would be beneficial, together with familiarity of charity governance working with or part of a Board of Trustees. In addition, an individual would need to have an understanding of charity financial management. A candidate would need to have strong inter-personal and relationship building skills and be able to demonstrate tact and diplomacy with the ability to listen and engage effectively.

We would greatly appreciate applicants with a proactive and friendly nature, with a willingness to learn new skills, as much as to bring existing strategic direction and leadership expertise to the team. A potential candidate would need to be adaptable and happy to work within a team environment, with the flexibility of getting involved during the evenings as and when required.

As long as you have an enthusiasm for providing opportunities for young people to develop their life and employability skills through youth social action, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Time commitment

Standard Trustee meetings every 2 months in the evenings. Key strategic meetings: 5 per year. Liaising with office regularly and home working 3 hrs a week.

AYA covers Aylesbury Vale and it would be beneficial if the candidate lives or works within this area.

How to apply

Applications should be made via Reach Volunteering in the first instance. Please submit your CV showing what skills and experience you will bring to the board.

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