Chair of Trustees

Job Title: Chair of Trustees
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Manchester
Salary: Voluntary, expenses paid
Reference: CTAChair2020
Contact Name: Sarah Gosling
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 21, 2020 11:46

Job Description

In these extraordinary times, we are looking for a remarkable person who has the passion, motivation and resolve to support the Community Transport Association (CTA) as we respond to the challenges our members face.  We are navigating a new landscape, so it’s more important than ever that CTA is supported by a strong Board of Trustees led by a talented Chair who is committed to embracing this challenge.

This position offers a rare opportunity to lead a national charity working in local organisations across the UK as well as engaging with the Government in shaping policy.  CTA is already working with over 1000 local organisations making a significant difference to lives of people in communities across the UK.  At this pivotal time of change, the next Chair will lead us through a period of transformational growth and improvement. The new Chair will be expected to demonstrate a visible passion and commitment to people and communities facing disadvantage through lack of accessible and sustainable transport.  With the confidence and credibility to develop a highly visible public profile with CTA members and other stakeholders, this is an exciting time to be working with an organisation committed to enabling people to enjoy a good quality of life.

The new Chair will bring a strong understanding of the role of the charity board as well as good governance experience and significant strategic leadership. You will serve as an effective ambassador working closely with the CEO and a motivated board. It would also be advantageous to have senior leadership experience within organisations of national reach, and the confidence and credibility to develop a highly visible public profile with CTA members and other stakeholders.

For more information about the organisation and this important opportunity, and to find out how to apply, please see the full appointment brief by visiting

For an informal discussion about the opportunity, please contact our specialist advisor, Sarah Gosling, on

Closing date: 9am, Friday 16 October 2020

Interview via Zoom: 28-29 October 2020

CTA UK Board Meeting (newly appointed Chair to observe): Wednesday 16 December 2020