Chair of Trustees

Cheshire

Self Management UK

The Chair will hold the Board and Executive Team to account for the Charity’s mission and vision, providing inclusive leadership to the Board of Trustees, ensuring the Board works collaboratively as a team and with the Chief Executive.

Closing date for applications

Who we are

Self Management UK is the UK’s leading provider of self-management patient support services. We have delivered programmes for over 150,000 people around the Country and are widely recognised as a leading player in this field.

We exist to improve the health and wellbeing of those who experience one or more long-term condition. Through our patient services, we provide the support, tools and techniques to help remove the barriers and challenges faced by having a long-term condition and enable our beneficiaries to better managing their health and enhance quality of life.

Our services are co-produced in partnership with the communities we support and we work with our statutory partners in developing high quality, safe and efficient pathways of care and support by developing and assessing new, innovative models of service delivery.

As a result, our services can meet the need of those who need them most whilst demonstrating significant positive impact on the lives of those we help.

In fact, it is estimated that by 2035, 17% of all UK adults with have two or more chronic health conditions and this now presents one of the greatest challenges to the health and care system outside of COVID-19.

What has been clear during the COVID-19 pandemic is that those populations in areas of deprivation, at greater risk of developing multiple long-term conditions have been hit the hardest by COVID-19.

Supporting individuals and communities to better manage their long term health conditions is greater than ever.

We are proud of the quality, scale and impact of our self-management services. We are a small but incredibly ambitious charity and now look to meet the challenge to grow.

The Role

Anthony Levy, the current Chair, is coming to the end of his term of office and so a new Chair is required to take over at the March 2021 board meeting. A letter from the Chair can be found here.

The Chair will hold the Board and Executive Team to account for the Charity’s mission and vision, providing inclusive leadership to the Board of Trustees, ensuring the Board works collaboratively as a team and with the Chief Executive, and ensuring that each Trustee fulfils their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the Charity.

The Chair will also support, coach and challenge the Chief Executive in their role.

He or she will act as an ambassador and the public face of the Charity in partnership with the Chief Executive.

As well as being able to demonstrate a strong and visible passion and commitment to self-management, to the Charity, and its strategic objectives and cause we are particularly interested in candidates who have:

  • Experience of operating at a senior strategic leadership level within an organisation
  • Experience of charity governance and working with or as part of a Board of Trustees, with good understanding of charity governance issues
  • Experience of chairing meetings and events, and building accountability
  • Strong leadership skills, ability to motivate and engage people to work together
  • Ability to empower, challenge and coach the CEO and Board

Time commitment:

Approximately 6-10 days per year to include quarterly Board meetings, and an annual Strategy Day. The Chair is also expected to have regular meetings with the Chief Executive, and also represent the Charity at various events and meetings with key stakeholders.

Timetable and How to Apply

Please upload a CV and Supporting Statement

Closing date for applications: Friday 30th October

Interviews and informal meetings with Self Management UK: November

Attendance of first board meeting prior to appointment: January

A full Role Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below.

Supporting documents

  • Self-Management-UK-Chair.pdf - Download
Closing date for applications

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