1. Changing Faces

Chair of Trustees


We are looking for someone who will lead our Board of Trustees to support our executive to deliver our ambitious strategic goals effectively and ensure robust and effective governance.

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Who we are

Changing Faces is the UK’s leading charity for everyone with a scar, mark or condition on their face or body.

We provide life-changing mental health, wellbeing and skin camouflage services. We work to transform understanding and acceptance of visible difference, and campaign to reduce prejudice and discrimination.

We won’t stop until everyone with a visible difference or disfigurement is supported and respected.

The role

About the role

  • Ensure robust and effective governance of the charity and ensure that Trustees fulfil their duties and responsibilities
  • Ensure the executive is effectively supported in, and held to account for, the delivery of the strategic plan and the organisation’s objectives
  • Chair meetings of the Board of Trustees and attend meetings of the Board’s sub-committees
  • Ensure that Trustees are fully engaged, work together effectively with the executive and that the Board takes collective responsibility for its decisions
  • Ensure that the charity has a credible and sustainable funding strategy
  • At the Board level, act as the principal ambassador for Changing Faces with external stakeholders and funders
  • Ensure that the composition of the Board is appropriate for both the strategic objectives of the charity and its size
  • Ensure that the Board operates within its charitable objectives
  • Provide pastoral support to Trustees and the Chief Executive
  • Ensure that the Board regularly reviews the charity’s risks and that risk mitigations are proportionate and effective
  • Ensure a succession plan for the Board and its sub-committees

Person Specification

Personal Qualities

  • A visible passion for and commitment to Changing Faces, its purpose and strategic objectives
  • A commitment to the Nolan Principles of Public Life and the values of the charity
  • Ability to foster and promote a collaborative team environment
  • Tact and diplomacy, with the ability to listen and engage effectively
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building abilities, with a willingness to engage with staff, supporters and those helped by Changing Faces to develop a strong understanding of the culture and ethos of the charity
  • Strong networking capabilities and the ability to act as a visible champion for Changing Faces and its beneficiaries
  • Ability to commit the necessary time to conduct the role well, including attending events out of office hours


  • Successful senior leadership in a substantial and complex organisational environment including responsibility for strategy, and financial and business performance
  • Working at board level in a business, public or third sector organisation, or experience that indicates the ability to do so successfully
  • External representation at a senior level, communicating and maintaining partnerships with a diverse stakeholder community
  • Chairing meetings at board level, with senior staff and with external stakeholders


  • An experience-based understanding of how to govern and manage an organisation for long term success
  • An understanding of the social, political and economic environment in which charitable services are provided
  • A good understanding of the governance, and the legal and financial frameworks within which charities operate
  • A good understanding of the role of trustees and of the distinction between the executive and non-executive functions in a charity
  • A good level of financial literacy and an understanding of risk management processes

Supporting document(s)

  • changing-faces-chair-recruitment-pack-jan24_final.pdf - Download
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