Who we are
We support a rapidly growing global community of patients and carers living with Eosinophil-Associated Diseases (EADs) and have a network for healthcare and research professionals working across 37 countries.
Founded by a parent as an online family support group in 2005, focused on Eosinophilic Gastro-Intestinal Diseases, today the charity collaborates with over 400 global medical professionals and researchers to improve the lives of those affected by Eosinophil-Associated Diseases.
As our operations have expanded, our Chair has taken a paid role within EOS Network as our CEO and this has created an exciting opportunity for a new Chair of our Trustee Board.
As our new chair you will help shape the next exciting phase of our growth and development as we:
· build our team of paid staff,
· bed in our enhanced legal status as a CIO,
· ramp up fundraising and support activities, and
· exponentially increase our external impact.
The overall role of the chair is to lead the Board as it sets strategic direction and oversees the good governance of the charity. You will be responsible for ensuring that the organisation is following correct governance and meeting its charitable obligations.
This is an active role, where time will need to be invested regularly outside of meetings to support this small charity.
In addition to the general responsibilities of a trustee, duties of the Chair include the following:
· Providing leadership to the organisation and the board by ensuring that everyone remains focused on the delivery of the organisation’s charitable purposes in order to provide greater public benefit
· Chairing and facilitating board meetings
· Giving direction to board policy-making
· Checking that decisions taken at meetings are implemented
· Representing the organisation at functions and meetings, and acting as a spokesperson as appropriate
· Bringing impartiality and objectivity to decision-making
· Planning the annual cycle of board meetings and other general meetings where required, for example annual general meeting
· Helping organise & run board and other general meetings
· Leading & supporting the CEO in their role
· Developing the board of trustees including induction, training, appraisal and succession planning
· Addressing conflict within the board and within the organisation, and liaising with the chief executive to achieve this
· Working closely with the CEO and others to ensure legal compliance & liaise with relevant external bodies