Who we are
TALK provides long-term support and social communication opportunities for people with aphasia, an acquired language and communication disorder, most commonly following stroke, that affects speaking, understanding, reading and writing. Aphasia has a profound impact on all aspects of people’s lives. We are a small local charity, with three part-time employees, a network of volunteers and a dedicated Board of Trustees. We run five weekly groups in North-West Surrey serving about 70 members.
We are looking for someone with enthusiasm and commitment to lead our Board and Executive Committee for a 3 year term. The ideal candidate would have some experience at board or committee level, including chairing meetings; be a strategic thinker, with an understanding of governance; have excellent communication skills; be a good team player. Some awareness of stroke, communication or other disability would be an advantage, but is not a requirement for this role.
As Chair, you will provide leadership to the charity and the Board
by ensuring that everyone remains focused on the delivery of our aims and objectives. You will give direction to decision making and policy making in relation to sustainability and development of the charity.
Main duties will include:
- Chairing and facilitating board meetings, including the Annual General Meeting.
- Setting agendas and checking that decisions and actions are implemented
- Representing TALK externally and acting as a spokesperson
- Providing support and line management to the three part-time staff, keeping an overview of the charity’s affairs and operations
We have Management Committee/Trustee meetings once every two months, usually lasting for a whole afternoon. Meetings are generally via Zoom with occasional in-person meetings as needed.
Our Board consists of 7 committed members, each with a specific role related to their skills and experience. You would be joining a dedicated and hardworking team.
See the Role description attached for further information
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