1. Volunteer Centre Kensington & Chelsea



A unique opportunity to lead Volunteer Centre Kensington & Chelsea and make a difference not just for our organisation but for all the causes it empowers through volunteering.

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Who we are

We are the central hub for volunteering in Kensington and Chelsea, recruiting, developing and placing volunteers in the local community since 1969.

We exist to champion rewarding volunteering opportunities and promote volunteering as a force for change and social good. Our mission is to build the capacity of local people and organisations by empowering our community to realise their potential through volunteering.

The role

​Our Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, developing its aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the charity’s governing documents, legal and regulatory obligations and guidance. The Board supports the Volunteer Centre’s work and provides mission-driven leadership and strategic governance as well as financial oversight. Trustees are also responsible for taking reasonable safeguarding steps to protect from harm people who come into contact with the Centre, including clients and staff (whether paid or unpaid). We are therefore seeking the following practical and professional experience and skills for our new Chair:

· Strategic development and planning

· Financial management

· Legal environment for charities, in particular HR and safeguarding

In addition to the responsibilities common to all trustees of the Volunteer Centre, the Chair will have particular responsibility for the following:

· Leadership

· Clarity of Purpose and Considered Decision-Making

· Constructive Relationships

· Cohesive Board

Person Specification

In addition to qualities needed by all trustees of the Volunteer, the Chair will ideally have:

· Leadership experience and experience of committee work

· Emotional intelligence, tact and diplomacy

· Good interpersonal and listening skills

· Experience of supervising staff and building consensus

· Ability to see the “big picture” and focus on solutions

· Understanding of governance and awareness of the roles and responsibilities of Trustees

· Motivation to keep informed of current trends in the voluntary, statutory and private sectors

· A degree of flexibility in order to attend regular evening and occasional daytime meetings on behalf of the VCKC

· Willingness to spend time building connections to advance the organisation, for instance potential partners in the voluntary, statutory and private sector to promote volunteering and income development

Supporting document(s)

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