Chair - Runnymede

Cadence Partners

Employment Type Volunteer The time commitment for the Chair is expected to be 1-2 days per month on average.
Location Hybrid · London, City of, UK The Runnymede Trust’s offices are based in London. Regular travel to London would be expected.
Seniority Senior
  • Closing: 5:20pm, 25th Sep 2023 BST

Job Description

The Chair will work with the Board of Trustees to fulfil governance responsibilities and oversee the implementation of Runnymede's strategy. The Chair will work in partnership with the Chief Executive to help them achieve the aims of the organisation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To Chair the meetings of the Board, support the charity to be well governed and report the business of committees.

  • Lead a team of Trustees in a collaborative and inclusive way, holding space for diverse views, building consensus, and ensuring decisions and actions are implemented. Regular review of the charity’s governance structure and board performance.

  • Ensure the Board fulfils its duties with respect to financial health of the charity, with systems in place to assess risk and ensure financial accountability.

  • Works with trustees to respond promptly to urgent Board matters that arise, understanding when to take occasional urgent decisions under devolved powers and reporting back to the Board.

  • Working with the board, and the Chief Executive, ensure the charity has a clear vision, mission and strategic direction, and there is alignment in achieving these. Support the Chief Executive to ensure senior management team are aligned and focus on achieving these.

  • Line manages the Chief Executive – with support from trustees – including setting annual objectives, targets, measuring and appraising performance. Provides coaching and challenge to the Chief Executive, supporting them to reach their potential.

  • Effective and supportive working relationships with the Chief Executive, and wider staff team, to ensure good governance of The Runnymede Trust e.g. communicating and meeting between formal Board meetings, for briefings, discussions and to provide constructive questioning, support and guidance.

  • In close consultation and partnership with the Chief Executive, agree respective roles in representing The Runnymede Trust at external functions and meetings with key stakeholders and funders.

  • Represent The Runnymede Trust as an ambassador, promoting the charity’s best interests and reputation, and develop strong positive relationships and partnerships with key and influential stakeholders.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Mon 25th Sep 2023


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Mon 25th Sep 2023