Chair of Trustees


Employment Type Volunteer
Location Hybrid · London, UK 4 in-person Board meetings per year - 3 in London, plus online committee meetings.
Seniority Senior
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 7th Jul 2024 BST

Job Description

Our board of trustees work together to lead Pause, and have the ultimate responsibility for our success. They meet on a regular basis to discuss Pause’s progress, problems and the future. They listen to, support and challenge the Chief Executive and leadership team, to make sure they stay on track and meet all their legal obligations. They also work with the Pause Advisory Group, which is made up of women who have completed the Pause Programme, to ensure that women are consulted on and involved in crucial decision-making.  

Pause currently has eight trustees who all have different skills, experience and expertise. What brings them together, is their passion for improving the lives of women who’ve had children removed from their care.   

We are looking to recruit two new trustees as well as a new Chair.    

If you are also interested in the trustee role, please indicate this in the admin section.

The Chair plays a distinctive and important role on the Board by:

• Leading the Trustees in supporting, challenging and driving the success of Pause.

• Building a strong Board of Trustees, who bring together the expertise, skills and diversity of background and perspectives to drive success.

• Nurturing a constructive working relationship with the Chief Executive that balances support, challenge, scrutiny and holding the Chief Executive to account.

• Chairing Trustee meetings, ensuring they have the right attendees and everyone feels included and heard

• Making sure Trustees represent the culture and values of Pause.

Please see the recruitment pack on our website for more information.

If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to talk about an alternative way of applying, please email

We’d like to make this process as easy as possible for all candidates. We are happy to send out the Applied questions separately, for you to submit responses directly to us in writing or on video, or to find another approach that makes sense for you. We look forward to hearing from you.

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