Chair of Trustees

Recruiter
Elmore Community Services
Location
Oxfordshire
Posted
17 Sep 2020
Closes
17 Oct 2020
Ref
1653662273
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Mental health, complex needs, and domestic abuse charity Elmore Community Services seeks a new Chairperson to our Board of Trustees.

It is an exciting time for Elmore Community Servicesâ€"the charity will be doubling in size this year as it delivers, and prepares to deliver, a total of three new significant services.

Started in 1989, Elmore works with people with complex needs and mental ill health and will be working with people who are involved domestic abuse in Oxfordshire. We work directly with people falling through the gaps of existing services, supporting them to tackle their problems, improve their lives, and feel part of their communities.

Last year Elmore supported a total of 385 clients. We are a registered Charity and charitable company. We currently have an annual income of just over £760,000 and employ 30 people. Our annual income is set to rise to £1.6m and our staff is set to rise to 47 people.

As the Chairperson of our Board you will be committed to improving the lives of people with multiple and complex needs and share our belief in the importance of service user involvement. With an experienced team in place and a strong Board behind it, the organisation is seeking to appoint a Chair to move the Charity into its next phase.

You will have leadership skills, be familiar with working in dynamic environments, and be capable of creating, communicating, and holding Elmore to a long-term vision. You will have some knowledge of the challenges of providing services to vulnerable people and be able to represent and promote the Charity at a senior level.

We welcome applications from people who identify as having direct, personal experience of using mental health services and who can use this experience in the role. Our recruitment pack has been considered by a meeting of Elmore Members’ Association and the views of service users have shaped what you read. It is Elmore’s intention that a service user will be on the recruitment panel which interviews candidates and questions suggested by service users will be put to them.

To apply, please complete our supporting statement and send us your most recent CV detailing employment, volunteering, and charity governance experiences and educational, training, and vocational qualifications as well as a covering letter outlining how you meet the essential skills, experience and personal attributes for this role to Elmore’s Administration Manager Marie Sparke via the button below.

Only applications which include a supporting statement and CV can be considered.

If you would like an informal and confidential chat about the role, contact Marie on msparke@elmorecommunityservices.org.uk to arrange for you to speak with our Chief Executive Tom Hayes or our interim Chair of Trustees Aziz Halime

Closing Date: 21 September 2020 at noon. CVs and late applications will not be considered.

Interviews will be held: 1 October 2020.

Our intention is to interview candidates via video-calling. Please do let us know if you would face difficulty interviewing by video.