• Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Not for Profit

  • Salary/Remuneration


  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    19 October 2018

  • Client


Ref: GSe44899

Pause works with those who have experienced, or are at risk of, repeat removals of children from their care. We are breaking this cycle and our relationship-based approach gives women the opportunity to develop new skills and responses that can help them create a more positive future.

Now is an incredibly exciting time for Pause. Pause has already opened 20 Practices and is operating in 24 local authorities with further Practices in the pipeline, and Pause Practices opening shortly in Scotland and Northern Ireland, and the development of our first regional model underway. We have a focused, dynamic national team supporting and developing our work, alongside a strong board of trustees who ensure that all we do is consistent with our founding model and strategic aims.

As a national, vibrant organisation with strong foundations we are looking to further consolidate our success in the next phase of our development. We are looking for a new Chair for the Board to succeed our Founder, Sophie Humphreys, who steps down at the end of this year.  We want someone with the vision and creativity to ensure we deliver our ambitious programme of growth; who will challenge the status quo as we grow in influence and scale and ensure we extend our networks of influence with government, funders and practitioners. Well-connected within your field, you will use effective networks to benefit the women Pause works with as well as being an outstanding ambassador for our cause.

Crucially, and above all, you will be driven to ensure we continue to have a strong financial base to enable Pause to focus on reducing the number of children that need to go into care.

For an informal confidential discussion about the role please contact our advising consultants Katy Giddens or Rebecca O’Connor on 020 7426 3373

Closing DateFriday 19 October 2018
Preliminary Interviewsw/c 22 October and w/c 29 October 2018
Informal conversations with Sophie Humphreys, Founder and Chair of Board and Jules Hillier, Chief Executive.w/c 12 November 2018
Final Panel Intervieww/c 19 or w/c 26 November 2018

To express an interest in this role and to be considered, please submit the following via the GatenbySanderson website:

• a covering letter that:

o addresses the essential criteria for the role
o tells us why you want to become Chair of Pause

• an up-to-date CV/record of your achievements to date
• details of your availability on the dates provided in the indicative timetable

Please also ensure that you have completed and submitted the equal opportunities monitoring form provided on this site. The information on the form will be treated as confidential and used for statistical purposes only. The form will not be treated as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is Friday 12 October 2018.

If you have any queries about any aspect of the appointment process, need additional information or wish to have an informal and confidential discussion, then our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson, Katy Giddens (0207 426 3982) or Rebecca O’Connor (020 7426 3373), will be pleased to take your call.

GatenbySanderson will respect the privacy of any initial approach or expression of interest in this role, whether formal or informal.

Contact details
Emma French: 0113 205 6071