Chair

Papworth Trust

Cambridgeshire

  • Location

    Cambridgeshire

  • Job type

    Permanent

  • Sector

    Not for Profit

  • Salary

    Unremunerated

  • Job ref

    GSe47690

  • Client

    Papworth Trust

Ref: GSe47690

Papworth Trust is a disability charity with a proud 100-year heritage. Throughout our history, we have sought to challenge society's perceptions about what disabled people can do, as well as delivering first class services to support disabled people to live their everyday lives. With a national profile and reputation that enables us to punch above our weight, we have a strong voice in representing disabled people and influencing the national policy agenda.

After nine successful years as Chair, Rob Hammond will be stepping down in September 2019.

With a new Chief Executive, Sarah Miller, and a reinvigorated strategy and business plan in place, this is an exciting time to join the Trust. We’re looking for a talented and passionate leader who will bring their vision and strong strategic leadership abilities to the Board. As a recognised senior leader, you will bring both credibility and established networks within your field to the role. With solid experience of chairing a board or a committee within a complex organisation, yours will be an open, challenging and supportive leadership style.

We need someone who shares our desire to make a lasting difference to disabled people’s lives, now and in the future, and you will be as excited as we are about our potential to turn bold ambitions into reality.

If you have the passion and skills to make a difference, then we would like to hear from you.

For an informal discussion about the role, contact our advising consultants Katy Giddens (020 7426 3973) or Rebecca O’Connor (020 7426 3373).

To view the job description and person specification, please click on the button "Apply".

Timetable
Closing DateFriday 14 December 2018
Preliminary Interviewsw/c 7 and 14 January 2019
Final Interviewsw/c 11 March 2019
How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.

Contact details
Michelle Sander: 020 7426 3377