Chair of Trustees

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Are you good at leading small teams? Are you looking for an ongoing volunteer role where you can use your skills to make a difference? Are you concerned about the impact the COVID has had on disadvantaged children? If so, then this role could be for you.

We are a small West Sussex charity providing play therapy and therapeutic resources to support the emotional well-being of disadvantaged children and families. We were founded in 2015 by Felicia Lycett, an accredited play therapist.  

COVID has had a massive impact on children's wellbeing - particularly those from the most disadvantaged households.  We are keen to expand our services to help more local children get the support they need to recover. 

We are governed by a small board of trustees which includes a Vice-Chair, a Secretary, a Treasurer and a Trustee.  We meet 4-6 times a year.

We are now looking for someone to Chair this small board and help drive the charity forward so it can help more children. 

Your role will be to:

  • Chair the board meetings and the AGM.
  • Prepare the board meeting agenda, with the support of our excellent Secretary. 
  • Lead the development of the charity by helping to shape the direction, and involving trustees in the areas where they can best contribute. 
  • Keep in touch with trustees between meetings. 
  • Act as a sounding board and critical friend for Felicia Lycett. 
  • Represent the charity at occasional external meetings and events.
  • Take urgent action and facilitate decision making between board meetings when it isn’t possible or practical to hold a meeting.

Interested?  Then please get in touch. Click on the REGISTER YOUR INTEREST button, fill in your contact details and Felicia will contact you for an informal chat. 

Skills

You don't need to have been a chair before or been on a charity board. We are a small charity and there are plenty of free resources available to help plug knowledge gaps.

We are looking for people who have:

  • Experience of leading a small team. 
  • Drive and energy and appetite for getting things done. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • An ability to think strategically and convert strategy into action. 
  • A belief that all children deserve the best possible start in life. 


Benefits

By joining our board you will have the chance to:

  • make a positive difference to the life chances of disadvantaged, local children - including those whose wellbeing has been affected by the COVID-19 lockdown. 
  • contribute to the growth and development of a young charity. 
  • meet new people and be part of a postive, committed team. 
  • Gain valuable personal development experience.

When do I need to be available?

Details The time commitment is between 10-15 hours a month and there is considerable flexibility enabling you to fit the role around your other commitments.
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  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
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  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training