Chair Person

Green Tides

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This role is an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about communities and the natural environment.  It is a pivotal role for Green Tides, as the Chair acts as the lead to link up existing groups with other organisations which are able to support or offer opportunities to the groups, e.g. volunteers, funding, training, conservation expertise and IT expertise. 

The Chair arranges our Green Tides’ forum meetings every 2 months, with the venue alternating between Adur and Worthing and chairs the meetings. 

Full support would be offered to the person successful in getting this role, from both our existing Chair person, Michelle Furtado and our current committee members and also Green Tides’ partner, TCV Growing Communities. 

The shadow period is anticipated to be an extended period over 2020, giving the successful person ample time and support to be able to take over the Chair role when it becomes vacant. 

Michelle anticipates that she will be leaving as Chair at some point in the near future.


We need someone who is able to work with and co-ordinate a diverse group of community groups with a range of skills and areas of interest.  

The person would need to have a collaborative and inclusive approach - able to hear differing points of view and to facilitate agreements that best meet the needs of Green Tides.

The ideal person would have a strong interest in both greenspaces and communities and a real desire to build stronger links and connections between our 40 or so vibrant community groups and Adur & Worthing councils, local businesses and other relevant organisations.

These skills and experience may have come from either personal interests and hobbies, work or voluntary experience.

Most important is enthusiasm, a 'can do' attitude and a desire to get stuck in and to make a difference!


A great opportunity to really be linked in with local communities and the amazing diversity of voluntary activity that takes place across the whole of Adur and Worthing. 

It's a real opportunity to learn, grow and to develop opportunities locally that really make a difference to Adur and Worthing's greenspaces and the volunteers who help to enhance and look after them.

The community groups we support are a great fun and positive bunch of people to be involved with and Green Tides' meetings are positive, inspiring and uplifting!

Practical Considerations

When do I need to be available?

Details Green Tides meetings are bi-monthly and are held on Tuesday evenings, 7 to 9pm so the successful person would need to be able to be available for these times. The venue alternates between a Worthing venue (often the Gordon room near the Town Hall) and an Adur venue (usually the Shoreham Centre).
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  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
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  • Training