Volunteering

Chairperson for Work Stress Solutions

Location: Epsom, Surrey

Date Posted: 19/12/2019

Closing Date: 17/03/2020

Job description

Work Stress Solutions (WSS) is based in Epsom, operating in the Surrey Area, Surrey. It is funded entirely by grants and donations. Its purpose is to assist people who are vulnerable through health problems, social isolation and low confidence to retain or gain employment, education or voluntary work and to encourage people to thrive within the local community.

Role Description

  • Leading the Trustee Board and the organisation to enable it to fulfil its purpose, adhere to the Charity Commission code of conduct as a Trustee and adhere to the WSS Policies and Procedures.
  • Ensuring that the Trustees fulfil their designated responsibilities.
  • To ensure an effective relationship between the board and the self – employed staff/volunteers o the board and the external stakeholders/community.
  • Acting as a spokesperson and figurehead as appropriate.
  • To provide overall supervision and support to the self-employed staff, Trustees and Volunteers and to delegate appropriately.

Specific respnsibilities

Plan and prepare the board meetings and the AGM with others as appropriate.

Chair Trustee Board meetings ensuring:

  • A balance is struck between time-keeping and space for discussions.
  • Business is dealt with and decisions made.
  • Decisions, actions and deliberations are adequately minuted.
  • The implementation of decisions is clearly assigned and monitored.
  • Ensure adequate support and supervision arrangements are made for the WSS Co-Ordinator and any other self- employed staff/volunteers directly managed or reporting to the committee.
  • Ensure that a successor is found before the term of office finishes.

Qualities:

• The ability, energy and experience to lead the organisation

• Possesses tact, diplomacy and powers of persuasion.

• Possesses relevant knowledge

• Relevant skills to run a meeting well.

Requirements

• Over 18 years of age

• Not disqualified under the rules of the Charities Act (i.e. an unspent conviction; disqualified as a company Director; declared bankrupt or undergoing bankruptcy procedures)

• In possession of, or able to acquire clearance by Enhanced DBS disclosure.

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