Volunteering

Independent People Committee Member for Parkinson’s UK

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 22/01/2020

Closing Date: 16/02/2020

Job description

Imagine not being able to move, sleep, or smile. Feeling anxious or depressed and struggling to think or remember. Your body not feeling like your own. This is what Parkinson’s can feel like.

Your mum, son or friend. Anyone can get Parkinson’s, young or old. Every hour, two people in the UK are told they have Parkinson’s – a progressive neurological condition. It causes problems in the brain and gets worse over time. Currently there is no cure.

We’re close to major breakthroughs. Funding the right research into the most promising treatments, we get closer to a cure every day.

Until then, we’re here for everyone affected by Parkinson’s. Fighting for fair treatment and better services.

We are Parkinson’s UK. Powered by people. Together we’ll find a cure. Join us.

As we embark on our new 2020 – 24 strategy, we know that one of our key assets in achieving our strategic objectives is our 425 staff and nearly 4,000 volunteers. Recognising this, the Board has decided to broaden the remit of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee, transforming it into a People Committee. The People Committee will play an integral role in helping our Board and executive team ensure we live our value of being ‘people-first’, as well as supporting good governance in relation to people matters.

About the role

The People Committee is responsible for keeping under review the ongoing succession of the board and its committees, and oversight and guidance on our People Strategy with respect to both our staff and volunteers, including our organisational culture, equality, diversity and inclusion.

As a committee member, you will:

  • Review the structure, size, composition, succession, performance and diversity of the board and its committees
  • Oversee a recruitment, induction, development and evaluation framework for trustees and committee members
  • Review and provide strategy guidance on the People Strategy, with particular reference to leadership and management, culture, knowledge and skills development, performance management and recognition and reward
  • Oversee a framework for senior appointments and succession planning
  • Review remuneration policies and supporting framework
  • Provide oversight for recruitment, induction and support of volunteers

What you’ll bring

To complement our collective skillset we are looking to appoint Independent People Committee Members with extensive strategic experience and knowledge of HR and Organisational Development.

The ideal candidate will have skills/knowledge/experience in one or more of the following:

  • Have a modern, people-centric mindset to the strategic leadership of staff and volunteers
  • Be a champion for modern, people-first approaches to organisational development and change
  • Have knowledge of equality, diversity and inclusion policies and practices
  • Have an understanding of employment legislation and best practice
  • Experience of charity governance frameworks and structures
  • Have strong interpersonal and relationship building abilities and the ability to work effectively as a member of a diverse team
  • Be committed to the seven Nolan Principles of public life

This is an exciting time for Parkinson’s UK to find out more about the organisation, please visit our website.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: 16/02/2020

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