Suicide Prevention & Intervention (also known as SPIIOW) is looking for a new chairperson to take seat from April 2020.
Due to family circumstances our current chair will be standing down in April, we are looking for someone to fill this very rewarding role as the chair. Below is some (not limited to) general duties and the person specification we are looking for.
This is a really rewarding role within SPI knowing what yourself and the board members put in place with SPI does really help people in our Island community.
In addition to the general responsibilities of a trustee, duties of the chair include the following.
- Providing leadership to the organisation and the board by ensuring that everyone remains focused on the delivery of the organisation’s charitable purposes in order to provide greater public benefit
- Chairing and facilitating board meetings
- Giving direction to board policy-making
- Checking that decisions taken at meetings are implemented
- Representing the organisation at functions and meetings, and acting as a spokesperson as appropriate
- Bringing impartiality and objectivity to decision-making
In addition to the person specification for a trustee, the chair should have the following qualities.
- Leadership skills
- Experience of committee work
- Tact and diplomacy
- Good communication and interpersonal skills
- Impartiality, fairness and the ability to respect confidences.
In most circumstances, it would also be desirable for the chair/vice-chair to have knowledge of the type of work undertaken by the organisation and a wider involvement with the voluntary sector and other networks.
If you would like to express an interest and apply for this role please do so no later than FRIDAY 28th FEBRUARY BY 5PM.
Friday 28th Feb – Expression of interest and Application Forms to be submitted (no later than 5pm)
Wednesday 25th March – Interviews
Monday 27th April – New chair to take seat