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Chair of Trustees vacancy
20 March 2012
Action for Children works with the most vulnerable and
neglected children and young people across the UK and has done so
for over 140 years.
We have a vision of a world where all children and young people
have a sense of belonging, and are loved and valued - a world where
they can fulfil their potential, shape their destiny and experience
the joy of life.
We work in local communities with 50,000 children and young people
through 480 children's projects across the UK.
Our 6,500 staff and 1,700 regular volunteers are at the forefront
of delivering excellent services and last year our income was
It is an exciting and challenging time for us and we are
looking for an exceptional individual who will follow the
outstanding leadership of our current Chair, Pamela Chesters, who
will stand down in August 2012.
The Chair of Action for Children has a pivotal role in ensuring
that we continue to stay true to our mission, particularly at a
time when there are severe funding constraints. Working with
Trustees to take an overview of the strategic direction and with
the Chief Executive, the Chair is key in ensuring that we innovate
and provide quality services to those who need us most. Ensuring
the safeguarding of children is at the heart of what we do.
We want to hear from individuals who have worked at Board level,
are demonstrably successful in their own field and who will be able
to understand the challenges we face and so provide strategic
leadership for Council (our trustee board) and the Executive.
How to apply
If you would like to be part of our future and would relish the
opportunity to lead us through the next phase of our development,
please refer to the website of our employment agency advisors,
Saxton Bampfylde Ltd, at www.saxbam.com/jobs using
Alternatively, email UAAAA@saxbam.com or telephone
+44 (0)20 7227 0890 (during office hours).
Applications will close at midday on Tuesday 10th April