People Matters (West Yorkshire)

Job Posted: 11 January 2022 By Next Up

People Matters is seeking a new Chair of Trustees as our current Chair is reaching the end of her term of office. Like all trustee roles this is a voluntary position.

Trustees will consider all applications as they arrive in order to make a prompt appointment and may hence close the selection process early before 31st October 21, the closing date specified on Reach Volunteering, if they make an early appointment.

The Chair of Trustees will lead the board in taking messages from members and translating these into both leading the strategic direction of the organisation and monitoring the performance of the management team. In addition the post holder will act as mentor to the chief executive and other team members. The board meets approx every 6 weeks and other post holders include a mix of professionals with relevant expertise and people with lived experience of disability.

This post holder will both provide board expertise in strategic leadership and contribute across all aspects of decision making to support development as a social enterprise.

Skills required:

A full role description is available via the advert on the People Matters website. This is an opportunity for an individual who is passionate about building the success of People Matters and its members and who also has a track record of leadership ideally including board membership.

The selected Board Chair will have achieved leadership stature in the private, public or third sector. His/her accomplishments will allow him/her to attract and retain other well-qualified, high-performing board members and involve People Matters members in decision making.


About the organisation:

People Matters is a member led charitable incorporated organisation. It creates opportunities for people with learning and other hidden disabilities who experience disadvantage to be more independent and enjoy life in the same ways as anybody else through the services it provides. These include CQC registered social care for individuals at home and in the community as well as group based activities to enable friendships, reduce isolation and build skills, health and well-being.

The organisation is particularly known for its support for young adults as they approach and then leave full time education. Whether people have an aspiration to work, volunteer, find and meet friends, find their own place to live or learn new skills the organisation seeks to promote inclusive communities for all.

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How to apply

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