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Chair of the Board of Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Musselburgh (On site)
  • Closing 6th May 2024

  • Advertised from 8th April 2024


Principal Responsibilities

The Chair will hold the Board and Executive Team to account for the Charity’s mission and vision, providing strong leadership to the Board of Trustees to ensure that the Board functions as a unit, and that each trustee fulfils their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the charity.

The Chair will develop and maintain a supportive and constructive relationship with the Chief Executive, working together to provide a clear strategic direction for the Charity, regularly reviewing and mitigating risk and ensuring financial accountability.

The Chair will act as an ambassador for and representative of the charity when required.

Personal Qualities

• Strong leadership and relationship building skills

• Demonstrate tact and diplomacy, with the ability to listen and engage effectively

• Strong networking capabilities that can be utilised for the benefit of the Charity


• Experience of strategic leadership

• Experience of charity governance and/or as part of a Board of Trustees, including familiarity with chairing meetings

• Financial management expertise

• Broad knowledge of the mental health sector

Application notes

A full role description or further information can be found by contacting: Paul Hutchinson, Interim CEO at Changes on the following email address; or

Tel: 0131 653 3977