Chair

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Bellshill (On site)
  • Closing 4th June 2024


  • Advertised from 7th May 2024
  • 3 Years, with the possibility of reappointment.

Role

Are you ready to lead and inspire a charitable organisation dedicated to supporting the Bellshill and Mossend community? YMCA Bellshill & Mossend is seeking a visionary and committed individual to join our team as Chair of the Board.

About Us: For over a century, YMCA Bellshill & Mossend has played a pivotal role in nurturing the potential of young people, supporting families in need, and enhancing community well-being. Our programmes include youth work, community support, and operating a foodbank, all geared towards fostering a positive impact in our community.

Role Summary: The Chair will provide leadership, ensuring that our strategic objectives are met and that the board operates effectively. This pivotal role requires a blend of diplomacy, strategic foresight, and a deep commitment to the principles of community service.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the board in strategic planning and vision setting.
  • Ensure financial oversight and sustainability of the organisation.
  • Champion risk management and compliance with legal requirements.
  • Engage with stakeholders and represent YMCA at external events.

Who We Are Looking For:

  • Strong leadership qualities with the ability to inspire and motivate.
  • Experience in governance and strategic planning.
  • Commitment to our SHINE values: Safe, Honest, Inspired, Non-judgemental, and Environment-focused.
  • Excellent communication and consensus-building skills.

Time Commitment: This role demands significant commitment, including preparation for and chairing regular board meetings, strategic planning sessions, and representing the charity at external events.

This is a voluntary position; however, reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

Application notes

Please send a cover letter explaining why you are suitable for this role to our CEO, Ann-Marie McGonigal, at ann-marie@ymcabellshill.org. Letters should be no longer than two A4 pages.

Our Chair pack can be downloaded here.

For a confidential and informal discussion about the role, contact Ann-Marie McGonigal at the above email.

For more information about our organisation, visit YMCA Bellshill & Mossend.