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Volunteer Chair of Trustees to bring strategic leadership to The Squad Club

The Squad Club


Posted over 30 days ago...

Are you enthusiastic, committed and looking for a new challenge? Can you provide strategic leadership & create a collaborative culture as Chair for a Wimbledon based charity in an exciting time of renewal and growth?


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London, SW19 1JN

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Our trustees come from diverse backgrounds and meet every 6 weeks to ensure the smooth-running of The Squad. As Chair of Trustees of The Squad, the commitment and energy which you contribute will make a direct and tangible difference to the charity and everyone it helps to support. Our club is split into two age groups 14 - 25 years (our Juniors Club) and 25 years+ (our Vets Club). What are we looking for?

A motivated individual with leadership experience who would like to use their professional or other experience to lead our Board and the development of an ambitious long term growth strategy for a local charity. An individual with the confidence to lead and provide strategic guidance to a diverse Board from a variety of backgrounds and professions We particularly welcome applicants based in or around the Wimbledon area, who are able to help The Squad to build connections within the local community and are able to attend and support occasional club nights. An individual who communicates effectively, bringing tact, diplomacy, and an inclusive leadership style to the role Someone with experience of working on a committee or Board, who can be a driving force for action in the charity As our current Board is geographically dispersed, applicants should be comfortable working in a remote team and communicating via Zoom, email and telephone.

Further information

You will occasionally support club nights and work directly with our leaders, volunteers and members.  Depending on your experience and interest, you will work with other board members and club leaders on specific fundraising, strategic or operational projects.   The Squad club itself is based in South Wimbledon, but we ask trustees to attend board meetings every 6 weeks on Zoom and to attend Thursday evening clubs 2 - 3 times per year. 

What are we looking for?


Strategic vision  Leadership skills  Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort  Good, independent judgment Sound understanding of financial information  Ability to think creatively  Willingness to speak their mind  Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of Trusteeship  Ability to work effectively as a member of a team  Experience of committee work  Tact and diplomacy  Good communication and interpersonal skills  Impartiality, fairness and the ability to respect confidences


Previous experience as a Trustee Understanding/working knowledge of learning disability

Experience of working in the third sector/understanding of the needs and issues faced by a small charity Willingness to attend both clubs on as required basis to forge better understanding of the organisation. 

What difference will you make?

You will make a huge difference. We are a small and hyper local charity doing amazing things with our more-than-amazing members. The Chair of Trustees is a key leadership role to drive forward the charity's ambitious and exciting plans around renewal and growth as we shift up a gear from our post-Pandemic recovery, looking ahead to the future. Not only will you steer the Board to ensure the charity is thriving financially and governed appropriately, you will also be harnessing the skills and experience of our enthusiastic and experienced Board and volunteers to support our members and to continue the organisation's thirty year legacy. Your work will help us achieve our vision of creating a member-first community that provides empowering social opportunities to enable adults and young people with learning disabilities to live their lives, be included, to have their voice heard and make their own choices.


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