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Volunteer Chair of Trustees

The Magpie Project


Posted over 30 days ago...

We are looking for a new Chair of Trustees to support our Board make strategic decisions for the benefit of the families the Magpie Project helps every day.


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London, E7 9DE

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Role Summary

Provide leadership and direction to the Board of Trustees that enable the Board to fulfil their responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of The Magpie Project. Ensure that The Magpie Project pursues its objects as defined in its governing document, charity law, and other relevant legislation/applicable regulations. Work with the Board of Trustees to support the staff and volunteers, and mums’ steering committee, to ensure the Magpie Project adheres to its core values of coproduction, compassion, and trauma-informed work. Lead by example to enable the Board of Trustees to practice collaborative, informed, carefully considered, strategic decision making. Embody our commitment to active anti-racist, trauma-informed, child-centred, relationship-based working with women and children experiencing multiple disadvantages.

A full list of responsibilities can be found in the candidate pack attached.

What are we looking for?

Who we are looking for

Previous experience on the Board of a UK charity (essential). Knowledge of UK charity governance (essential). Fluent in written and spoken English (essential). Previous experience as Chair of a charity Board of Trustees (desirable).

We are keen to hear from those whose background and experience resonates with that of the women we support; applicants from a West African, Middle Eastern, Albanian heritage and those with experience of forced migration or homelessness.

What difference will you make?

This is a wonderful opportunity for a charismatic leader to bring their charity experience and leadership skills to support the Board and the leadership team to ensure our organisation can continue meeting the increasing demand for our services.


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