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Volunteer Chair of board of trustees

Clothing Collective


Posted over 30 days ago...

This is an exciting opportunity for a chair person to support Clothing Collective, a charity which provides clothes to people in need from the stocks of clothing held at charity shops. 


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London, SW11 5TN

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

As Chair, you will support Strategic Leadership

Lead the Charity and its Board to maximise impact for beneficiaries. Monitor Trustees' performance in governance and strategic direction. Manage risk and financial health for the Charity.


Optimise governance structures. Enhance Board knowledge and capabilities. Address conflicts, appraise performance, and refresh the Board. Comply with agreed policies.

External Relations

Act as an ambassador and maintain government and influencer relationships. Speak for the organisation as needed. Represent the charity externally and manage stakeholder conflicts.

Efficiency and Effectiveness

Chair Board meetings impartially and efficiently. Ensure engaged Trustees make decisions in the Charity's best interests. Foster constructive relationships among Trustees. Collaborate with the CEO for effective policymaking and implementation.

Relationship with CEO & Management

Build a strong working relationship with the CEO. Support the CEO within boundaries. Maintain open communication with the CEO. Oversee the Charity's affairs in collaboration with the CEO. Conduct CEO appraisal and professional development. Ensure CEO has professional support.

What are we looking for?

Personal Qualities

Demonstrate a strong and visible commitment to the Charity, its strategic objectives and cause Personal gravitas to lead a significant national organisation Exhibit strong inter-personal and relationship building abilities and be comfortable in an ambassadorial role 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 Ability to foster and promote a collaborative team environment Ability to commit time to conduct the role well, including travel and attending events out of office hours


Experience of being a Chair previously, including a degree of mentorship Experience of operating at a senior strategic leadership level within an organisation Successful track record of achievement through their career Experience of charity governance and working with or as part of a Board of Trustees Experience of external representation, delivering presentations and managing stakeholders Experience of change management Significant experience of chairing meetings and events

Knowledge & Skills

Knowledge and understanding of the Civil Society sector and current issues affecting it Strong leadership skills, ability to motivate staff and volunteers and bring people together Financial management expertise and a broad understanding of charity finance issues Good understanding of charity governance issues

What difference will you make?

Clothing Collective help those in most need. Recent studies show a significant increase in rough sleeping, homelessness and households in poverty in the UK, with two-thirds of children living in poverty-hit families. More than one in five of the UK population (22%) is in poverty, and whilst food banks have appeared across the UK to provide support, there are fewer options for finding everyday, affordable, and essential clothing. We help fill that gap through partnerships with organisations such as food banks and migrant support who distribute our vouchers which can then be redeemed in charity shops.   


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