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Volunteer Chair with a passion for Community Heritage/or Education

FHALMA Foundation


Posted over 30 days ago...

With education, activism, anti-racism and social justice at our roots, we wish to recruit an experienced charity chair, to inspire and advocate our vision: to promote the benefits of the heritage of the African Caribbean diaspora. 


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London, EC1R 0HB

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

At this important moment, the new chair will have a good fundraising track record and a wider involvement with the Black heritage sector. Highlights include

Lead the charity in its future developments and to help us to set and fulfil ambitious goals Provide active leadership and ensure the board operates within its charitable objectives Take an active role in governance and ensure all trustees fulfill their duties and responsibilities Chair and facilitate board meetings and encourage trustees to engage in sub-committees Protect and be a voice for the Charity Work closely with and review and monitor the activities and performance of the Chief Executive

What are we looking for?

Experience as a charity Chair or not-for-profit organisation A commitment to FHALMA’s objectives A particular interest in the heritage of the African and Caribbean diaspora sector including but not exclusively archives, publishing, community activism, schools and higher education, libraries, museums, and galleries Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of Trusteeship Strategic vision and ability to think creatively Understanding of working with volunteers and lending support and direction Good independent judgement to make decisions for the benefit of the organisation Excellent communication skills including an ability to network effectively Applies the principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

What difference will you make?

We believe that your strong advocacy, leadership skills, professional expertise, and your ability to bring in other resources, mean that you will be part of an important step change process that will help us deliver the charity’s remit. We are looking for your support to develop FHALMA's vision and strategy and to strengthen our voluntary structure, whilst helping to improve our robustness and governance, your good contacts and experience of the raising income will help us secure a more assured and innovative future.

Shape strategy Build a financial/fundraising model Inspire effective advocacy with new and strategic partners Improve FHALMA’s performance Ensure impact and accountability

This is a vital role, helping ensure we can continue our support for intergenerational audiences. As a chair you will have a real opportunity to lead with a unique skill set to help the strategic progression of the charity.  


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