Chair and Trustees
Alternative Futures GroupJob of the Week
Location: North West
Salary: Chair – £15,000 p.a.
Trustees – unremunerated with reasonable travel expenses.
Alternative Futures Group is one of the largest not-for-profit Health and Social Care charities in the North West and has been changing lives, creating independence and achieving great outcomes for the brilliant people we support for over 28 years. Operating as a Trading Charity, our income is solely derived from locally commissioned services which are funded either by Local Authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups or by Individual Direct Payments.
With an annual turnover of over £60m, we employ 2,000+ staff who proudly support more than 1,000 people with a range of learning disabilities and mental health issues.
Our support provision is delivered by our amazing workforce combined with the latest digital technology. This enables us to take a personalised approach with our service tailored to meet the specific needs of each and every individual we support.
To lead our organisation, we are seeking a dynamic, experienced Chair with significant successful experience of building effective networks, relationships and partnerships to further our organisational objectives, whilst maintaining our strong reputation with our regulators and commissioners.
Our Chair will bring considerable successful experience as a trustee or non-executive Board member, and substantial recent experience at senior level in a similarly complex organisation.
We are particularly keen on attracting those with substantial commercial acumen, to add to the diversity of experience on the Board. It is essential that our new Chair brings experience of considerable organisational transformation and growth, and a balance of people-centred, value-led and commercially focused business experience.
The time commitment for the role is circa three days per month and there is a remuneration of up to £15,000 per annum, depending on candidate experience, suitability, and availability.
We are seeking people with a fundamental alignment to our charitable purpose and mission. With exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, you will bring sound judgement, the ability to think strategically and offer constructive challenge and debate to the Board and senior officers.
While new Trustees do not necessarily need to have held previous non-executive roles, they will be able to demonstrate a successful track record in wide reaching senior leadership positions.
Specifically, to complement the strengths of our existing team, we are looking to appoint two Trustees with experience at a strategic level in one of the following areas:
• Clinical Mental Health experience, ideally including commissioning.
• Senior Public Sector, Social Care or Commissioning experience, previous experience of young people in transition would also be welcomed.
In order to help drive our organisation forwards whilst maintaining our strong reputation with our regulators and commissioners we are ideally looking for new Trustees with a strong profile and connections to networks across the North West, and the ability to promote and boost awareness of Alternative Futures Group and our philosophy.
Time commitment of circa one day per month. In addition to board meetings, each Trustee will have membership of one subcommittee.
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Closing date: 9am, Monday 31st May 2021
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