West Midlands , Blackpole, Worcester
Not remunerated
07/07/23 at 23:59

Thank you for your interest in becoming the next Chair of YSS and playing a leading role in our mission to help people who are facing difficulties during periods of transition in life, through the provision of practical and local community support.

YSS is a charity which enables people who face significant life challenges to feel safe, have the opportunity to thrive in their community and to realise their potential. Established in 1986, we work with approximately 2000 people across Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin and currently have a paid staff body of 48 and an annual income of £1.3m. Our services span the criminal justice system, children’s services and social care and we are funded by a variety of sources, including statutory contracts, charitable trusts, and generous private donors. We are often described as the ‘glue’ between those at risk of social isolation and the wider community.

In our new Chair, we are looking for someone with leadership experience and board level credentials who can help us strengthen and deepen our reach with stakeholders, communities and funders. Ideally you will have some professional experience within the third sector or a personal connection with what we do. However, wherever you are now, you will recognise how significant our organisation is within our community and will share our desire to further strengthen our impact and ensure we continue to be a sustainable provider of services to people with complex needs.

You will be a confident and positive leader and ambassador on our behalf with the strategic acumen and emotional intelligence to promote our work and vision and support our Managing Director and leadership team.

For more information, please view the candidate pack below.

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Indicative timetable:

Closing date for applications: Friday 7 July 2023
Final Interviews: Friday 21 July 2023

For a confidential discussion about the role please contact our retained consultants at Faerfield:

Rachel Tucker
T: 07495 496886

To apply for this job please submit your CV and a Supporting Statement (no more than four sides of A4) to quoting: ‘Vacancy: Chair, Reference: A000351’.

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