• Job Reference: 00000529-1
  • Date posted: 12 January 2022
  • Recruiter: Oxford HR
  • Location: London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Corporate, Donor Relations & Stewardship
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job description

Chair Chartered Institute of Fundraising

The Chartered Institute of Fundraising is the professional membership body for UK fundraising. We champion our members’ excellence in fundraising. We support fundraisers through professional development and education. We connect fundraisers across all sectors and skill sets to share and learn with each other. We do this so that together we can best serve our causes and communities both now and in the future.

We are seeking a Chairperson with a strong and visible passion to represent fundraisers, the Institute and support its strategic objectives.  With experience of operating successfully at a senior strategic leadership level and strong inter-personal, networking and relationship building abilities, the appointed person will be comfortable in a senior ambassadorial role liaising with government and external stakeholders.

The Chairperson will represent the Institute in the media, the wider charitable sector and understand the current issues affecting the sector. Able to lead with confidence and credibility, with a clear understanding of charity governance and confidence in leading meetings and events. The role will include travel and attendance of occasional out of hours events.

The ideal individual will have previous Trustee or Board level experience and be able to evidence experience of change management, both cultural change and engagement. We are keen that this person will be able to bring lived experience within the spectrum of diversity.

The key priorities in this leadership position are of leading the Board to galvanise the Institute’s purpose and direction; ensuring the Chartered Institute truly represents its members; fostering trusted relationships with the fundraising community; supporting effective leadership and cultural change; recognising crucial volunteer contributions; and listening to and advocating for fundraising across the UK nations.

Time Commitment:

  • Four Board meetings per year plus attendance at our Annual General Meeting (AGM),annual awayday/strategy day and our Fundraising Convention.
  • In addition to chairing the main Board meetings, the Chair may attend sub- committees, which all meet quarterly.
  • Additionally, the Chair is also expected to have regular meetings with the Chief Executive and also represent the Institute at various events and meetings with key internal and external stakeholders.

Please download the Appointment brief to find out more about this role.

How to apply

All correspondence, at this stage, should be via Oxford HR.

To apply for this post, click on the 'Apply for this job now' button. You will be redirected to Oxford HR's website to complete their online application form. Applications should be made by CV and cover letter. The cover letter should be no more than two pages long and explain why you are interested in this post and how your skills and experience make you a good fit. 

If you have any queries on any aspect of the appointment process, need additional information, or would like to have an informal discussion, please email Oxford HR in the first instance.

Closing date for applications is on 31 January 2022.

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