Chair of Board of Trustees

  • Job Reference: 00000524-1
  • Date posted: 17 December 2021
  • Recruiter: Trinity Fields Trust
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Children & Young People
  • Job type: Trustee
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job description

Our Current Board Chair, Virginia Priest, is stepping down having successfully overseen a period of unprecedented change in the ownership and operations of the fields. We seek a new Chair who can guide the Charity in the development of a revised strategy, encompassing the work already done to support it coupled with their own ideas and thoughts.

Overall purpose of the role

The Chair and General Manager in a voluntary organisation are the top team who need to have a shared vision and shared objectives. The Chair provides strategic direction, guidance and support to the General Manager, who is responsible for advising the Board and for the day-to-day running of the organisation.


  • Provide purposeful leadership and strategic direction
  • Be a constructive partner to the General Manager
  • Develop a highly effective Board team
  • Facilitate and sustain good governance
  • Influence and collaborate with stakeholders

Person Specification

The successful candidate will ideally be somebody who has some or all the following criteria around experience, professional expertise and qualities:

  • Charity Board experience with a good understanding of charity governance and social purpose underpinning organisational strategy
  • Long-term experience in a senior role involving strategy development and implementation and people management (welcome candidates from all sectors),
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to represent the organisation with assurance and gravitas,
  • Strong interpersonal skills (tactful, diplomatic, persuasive and fair) to facilitate honest and open discussion and handle contentious issues
  • Personally motivated to make a positive difference to the underprivileged local communities of Wandsworth and Lambeth
  • Ability to engage and collaborate effectively with people at all levels, from different backgrounds and organisations
  • Ability to commit time to conduct the role well
  • Broad understanding of charity finance, policy and legislation
  • Strong connections within the Wandsworth and Lambeth community
  • Knowledge/experience of engaging deprived communities in sports and other community activities
  • Experience in the field of fundraising and grants with sports bodies
  • Good understanding of social deprivation and poverty in Wandsworth and Lambeth 

How to apply

For more detailed information and instructions for applying, please contact Eastside Primetimers who are looking after the recruitment for this position. 

Trinity Fields Trust is committed to equality of opportunity. We are keen to address the lack of diversity of our Board, to ensure that we reflect the full breadth of the people we aim to support. The Board believes that effective leadership and good decision-making is enabled through a diverse board membership, a culture of listening to, and acting on, diverse perspectives and, having board behaviours that embody respect, openness and constructive challenge. 

We warmly welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

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