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The overall role of the chair is help organise and run trustee meetings. They are responsible

for ensuring that the organisation is following correct governance and meeting its charitable


Chair of Bath Sound

In addition to the general responsibilities of a trustee, duties of the Chair include the


 Providing leadership to the organisation and the board by ensuring that everyone

remains focused on the delivery of the organisation’s charitable purposes in order to

provide greater public benefit

 Chairing and facilitating board meetings

 Giving direction to board policy-making

 Checking that decisions taken at meetings are implemented

 Representing the organisation at functions and meetings, and acting as a

spokesperson as appropriate

 Bringing impartiality and objectivity to decision-making

 Planning the annual cycle of board meetings and other general meetings where

required, for example annual general meeting

 Setting agendas for board and other general meetings

 Developing the board of trustees including induction, training, appraisal and

succession planning

 Addressing conflict within the board and within the organisation, and liaising with

the chief executive (if staff are employed) to achieve this

Where staff are employed:

 Liaising with the chief executive to keep an overview of the organisation’s affairs and

to provide support as appropriate

 Leading the process of supporting and appraising the performance of the chief


 Sitting on appointment and disciplinary panels

 The vice-chair acts for the chair when the chair is not available and undertakes

assignments at the request of the chair

Person specification

In addition to the person specification for a trustee, the treasurer should have the following


 Leadership skills

 Experience of committee work

 Tact and diplomacy

 Good communication and interpersonal skills

 Impartiality, fairness and the ability to respect confidences.

In most circumstances, it would also be desirable for the chair/vice-chair to have knowledge

of the type of work undertaken by the organisation and a wider involvement with the

voluntary sector and other networks.

For more information, and to apply for the role, please email Ollie Lewis:

Chair of Board



5-10 hours a week

Contract Type:



Close Date:

Monday, 24 June 2024

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