Connecting and Strengthening the VCSE Sector

Are you the exceptional leader we need to drive forward our ambitious and vital vision? Applications open to become Alliance Independent Chair

Worcestershire VCSE Alliance is welcoming applications for an Independent Chair to drive forward our ambitious and vital vision.

The Alliance is looking for an exceptional leader to become its Independent Chair who:

  • Is passionate about driving positive change within the voluntary, community, and social enterprise (VCSE) sector.
  • Is an inspiring and generous systems leader who has an inclusive and collaborative approach.
  • Is highly strategic and able to create an environment where all voices are heard and individuals can contribute effectively, ensuring a diversity of views and perspectives are considered.
  • A dynamic individual who possesses strong persuasion, influencing, and negotiation skills, deep understanding of the importance of improving health and/or wellbeing outcomes within the community and will be driven by their knowledge that the VCSE sector is uniquely placed to address inequalities at a community level.
  • Is not closely affiliated with a Worcestershire based not-for-profit organisation* (ie a Charity Trustee or Social Enterprise Director).

If this describes your approach to leadership, we invite you to consider this opportunity to become the Independent Chair of Worcestershire VCSE Alliance.

*If you are an existing trustee/director and would like to submit an expression of interest, please do so on the basis that you would be willing to step down from this position if appointed.

Overview of the Role

As the Independent Chair, you will play a pivotal role in working closely with the VCSE Strategic Lead and key stakeholders to lead the Alliance through an exciting phase of transition from phase 1 to phase 2 of its work.

A key part of the role is to work with the VCSE Strategic Lead to ensure the Alliance Board and Forum work effectively with VCSE organisations embedding work within the Worcestershire Integrated Care System (ICS).

This is a unique opportunity for an experienced leader to make a significant impact within the VCSE sector and contribute to the advancement of our collective goals. If you are ready to take on this rewarding challenge and lead Worcestershire VCSE Alliance to achieve its strategic goals, we encourage you to apply and join us in shaping a resilient future for our sector and the communities it serves.

Honorarium | £500 per month for an initial period of 12 months

Hours | 2 days a month

Location | Hybrid, with face-to-face meetings taking place across Worcestershire

Responsible to | Members of Worcestershire VCSE Alliance Board

Closing Date | 12th April 2024. Interviews will take place w/c 22nd April.

How to apply

Please submit a cover letter of no more than 1000 words and a CV to esther@worcsalliance.org by12th April.

For more information about the role or an informal discussion, please email Esther Passingham VCSE Strategic Lead esther@worcsalliance.org

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