Chair

  • VO85035
  • Board/trustee role


Description

SMART Denny is a small grassroots charity, which aims to reduce energy use and tackle fuel poverty in the district of Denny & Dunipace. We do this through raising awareness, and educating and empowering local families, individuals and households to make informed choices.

The Chair will provide leadership to the Board of Trustees and oversee the governance and operation of the charity.

Tasks include:

• Chairing quarterly board meetings (usually in the evening or at weekends) and AGM, which normally last around 2 hours.
• Providing a report on the activities of the charity at the AGM.
• Chairing members’ meetings
• Contributing to setting the vision and overall strategic direction of the charity.
• Overseeing the development and delivery of the charity’s overall aims, including monitoring and evaluation and reviewing progress against agreed activities and outcomes.
• Ensuring the charity complies with its governing documents.
• Ensuring the board focusses on its key tasks and regularly assess and reviews its performance.
• Overseeing the recruitment, induction and development of new Trustees.
• Ensuring a commitment to equalities throughout policy and practice.

Organisation aims and objectives

We are interested in how decisions of the future are created in past and present opportunities, especially those traditionally without voice. This includes exploring: · Democratic decision making · Young peoples’ imagined futures · Place-making in post-industrial communities’ cities · Carbon outputs and environmental concerns · Expanding environmental awareness by framing environmental problems at a level at which individuals have a personal, lived experience of the natural world – Drawing in wider expertise, schools, and other local groups. Our long-term future hopes are that we find ways of developing sustainable local energy generation in the community.

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Meeting usually take place in the evening or weekends, out with this tasks can be completed flexibly around the volunteer's other commitments.

Restrictions

Experience required: Skills & experience: A strategic thinker with good communication and leadership skills. An understanding of the voluntary sector and charity governance. Personal qualities: Passionate about the environment, enthusiastic and positive in attitude, willing to learn, proactive and able to work independently, able to bring out the best in people, tactful and diplomatic.
Travel details: Home-based with monthly/regular meetings in Denny

Support

Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 2 months ago

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