CHAIRPERSON

LOCATION: Remote, UK
TYPE: Voluntary
TIME COMMITMENT: 3-year term, eligible for re-appointment. Must attend 4 board meetings per year. Time commitment excludes informal meetings between members and the Executive Director
REMUNERATION: Currently not accompanied by financial remuneration
DEADLINE: Open - to start immediately

THE ROLE

The Chairperson will hold the Board and the Executive Team to account for the organisation's mission and vision, providing inclusive leadership to the Board of Directors, ensuring that each member fulfils their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the organisation. The Chair will also support, and where appropriate, challenge the Executive Director and ensure that the Board functions as a unit and works closely with the entire Executive team of the organisation to achieve agreed objectives. The Chair will act as an ambassador and be expected to join delegations of special projects led by the organisation, and be the public face of the organisation in partnership with the Executive Director.

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

Candidates will ideally bring experience of working as a professional diplomat and seeking someone with the following experience:

  • Over 15 years' experience as a former diplomat
  • Highly passionate about the mission and objectives of the organisation
  • Experience leading a diverse team
  • Familiar with running board meetings with strict protocols and rules
  • Ability to attend four board meetings per year remotely
  • Minimum commitment of one term (3 years - renewed annually upon successful board performance appraisal)

HOW TO APPLY

If interested, please email info@grassrootdiplomat.org for a Board application pack before submitting your letter of interest. 

The Nomination Committee will review all applications and shortlist candidates for interviews on an ongoing basis. The successful candidate will take up their positions once the appointment has been confirmed by the Board and will be provided with an induction prior to the next Board meeting.

We look forward to hearing from you.