Chair of the Board - Family Fund Business Services

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Melissa Baxter

Managing Partner – Charities

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We are seeking to appoint a Chair of the FFBS Board who has experience of Board oversight and governance, alongside business leadership.

§ Flexible

£ Voluntary

Reference 7687

The organisation

We are seeking to appoint a Chair of the FFBS Board who has experience of Board oversight and governance, alongside business leadership. A passion for making a positive impact on the lives of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is also essential!

The Organisation
Family Fund Business Services is the UK’s leading fulfilment and grant administration service. We work with charities, housing providers, local authorities and other organisations to make distributing practical support to people in need, efficient and hassle-free.
Established in 2013 as a social enterprise and wholly owned subsidiary of Family Fund, FFBS serves to generate additional, unrestricted funding for the charity. Every penny of profit is gifted to Family Fund and so, by partnering with FFBS, clients are helping to support even more families raising disabled or seriously ill children.
We are entering the final year of our strategy and have just appointed a new Director to lead our team. Our Chair will lead the FFBS Board as we build on the success we have already achieved as we create and deliver our new strategy, exploring new markets and opportunities. We are ambitious and we aim to continue to grow in order to deliver sustainable funding to our charity so we can continue to invest in new and existing services and provide essential support to those that need it.
You can find out more about our work and our clients on our website:

The Role
The Chair will hold the Board and Executive Team to account for delivery of the FFBS mission and vision, providing inclusive leadership to the Board of Directors, ensuring that each Director fulfils their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the trading subsidiary. The Chair will also support, and where appropriate, challenge the Executive team and ensure that the Board functions as a unit and works closely with the Board of Trustees and the Executive of the charity and trading subsidiary to achieve agreed objectives. 

Please download the Candidate Information Pack for the person specification and more information.

Time commitment: 
Four Board meetings per year. The Chair may be asked to attend a charity board meeting or Committee meeting from time to time. The Chair will also be asked to represent the trading subsidiary at various events. 

The Chair (and board members) will serve an initial three-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term.

The role of Chair is not accompanied by any financial remuneration, although expenses for travel may be claimed.

Our commitment to inclusion
Inclusion is not a new concept at Family Fund and Family Fund Business Services.
It is fundamental to who we are and why we do what we do. With the input of our staff, we have created our inclusion statement. This sets out our commitment to improve inclusion in all aspects of our work. Read more on our website here.

How to Apply
If you are passionate about joining Family Fund Business Services and believe you have the skills and experience we are looking for, please apply with the following:
•    A comprehensive CV, including your recent achievements, and the details of two referees.
•    A supporting statement addressing your motivations for applying.
•    We will also ask you to complete an Equal Opportunities monitoring form.
If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please get in touch with Melissa Baxter on: / 07789 985229

We look forward to receiving your application.

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