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New Chair Of Trustees

Community Action Suffolk, CAS is the county’s leading infrastructure organisation for the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector.  CAS are currently seeking a Chair of the Trustee Board from September who can lead the organisation to build on the great work that has been achieved over the last few years.

The role

The Chair will hold the Board and Executive Team to account for the Charity’s mission and vision, providing inclusive leadership to the Board of Trustees, ensuring that each trustee fulfils their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the charity. The Chair will also support, and, where appropriate, challenge the Chief Executive and ensure that the Board functions as a unit and works closely with the entire Executive of the charity to achieve the agreed objectives. He or she will act as an ambassador of the charity and will play an important role in managing relationships with key stakeholders.

Role Description Document

The person

We are seeking an experienced chair who shares our vision and has a proven ability in strong leadership and organisational governance. They will be someone who will work collegiately with our trustees and in partnership with our Chief Executive, ensuring strong accountability to the board as a whole.


Like most not-for-profit board roles this position is unremunerated, however expenses can be claimed where appropriate.

If you would like an informal and confidential discussion about the role, please contact [email protected] to arrange a conversation with a trustee or Chief Executive.

How to apply

To apply, please provide the following via email to [email protected]:

  • A comprehensive CV including details of two referees.
  • A supporting statement, explaining how you believe your skills and experience match the requirements of the role description and person specification.

Closing date for applications will be 9am 31st July 2019

Interviews will be arranged  during August