Job Role

Group chair

Location: North West

Salary: £20,000 per annum

Closing date: 14th March

Time commitment

One day per week;

  • To attend weekly Chairs meetings, meet with Leaders and Non-Executive Directors and attend Committee and Working Group meetings as required.
  • To attend six Board meetings per annum and two strategic away days.

Job Overview

The role of Chair of the Board is vital to bringing about positive change and fulfilling ForViva’s purpose - to improve lives.Through your strategic leadership, we’ll set the standard across the Group, helping us to continually improve and do great things that create economic value, leading to social value creation and ultimately to improve lives.

Keeping things straightforward, you’ll use your track record of innovation, creativity and expert knowledge to oversee the development of and implementation of key strategies to make a difference. We are people focused and the work you do has never been more important. By living our principles we’re able to deliver better outcomes.

Our ideal candidate will have a track record in Board Leadership and will have successfully undertaken a senior leadership role in a commercial or social organisation.

Experience and qualities

Ideally you will have the following:

  • Extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership achievements.
  • Demonstrable success as a Board Member or Board Chair.
  • Strong diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals with different skill sets and experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills coupled with natural affinity for public speaking.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of the Group’s communities.
  • Experience of regulated sectors.

Abilities

The complexities of our business mean that we need our Group Chair to be able to:

  • Have an understanding of governance in complex organisations, including how to lead, develop, and maintain a high performing Board.
  • Be involved in and leveraging organisational benefit from strong networks and networking opportunities.
  • Recognise the relationships between our different subsidiaries, both charitable/regulated and commercial, and understand the differing purposes, interdependencies, and operating contexts.
  • Be able to understand, interpret, and extrapolate conclusions from information of business-critical areas, including risk management, high level performance monitoring, finance and investment management.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continuous learning and improvement, particularly in areas that are critical to the success of the organisation.

As the Group Chair, you will be expected to encourage a culture of cooperative and constructive scrutiny and challenge, not only in a Board setting but also in informal interactions.

Operational responsibilities

There are also specific operational responsibilities that you will have, these include:

  • Providing strategic leadership and ensuring the interests of key stakeholders are appropriately reflected in strategic decision making.
  • Taking accountability for the direction and control of the organisation in collaboration with the Board and Executive Team, setting objectives, monitoring delivery and ensuring a culture of innovation and learning.
  • Ensuring a robust business assurance and risk management framework that supports compliance with all legal, statutory and regulatory obligations.
  • Ensuring best practice in the Board’s governance role, meeting the highest standards in conduct and probity and compliance with the Governance Framework.
  • Ensuring financial viability of the organisation through effective business planning, budgeting and value for money considerations.
  • Supporting, advising and appraising the Group Chief Executive.
  • Undertaking the annual appraisal for relevant Board Members.

Abilities

The complexities of our business mean that we need our Group Chair to be able to:

  • Have an understanding of governance in complex organisations, including how to lead, develop, and maintain a high performing Board.
  • Be involved in and leveraging organisational benefit from strong networks and networking opportunities.
  • Recognise the relationships between our different subsidiaries, both charitable/regulated and commercial, and understand the differing purposes, interdependencies, and operating contexts.
  • Be able to understand, interpret, and extrapolate conclusions from information of business-critical areas, including risk management, high level performance monitoring, finance and investment management.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continuous learning and improvement, particularly in areas that are critical to the success of the organisation.

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