Vacancy: Chair of the Board of Trustees

Role title: Chair of the Board of Trustees

Remuneration: The role of the Chair is voluntary, although expenses for travel etc may be claimed

Location: The Brain Charity, Norton Street, Liverpool, L3 8LR

Time commitment: Equivalent of approximately 2-4 days per month throughout the year (see below)

Role reports to: The Board of Trustees

Background to The Brain Charity

Life for any of us can change in an instant. Experiencing a road traffic accident, a major stroke or being diagnosed with dementia can happen completely unexpectedly and can change our lives forever.

There are hundreds of different neurological conditions including stroke, brain tumour, brain injury, Alzheimer’s and many rarer ones too.

The Brain Charity offers emotional support, practical help and social activities to anyone with a neurological condition and to their family, friends and carers.

Purpose of the role

The Brain Charity is seeking a dedicated and experienced individual to provide inclusive leadership as the Chair of the Board of Trustees.

This pivotal role involves supporting and challenging the Chief Executive, leading the Board to function cohesively, and serving as an ambassador and public face of the Charity.

The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to our mission, significant leadership experience, and excellent communication skills.

This is a unique opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals with neurological conditions and their families.

Join us in championing neurodiversity and advocating for change. For more information, please see the full job description.

Application information

We are an award-winning charity and have received The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest accolade given by the Crown to third sector organisations.

If you are passionate about our cause and would like to become part of a vibrant and diverse team, we would love to hear from you.

The Brain Charity prides itself on being an open and diverse place to work and we openly encourage those from minority groups to apply.

To apply, please submit a CV, cover letter (outlining your suitability and motivation for applying) and equal opportunities monitoring form (available in the downloadable application pack).

Closing Date: 5pm, Friday 2 August 2024.

Interviews for shortlisted applicants will take place early-mid September 2024, with an opportunity for the successful candidate to observe the current Board at its quarterly meeting in October 2024. Date for formal adoption of the post will be agreed by the Board of Trustees thereafter.

Please e-mail  or ring 0151 298 2999 if you have any questions. An informal conversation, or an opportunity to visit The Charity with the current Chair, another Trustee or the Chief Executive can be arranged.

Appointment will be subject to satisfactory completion of an enhanced DBS Check.