Chair

Changing Faces
Virtual committee meetings
Voluntary basis with expenses reimbursed
Hackney

People with visible differences can often face challenges being accepted in different areas of their lives – from school through to relationships and the workplace. We know that people with visible differences are vulnerable to isolation, loneliness, social anxiety, and low self-esteem. In the UK today, 49% of adults with visible differences have experienced hostile behaviour and almost half of young people who have a visible difference have been bullied at school. Changing Faces is here for everyone with a scar, mark or condition on their face or body. We provide life-changing mental health, wellbeing and skin camouflage services. And we work to transform understanding and acceptance of visible difference, and campaign to reduce prejudice and discrimination.

THE ROLE

We are now seeking a new Chair who will lead our Board of Trustees to support our executive to deliver these goals effectively. You will be able to ensure robust and effective governance of the charity and ensure that Trustees fulfil their duties and responsibilities. 

Most of all we are looking for someone who cares deeply about what we do and the people we serve and will be driven, as we are, to radically change people’s lives for the better.

We have a strong Board with a wide range of skills and experience, including lived experience of visible difference. We have recently completed a skills audit to assist us in developing our Board recruitment strategy in the coming years and are looking to our incoming Chair to shape our Board moving forward.

Although we continue to be successful in terms of our activity and impact, like many charities, we face an increasing a challenge to generate the income we need due to the difficulty and competitiveness of the fundraising and general economic climate. However, we remain committed to our strategic goals, prioritising our work to make the biggest impact we can. We are looking for a Chair who will contribute to our fundraising strategic thinking and planning, supporting this through their work as an active and influential ambassador for Changing Faces.

INFORMATION

Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.

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How to apply

To make an application, please click on the apply now button below, with the following prepared:

  • Your CV (no more than three sides).
  • A supporting statement (no more than two sides) that sets out why you think this role is the right move for you and how you meet the knowledge and experience criteria. 

 

Closing date
Monday 24th June 2024

Initial conversations with Starfish
w/c 8th July 2024

Interviews with Changing Faces
w/c 29th July 2024*

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