Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for Disabled People
Unremunerated with expenses covered

Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People (QEF) is a national disability charity based in Surrey, with over 85 years’ experience of providing innovative services that support disabled people of all ages to increase their independence and live the life they choose. We work with children and adults with physical and learning disabilities or adults with acquired brain injuries. Whether it’s developing life skills to live as independently as possible, neuro rehabilitation to rebuild a life after a brain injury, learning to drive a specially adapted car or loaning mini powered wheelchairs to young children without independent mobility. Our teams provide expert advice and life-changing services that enable almost 10,000 disabled children and adults a year to develop key life skills, increase mobility and maximise their independence.


We are a collaborative and creative Board, outcomes focused and committed to our charity. As we develop our strategy, and look to our future we are looking to a new Chair, equally dedicated to our purpose, to provide clear leadership as we navigate the challenges ahead. 

You need not have been a Chair before. However, you will be an experienced change leader with valuable insight and wisdom. Your financial and commercial acumen will be invaluable as we explore our future together and you will be unfazed by taking tough decisions. We are a people first organisation and therefore your emotional intelligence and ability to engage and inspire our people through uncertainty will be key. We will be looking to you to provide support and guidance to our Chief Executive, and you will harness the enormous talents of the Board behind our mission ensuring robust governance as we move forward.  

We are all excited by what the future may hold for QEF and are looking forward to welcoming a new Chair to our Board. If you share this excitement and possibility we would love to hear from you.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.