Benefits of Being the Chair of a Charity

Dr Rosaria Gracia's 'Rise and Shine' classes at The Dance Space

Contributing to a great cause        

Being the Chair of a charity is arguably one of the most powerful ways in which you can contribute to your local community or to a cause you really care about. As a Chair, you play an integral part in the good governance of a charity, not only ensuring that the organisation remains viable and sustainable but ensuring that it adheres closely to its mission and works in the interests of its beneficiaries.           

 

Enhanced strategic experience 

As a Chair, you are likely to already have experience as a Trustee. The strategic oversight required of the Chair gives you the opportunity to develop and hone your critical thinking, problem-solving and analytical skills as well as developing vital strategic sensibilities and team working skills. It allows for big picture thinking and an understanding of a new sector/set of networks. 

 

Development of People Skills   

The role of Chair can develop your ability to collaborate effectively with others, to constructively challenge the ideas of fellow Trustees as well as those of the Executive Director, Artistic Director and staff. Negotiating, empathising, listening and clearly communicating ideas and concerns are huge factors in this process and often help to set the tone and culture of Board meetings. All of this is essential to positive, forward-thinking, and efficient charity governance, but it’s also a fantastic opportunity to develop sound judgement and interpersonal skills.   

 

Personal Development

Being a Chair is challenging. There is a high level of responsibility and a considerable time commitment. In return, you will gain a wealth of personal and professional skills and connections which will stand you in good stead whilst empowering you with a new sense of purpose and prospect. 

 

With thanks to Vincent Dance Theatre for the wording of this section.

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Chair of the Board of Trustees

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The Role of Chair

The role of Chair is a voluntary (unpaid) one, responsible for leading the board of Trustees of South East Dance

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Role Profile and Person Specification

We are seeking a Chair with the experience to lead the Board and our strategic development in The Dance Space

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Time Commitment and Term of Office

The Chair needs to be able to give enough time to attend to the organisation's business

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How To Apply

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About South East Dance

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