Chair of Trustees

The Nationwide Foundation

Location Sindon / London / UK

Position Part time 21 hours per month

Salary Unremunerated

Application deadline 23 March 2018

At the heart of what we do at the Nationwide Foundation is a commitment to tackling the root causes of social disadvantage and inequality. To do this we support and enable remarkable organisations and people that share our drive for finding ways to create long-term change. We also know that as well as funding others, we have a role in making that change happen.

In 2013, we launched the Decent Affordable Homes strategy to address the lack of good quality and affordable homes for people in need. This is a strategy that is about people, families and communities and one that we are committed to until at least 2026 in recognition of the complexity and severity of the housing crisis and its impacts.

We are now seeking a new chair to join the board in leading the Foundation’s strategic direction, financial management and governance. As an independent charity with a close working relationship with our funder, Nationwide Building Society, we are looking for an astute chair who brings a blend of corporate and charity experience. You will be a skilled and experienced chair, someone who knows how to get the best out of a board, rich with a diverse mix of talent and expertise. You need not come from a housing background - what you will bring is personal credibility, an exceptional ability for communicating and managing relationships and be an ambassador for the Foundation.

If you are passionate about change that will improve people’s lives, have the experience we are looking for, and are interested in becoming our new chair we very much look forward to hearing from you.

Following the appointment of the chair, we will be seeking two trustees to join our board. Trustees will have a strategic outlook and the personal credibility to contribute as part of an engaged and forward-thinking board. To register your interest in the Trustee roles please contact GatenbySanderson on the details below.

We value diversity and encourage applications from disabled and black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds as these are currently under represented on our board. 

To apply

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For a confidential discussion please contact our advising consultant Juliet Brown at GatenbySanderson on 0113 205 6111.

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