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Harrogate Neighbours

Chair of the Board

Could you be the next Board Chair of Harrogate Neighbours? We are seeking to recruit a new Board Chair to lead our Board of Trustees and Senior Management Team in the development of our organisation.

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Application Pack

Harrogate Neighbours is an award-winning organisation with a recent rating of Good from the Care Quality Commission.

Our mission is to offer our staff the time, care, warmth, compassion, and support necessary to make Harrogate Neighbours a true ‘homely’ experience for our clients, and an amazing place to work.

We help our Clients to live independently, to keep their dignity, and increase their quality of life.


Start Date: 4 January 2023
Closing Date: 5 February 2023 (23.59 GMT)

About the Role:

As a not-for-profit organisation with charitable status, we have a Board of Trustees who ensure we maintain our strategic direction and financial sustainability. Our Trustees are focused on delivering excellent care and continually working to ensure we run efficiently and effectively.

We would highly value an individual that has extensive personal experience of charity work or governance at a Chair level. The successful candidate will be strongly aligned with the vision and values of Harrogate Neighbours and the commitment to enable it to achieve its strategic objectives.  

We are particularly looking for someone with knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas!

  • Not-for-profit/ charitable organisations
  • Health and Care sector
  • Legal
  • Project and Property Management
  • Grant Applications and Fundraising
  • Community Engagement and Development/Customer Experience

Personal Specification:

As a minimum, trustees must demonstrate:

  • A commitment to HN
  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to their role as a trustee
  • Provide support and constructive challenge to the CEO and senior team
  • Be able to interpret and understand complex information
  • Integrity
  • Good judgement
  • An ability to think creatively
  • A willingness to speak their mind
  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trustees
  • An understanding of the need for confidentiality, sensitivity and a non-judgemental attitude
  • Respect for others

Considerations and Commitment:

The time commitment for this role will be to attend a minimum of 75% of the 7 meetings held annually plus attending the AGM. Trustees are also invited to attend various events and activities hosted by Harrogate Neighbours throughout the year at their own discretion.

The Board Chair will also be expected to set time aside to provide 1-to-1 support and supervision of the CEO.

How to Apply:

Please complete the application form below and submit it with a copy of your CV and a covering letter
outlining the following:

  • Why you’d like to join lead the Board of Trustees at Harrogate Neighbours
  • How your skills and experience match what we are looking for in new Board Chair

If you’re ready to join a growing organisation, please apply now to help us to continue building an amazing community at Harrogate Neighbours. We look forward to receiving your application!

Please note, we reserve the right to close this advertisement earlier than the closing date should we appoint a successful candidate. So, please apply as soon as possible!

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