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Independent Board Member (Diversity and Inclusion)

Merseyside, Merseyside, United Kingdom, £ £ - Annual Annual, Permanent


Who and what we’re looking for

We need someone who can help us take our vision forward, but do it in the right way, a way that fits with our core values. We want someone who can keep an eye on the bigger picture, making sure our strategy is being progressed whilst helping our Senior Leadership Team and wider team grow and learn.

As an Independent Board Member we’ll need you to share your knowledge and experience to keep our Corporate Governance tight and tidy. At the heart of your role is:

• Making sure we always comply with the Capacity’s Members’ Agreement, the Companies Acts, and the highest standards of Corporate Governance.
• Supporting and advising the Board and Senior Leadership Team in the development of creative business strategies that help us achieve our objectives.
• Ensuring that Capacity’s resources are allocated and used in the best way possible to achieve our vision.
• Supporting the Board and wider team in the successful administration of the business.
• Making sure the organisation keeps to high standards of ethics in how it and its teams approach work both externally and internally.
• Sharing any insights you have around the views of local people, local public sector, and the Third Sector in the North West.
• Monitoring the performance of the Senior Leadership team, advising, mentoring, and challenging them to make sure Capacity is the best it can be.
• Attending and actively participating in all Board Meetings (unless absence is agreed prior), including reading and carefully considering how you can contribute to all Board papers in advance.

Our Board meetings are normally held at our central Liverpool office, but of course more recently they’ve had to be via Zoom. They take place about six times a year, however as an Independent Board Member you may also be asked to attend occasional special occassion meetings or join a subcommittee or working group.

What we want from our Diversity and Inclusion specialist

To be the best you can be in this role you’ll need to be really motivated by what we can achieve as an organisation, not just for ourselves and our employees but what we can offer to our clients. We believe (with your support) we can make our approach to diversity and inclusion sector leading, by understanding where we are and where we need to go, you can help us lead the way to excellent practice. You’ll help us ensure our team and our clients are passionate about diversity and inclusion, that they all understand their role, and they all play a part in making this happen.

We encourage all our colleagues to all be great leaders and you’ll be no exception, you’ll need to be a proactive, team-playing, “do-er” who can support us to keep Diversity and Inclusion high on the agenda.

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Tue, 06 Jul 2021 19:00:00 EST
Not Specified
Merseyside, Merseyside, United Kingdom
£ £ - Annual Annual