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Chair / Co-Chairs of the Board of Trustees

We're looking for a Chair / Co-Chair to effectively lead our board and represent the organisation as an ambassador and advocate.

May 2024

Title: Chair / Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees - one (Chair) or two (Co-Chair) positions available

Salary: Voluntary unpaid role (travel and other reasonable expenses will be reimbursed)

Tenure: Four year term with up to two terms being served

Location: We strongly encourage applicants from the North West, but location should not be considered a barrier to applying

Apply by: Sunday 23rd June 2024


  • Five board meetings a year (usually in person, occasionally virtually). Currently we meet on a Wednesday evening (5pm - 7pm) in February, May, July (online), October and December, this includes one Board/Staff Development Day (in person, usually in October), plus occasional extra meetings.

  • Additional meetings with the CEO/Executive Team as needed.

  • Occasional sub-committees or working groups (held virtually/hybrid).

About the role

As Chair/Co-Chair for Heart of Glass you will support the other trustees and the senior leadership team to shape our vision and mission, track our progress on achieving our strategic goals and ensure that we are compliant with all legal and regulatory requirements. You will also be our sounding board and critical friend, bringing your skills and experience into conversations to help us shape our organisation for the better.

Please download the application pack(s) below to find out more about the responsibilities involved.

How to apply

The closing date for applications for this role is Sunday 23rd June 2024.

If you would like to be considered for the role(s) please send us:

  • your detailed and up-to-date CV; and

  • a supporting statement that addresses why you would like to be our new Chair/Co-Chair, and what skills and experience you will bring to the role.

We are happy to receive the above information in a format that suits you, be that written or audio.

Completed applications should be submitted to by the closing date.

Some additional dates for consideration

If appointed include the following:

  • June 1-1 with the current Chair / CEO to be arranged at an agreed time.

  • Attendance as an Observer to Online Board Meeting - 31st July .

  • Attendance and participation at our Board / Staff Away Day on 9th October which will take place all day at a location in Merseyside.

Take up the role of Chair at AGM on 4th December Board Meeting with formal handover.

Informal chat

Keen to find out more before you apply?

Our CEO Patrick Fox and current Chair Joanna Rowlands can be available for informal discussion with potential applicants.

If you’d like to consider this opportunity further or apply, please reach out to our partners S&you Recruitment who will be happy to assist you with your application: Luke Robért / 01633 287 029 / 07551 353 260 /

Do let us know if you have any access requirements.

Next steps

When you have applied we will send you our equal opportunities monitoring form for you to complete. The information on the form will be treated as confidential, and used for statistical purposes only. The form will not be treated as part of your application.

We will notify applicants by 1st July if selected for interview, and we are proposing to hold interviews on the week beginning 8th or 15th July in a location in Merseyside, or remotely if requested. All costs associated with attending the interview will be covered by Heart of Glass.