Chair

Ref: 4921

English-Speaking Union

London, flexible

Role Managed by:

George Hourmouzios

Senior Research Associate

t: +44 (0)20 7340 6246

e: George.Hourmouzios@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Global Non-Profit Practice and Social Impact

Salary & Benefits: The role is unremunerated. However, reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

Closing Date: 10/01/2021

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

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As our Chair, you can help ensure that young people have the speaking and listening skills and cross-cultural understanding they need to thrive.

The English-Speaking Union is a charity with an illustrious history and an exciting future, working to give young people the speaking and listening skills and the cross-cultural understanding they need to thrive. The English-Speaking Union was formed in the belief that more effective communication between nations would lead to improved global understanding. This belief still stands strong today.

As communities become ever-more multicultural, and society more polarised, there has never been a greater need to understand different perspectives and opinions. Our speech and debate programmes help with all these things. They improve oracy ability and academic attainment as well as helping develop a whole range of social, emotional and interpersonal skills now seen as increasingly valuable by both industry and educationalists.   

We are now seeking to appoint an outstanding leader as our new Chair to lead our Board, governance and strategic direction through the next phase of its development. The Chair provides leadership for the Charity’s mission and vision, providing inclusive leadership to the Board, and ensuring that it fulfills its duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the charity. The Chair will also provide the support and constructive challenge to the Executive to achieve the ESU’s strategic objectives. The Chair will, in partnership with the Director-General, be an ambassador for the ESU.

The successful candidate will bring a commitment to ensuring that every child should be able to make their voice heard, proven governance experience and capabilities and excellent chairing abilities. The time commitment is likely to amount to c.25-30 days per year. ESU is Head quartered in London, although the location is flexible given current conditions. This role is non-remunerated however reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter, detailing how you fulfil the role description and personal quoting reference 4921. The deadline for applications is 9am GMT, Monday 11th January 2021.

Longlisted candidates will be invited to interview with Perrett Laver in January. The subsequent formal interviews will take place in Mid-February.

The English-Speaking Union is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and we therefore encourage applications from candidates who can help us to ensure our Board represents the diversity of our communities.

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