Chair of the Board

Ref: 3084

Age International

London

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Role Managed by:

Clara Nelson Strachan

Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6204

e: clara.nelsonstrachan@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Global Non-Profit Practice

Salary & Benefits: Non-remunerated

Closing Date: 22/09/2017

Formal Interview Date: Mid - Late November

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Age International’s vision is of a world in which women and men everywhere can lead dignified, healthy and secure lives as they grow older. We focus on the needs and rights of older people in low and middle-income countries. We support older people in developing countries by improving livelihoods, health and healthcare; providing age-friendly emergency relief; and by challenging attitudes, influencing decision-makers and changing policies. Age International is a charitable subsidiary of Age UK, as well as being the UK member of the HelpAge global network, and a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC).

Age International is now seeking an exceptional candidate to Chair its Board of Trustees. The Chair is responsible for leading our high performing Board, ensuring capable and effective strategy development and decision-making to underpin the work of the organisation. Working alongside fellow Trustees, the Chair will ensure the Board sets, promotes and upholds the Charity's values and mission and ensure the Board fulfils its legal and regulatory obligations, and the roles and responsibilities set out in the Board Terms of Reference and Scheme of Delegation. The Board of Trustees provides strategic direction and leadership to the organisation, acts as the guardian of Age International’s vision and values, has oversight of financial planning, management and fundraising, and supports the Managing Director.

We are interested in candidates who demonstrate a commitment to improving later life around the world and a strong empathy with older people’s issues. You will ideally bring experience of the international development sector and/or global ageing, and a track record of prior chairing experience. You will demonstrate excellent governance skills, as well as an appreciation for complex partnership and stakeholder relationships. The successful candidate will combine good judgement with excellent strategic and diplomatic skills, as well as the capacity to think objectively, impartially and with independence of mind. In addition, you will have strong communication, representational, and influencing skills.

This position is non-remunerated and the initial term is three years. This can be extended by maximum of two further terms of three years. The time required will be c. 20 days per annum, including four Board meetings and an away day. Some international travel may be required. The Chair of Age International will be invited, if s/he wishes, to join the Board of Age UK, of which Age International is a subsidiary charity. The Age UK Board meets six times a year.

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