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The BPS is looking for a new Chair of the Board of Trustees

This is an exciting time to be joining the BPS. The successful candidate will possess the personal credibility, independence of thought, and experience to lead the Board of a major, high profile, national charity.

28 June 2024

The Chair of the Board of Trustees leads and oversees the society's Board, ensuring compliance with the our charitable objectives, protecting assets, managing risk, and ensuring sustainable health of the organisation. 

Person Specification

Candidates will need to demonstrate the following qualities alongside demonstrable interest in and commitment to the mission, values and vision of the BPS:

  •  Strong independent judgment, integrity, and diplomacy skills.
  • Boardroom experience as an executive, non-executive director, President, or Chair of an organisation of at least similar size to the Society, or comparable experience.
  • Experience and understanding of membership organisations and the charity sector.
  • Understanding of the legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of trusteeship.
  • Strong people management experience, including skills in performance management.
  • Experience of engaging with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Strong financial and business acumen in commercial, academic, or civil society settings.
  • Sound knowledge of good governance and a clear understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, liabilities, and responsibilities     of trustees.
  • Proven leadership, communication, and influencing skills.
  • A broad understanding of psychology.
  • Ability to think and act strategically.
  • Inspires trust and confidence in people, including BPS members, management, employees, volunteers, and other stakeholders.

For more information please download the Candidate Information Pack.

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for this fantastic opportunity, you will need to provide the following with your application:

  • An up to date CV with the details of two referees (we will not contact them without your prior consent)
  • A supporting statement which details how you meet the main criteria in the person specification, demonstrates your interest in and commitment to the mission, values and vision of the BPS, and explains your motivation for applying.

The closing date for applications is Monday 29 July 2024.

Interviews will be held the week commencing 19 August 2024.

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