Chair to lead our Board of Trustees

Chair to lead our Board of Trustees

Trustee/Governor
J97862
At a glance

Skills

  • Governance
  • Public speaking
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Strategic mentoring / coaching

Where

London, SE11 5RR
Mainly at home
Travel limit? No specific limit, however should attend 4 in-person Trustee meetings and additional events yearly

Time

Mostly during office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week
The ILC Governing document permit board members to sit a maximum of two 3-year terms.

Deadline

09 Sep 2024

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ILC is recruiting for a new Chair to lead our Board of Trustees to ensure that ILC is regarded as the UK’s leading authority on the impact of longevity on society.

What will you be doing?

We help governments, policymakers, businesses and employers develop and implement solutions to ensure we all live happier, healthier and more fulfilling longer lives.

We want a society where we all live happier, healthier and more fulfilling longer lives, where tomorrow is better than today and where future generations are better off. ILC wants to help forge a new vision for the 100-year life where we all have the opportunity to learn across our lives and where new technology helps us contribute more to society.

That doesn’t mean we’re just about protecting the interests of older people. It doesn’t mean we’re just about promoting their needs. And it doesn’t mean we’re just about prioritising their requirements.

The impact of longevity on society isn’t just about older people: it will impact everyone.

The ILC Chair will be a voice for ILC, promoting the work of the organisation. You may be asked to chair and speak at events as well as represent the organisation to the media or in meetings with politicians or funders.

The ideal candidate will:

  • understand charity governance;
  • have strong influencing skills and good political and policy connections (UK and ideally internationally);
  • have good understanding of and connections with businesses, particularly those who are likely audiences and funders of ILC’s work;
  • have an interest in ILC’s work, care about the issues and have a passion for making a difference.

For the full role description and details of how to apply, download the ILC Board of Trustees Chair Recruitment Pack from the ILC website.

The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 9 September 2024 with interviews being held in soon after.

What are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will:

  • understand charity governance;
  • have strong influencing skills and good political and policy connections (UK and ideally internationally);
  • have good understanding of and connections with businesses, particularly those who are likely audiences and funders of ILC’s work;
  • have an interest in ILC’s work, care about the issues and have a passion for making a difference.

The Chair will:

  • set a clear strategic direction for the organisation and ensure the organisation is performing against these objectives;
  • represent the organisation externally;
  • lead the board of trustees;
  • support and manage the Chief Executive;
  • ensure the organisation meets or exceeds the standards of governance expected of a leading registered charity in the UK. 

What difference will you make?

We provoke conversations and discussions about the impact of longevity on society, and what happens next.

Over the last decade we have:

  • Published 400+ policy reports and held 500+ events in 20 countries across the world.
  • Convinced G20 Ministers to put greater focus on the prevention of ill health.
  • Held events at No 10, alongside G20 and G7 summits, the WHO and UN assemblies, with speakers including King Charles and Government Ministers from the UK, US, Canada, Japan, Singapore and South Africa.
  • Been instrumental in the setup of the UK Government’s first Older People’s Housing Taskforce to plan for future housing needs in an ageing society.
  • Encouraged the mortgage industry to end the practice of upper-age limits for home loans.
  • Worked with employers to prepare for an ageing workforce and develop age-friendly standards and practices.
  • Changed the media narrative around people having to work until they drop: now, it’s a more nuanced debate about fuller working lives, and how this benefits us all.
  • Created the first LGBT intergenerational project in the world, which has inspired others around the world.

Take a look at our full impact report here:https://ilcuk.org.uk/our-impact/ 

Before you apply

Interested candidates are invite to schedule a call with the ILC Chief Executive to better understand the role and expectations for an ILC Chair. 

Please then submit a CV and cover letter detailing why you are interested in this role and your relevant experience for review by the selection committee.

The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 9 September 2024. Interviews will be held shortly afterwards.

Causes
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Financial inclusion
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Human rights
  • Local / community
  • Older people / later life
  • Poverty relief
  • Social care
  • Young people
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    The ILC is the UK’s specialist think tank on the impact of longevity on society, and what happens next.

    We believe society has to adapt now so we can all enjoy the benefits of longevity....