Trustee - Chair

Trustee - Chair

At a glance


  • Business development
  • Strategic development and planning


Lambeth, SW9 7QD
Mainly at the office
Travel limit? n/a


Mostly outside office hours Board meetings are once a quarter, however the Chair is required to meet with the CEO outside of Board meetings.


31 Oct 2019

We develop a growth mindset in young people so they can overcome barriers and take their first steps towards an Iconic career. We are looking for a new chair as we go into this new season and expand our reach

What will you be doing?

Key areas of expertise required:

  • To lead the Board, Chair Board meetings and manage the role of the Board so it functions effectively
  • To support the CEO in strategy & decision making to ensure the purposes of the social enterprise  are being met. 
  • To oversee the financial direction of the social enterprise  to ensure resources are being used responsibly
  • To ensure good governance is embedded in the organisation

The Chair will be expected to commit to the following:

  • Lead Board meetings to review and monitor finances, assess previous activities and help shape future plans 
  • Monitor, review and where required adapt the ongoing functioning of the board in response to best practice/legislative changes (including ensuring a diverse and effective board composition)
  • Maintain regular contact with the CEO ensuring you are up-to-date with ongoing Board & company activities & communicate relevant information to the Board and others in between meetings
  • With the support of the Board annually review and appraise the CEO performance
  • Take part in relevant Board sub-committees to help develop strategy in specific areas of the business
  • Be a positive advocate for the charity and business at all times, including attending key Iconic Steps events as a VIP
  • Draw on your networks to support and expand Iconic Steps reach/network


What are we looking for?

We are looking for an experienced leader, with a relevant background for example, as a charity trustee, board member of community interest company, other social enterprise or business serving a particular community.  You should have excellent leadership qualities to step into the role of Chair, developing the Board and supporting the capacity of a small team doing big things, as it moves into the next stage of development.

You will be committed to making a difference by drawing on your professional aptitudes and personal qualities to support the leadership team in achieving our ambitions.

What difference will you make?

By joining the Iconic Steps Board you’ll be contributing to:

  • Growing an innovative small business with a compelling social mission
  • Developing the next generation of filmmakers
  • Helping deliver innovative solutions to youth unemployment
  • Supporting young people create sustainable careers that actively contribute to the UK economy

What's in it for the volunteer?

By joining the Iconic Steps Board you’ll have the chance to make a real difference to the lives of young people, and the company as a whole as we grow.


Before you apply

  • Arts
  • Training / employment support
  • Young people
  • Iconic Steps aims to develop a growth mindset in young people so they can overcome barriers and take their first steps towards an Iconic career.
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