External Member of Nominations and Governance Committee

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Location
United Kingdom
Salary
Voluntary
Posted
20 Nov 2020
Closes
04 Dec 2020
Interests
Animal
Hours per month
1 to 10 hours
Expenses
Paid
Commitment
Long Term

Background

The purpose of the Nominations Committee is to assist the Board of Trustees in fulfilling its obligations in respect of succession planning and selecting candidates for the Board and for Connect.

The Committee consists of three Trustees of Cats Protection, up to two members of Connect, and an independent specialist advisor who will bring an external view and governance knowledge and expertise.

Main purpose of role:

  • To work with the other members of the Nominations Committee to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the Committee effectively in accordance with the Terms of Reference of the Committee.
  • As an independent specialist advisor your role will also be to bring your skills and experience to the benefit of the Committee

Key responsibilities:

  • Engagement with the other members of the Committee to enable the Committee to carry out its duties and responsibilities effectively in accordance with the Terms of Reference;
  • Attendance at Committee meetings, reading papers and otherwise preparing in advance of the meetings and undertaking any actions agreed at meetings within the agreed timescales;
  • Support for the Chairman of the Committee;
  • Keeping informed about the activities of the Charity and wider issues affecting the Charity and the Committee in particular.

Skills and Knowledge

Essential/
Desirable

A commitment to the Charity and an empathy with Cats Protection’s vision, mission and values

E

A sound knowledge of Charity Governance

E

Strategic vision and understanding of the governance and skills requirements of the Charity

E

A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to the Committee’s work

E

Sound independent judgement

E

Ability to work effectively and constructively as a member of a team

E

Ability and willingness to express views clearly

E

An understanding of the role, duties and responsibilities of the Committee and an understanding of the topics and issues that the Committee is established to address

E

A commitment to promoting equality and diversity in Charity Governance

E

Experience in employment of recruitment and selection processes

E

Experience of trustee succession planning

E

Experience of monitoring Board Effectiveness

E

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