Hours Per Week
3
All Locations
Home Based
Regular Volunteer

About The Role

About the opportunity

The charity is in an exciting place with its five year ‘Help and Hope’ Strategy and is making great strides in delivering its aims. The Board of Trustees is responsible for providing appropriate oversight, governance, and leadership to the Society in the pursuit of its strategies to fulfil its charitable purposes. Technology, data, and digital transformation are all a significant part of its growth and future requirements, it is vital that the Board of trustees includes these specialist skills.

As the newest External Member, the successful candidate will be responsible for guidance and assurance to board members. They will be supporting the Chair of Assurance, Audit and Risk to ensure that the Digital Data and Technology requirements are brought to the Board where needed, acting as an ally, sounding board and constructive challenger.

External Members are volunteers who have a legal responsibility to ensure the Society complies with the law, is well run, financially stable, and that decisions are made in the best interests of the Society to meet its charitable purpose. Trustees are accountable to a variety of different stakeholders including beneficiaries, funders, regulators.

Responsibilities & commitments

·       Upholding the highest standards of integrity and probity, adhering to the seven standards of public life (‘Nolan Principles’) and the Governance Code of Conduct

·       Proactively raising any conflicts with the Society’s work.

·       Participating fully in the work of the Board of Trustees, ensuring the collective responsibility of the Board of Trustees.

·       Attending Board of Trustee and assigned Committee meetings, chairing such meetings if assigned (it is expected that Trustees will be a member of at least one Committee).

·       Participating in induction and ongoing training.

·       Maintaining the Trustees’ commitment to Board diversity, renewal and succession management, in accordance with the Society’s articles of association and good practice.

·       Undergoing an annual performance review with the Chair of the Board.

·       Maintaining absolute confidentiality about all aspects of the Board of Trustees’ business, bearing in mind the overriding legal obligations placedupon Trustees.

·       Promoting the highest standards of corporate governance in compliance with the Charity Governance Code and other regulatory requirements and good practice.

Requirements

·       Demonstrable experience within large and complex organisations with a good overview across Digital, Data and Technology.

·       Knowledge and experience with Digital Data and Technology programs and tools

·       The ability to operate at a strategic level and to play a guiding role with regards to good governance.

·       Strong communication skills with the ability to translate complex technical requirements to the non-technical board members.

·       Able to credibly advise and assure board members of technology investments and changes.

·       Experiences in chairing a committee would be advantageous.

·       Contacts within the digital data and technology sector that can be leveraged to provide additional third-party support and guidance to the society would be advantageous.

·       Sufficient time commitment to fulfil the role.

 
Interested?  To apply for this role please click on the 'Apply' button at the bottom of the page.

About Alzheimer's Society

At Alzheimer's Society, we believe passionately that life doesn't end when dementia begins. We are here for anyone affected by dementia, and we do everything we can to keep people with dementia connected to their lives and the people who matter most.

Everything we do is shaped by people affected by dementia. Their knowledge and experience are critical to bringing about real-world solutions. From choosing the most promising research through to telling their stories to raise awareness; they are the heart of this organisation.

Our Values

We are Determined to make a difference when and where it matters most, by being passionate, focussed and making a lasting impact for people affected by dementia.

Every one of us is a Trusted expert, listening, learning and using evidence and experience. We are Better together by being open, combining our strengths, helping us to achieve more together. We are Compassionate, we are kind and honest, and we don’t shy away from challenges.

Through our values we will make the greatest difference for people affected by dementia.

Equal Opportunities

We want everyone we work with, as a colleague, volunteer, supporter, or someone we support, to feel included and that they belong at Alzheimer's Society.

We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do. During your recruitment process we want to make sure that you bring your whole self and be at your best.

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