Responsible to:
Reporting directly to The Board of Trustees and indirectly to the membership through "The Bulletin".

Summary of Role

To co-ordinate and lead as appropriate, the activities/business of the Board of Trustees and national Executive Committee in order that the objectives of the Organisation are met in accordance with constitutional responsibilities and, within guidelines as required by the Charities Commission and English Law.

Specific Tasks

1. To be responsible for the strategic direction of the organisation by working closely with all national Executive Committee Members.

2. To ensure a clear and consistent approach in furtherance of the organisations objectives.

3. To be responsible for the day to day management of the organisation through the national Executive Committee.

4. To provide leadership, help, support and encouragement to all levels of the organisation.

5. To Chair Executive Committee meetings ensuring:

a. that the agenda is followed
b. that decisions are made with due regard to the time available within the meeting
c. timely intervention if topics under discussion are failing to progress, and setting a time limit as agreed by majority
d. any breach of order is raised
e. normal rules of courtesy are applied

6. To seek and encourage liaison with like minded organisations through working closely with respective Executive Committee members as appropriate, in order to advance the profile and membership of the organisation.

7. To act as a point of contact in communication with third parties ensuring feed back through established communication channels to keep the national Executive Committee informed.

8. To Chair the Annual General Meeting ensuring:

a. that the agenda is followed
b. that decisions are made with due regard to the time available within the meeting
c. timely intervention if topics under discussion are failing to progress, and setting a time limit as agreed by majority
d. any breach of order is raised
e. normal rules of courtesy are applied

9. To ensure that the organisation meets its legal responsibilities within the rules of the Charities Commission and English Law

10. Overall responsibility for the definition of and adherence to the statement of values and constitution of the organisation

11. To represent the organisation at national and International events as agreed with the national Executive Committee

Updated November 2010