May 052020

Full Group Board Member - Legal - Dimensions

Location: Board meetings are held in London or Theale.
Salary: £9,000 p/a
Posted: 01 May 2020
Closing date: 08 Jun 2020
Industry: Charities, Mental health, Social welfare, Legal, Solicitor
Job function: Trustee & non-executive director
Job level: Board / Trustee
Hours: Part time
Contract: Contract
Listing type: Job vacancy

Driven by our values, Dimensions is one of the country’s leading not-for-profit organisations supporting people with learning disabilities and/or autism. The people we support and their families are at the heart of everything we do and we want every person we support to have a great life. Dimensions is a financially resilient organisation, operating in the challenging but rewarding social care sector and currently improving the lives of 3,500 people.

As part of our commitment to constantly evolve and innovate, we are looking to strengthen our Board. Ours is an inspirational yet complicated organisation and to achieve our goals we are aware that there are areas in which we need to strengthen. We see Board rotation as being key to our organisational development, and as members reach the end of their terms we will seek to replace them with equally inspirational non-executive Directors.

Our full Group Board members provide strategic direction to a united and talented leadership team. Collectively they take responsibility for an annual turnover of c£200 million delivered by 7,000 colleagues across England and Wales. You will need to understand the challenges and risks of governance in a low margin, high volume multi-site organisation. You will need to be comfortable making decisions which can change people’s lives.

Following a skills audit, we are seeking to appoint a Board Member with a legal background. Although not essential, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from lawyers who have operated at a senior level (General Counsel) in complex organisations, potentially from a regulator or regulated industry. In addition to a successful executive career, some non-executive experience would be beneficial. An ability and desire to take collective responsibility for decision making is essential, and most importantly you will share our values and drive to help improve life opportunities for the people we support.

At Dimensions we are committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone, regardless of background. We value diversity on our board and would particularly encourage applications from underrepresented groups.

For more information on this exciting role, please visit our website.

For a confidential discussion please contact our advising consultants at Anderson Quigley: Rob Hilyer on 07719 325 771 or Elyse Turner-Pearce on 07808 648 559.

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