Mar 262018

Chair - Dimensions

Recruiter: Green Park
Location: England, Berkshire, Theale
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Posted: 23 Mar 2018
Closes: 17 Apr 2018
Ref: JM7604
Position/Level: Board
Responsibilities: Executive Management, Strategy
Sector: Not for Profit / Charity
Contract Type: Permanent
Language: English

Dimensions' Head Office is located in Theale

Dimensions is one if the UK's largest not-for-profit providers of services and support for people with learning disabilities and people who experience autism. We are a charitable registered society and a housing association, with a budgeted turnover for 2017/18 of £181m. We operate across England and Wales, and we currently support approximately 3,500 people and employ over 7,000 colleagues. Committed, innovative and evidence-based, Dimensions is ambitious to enable thousands of people to have greater choice and control.

We are now looking for a new Chair to lead this dynamic and complex organisation. We need someone who cares passionately about what we do, and who will live our values, and bring energy and commitment to match our own. We have an ambitious strategy, which will keep us in the forefront of innovation in the sector, and the Chair will be at the heart of seeing this implemented. Understanding how to lead an organisation through growth and change, and experience of delivering this at a senior level, will be essential for success.

As a large organisation working with a range of partners Dimensions has a complex governance structure, and the Chair will need the cabinet skills to navigate this deftly, ensuring all voices are heard, and decisions taken at the appropriate level.

Dimensions is a highly values-driven organisation, and the Chair needs to inhabit and live by these values, comfortable with a high degree of openness and transparency, and committed like us to equality and diversity, and to championing the human rights of people with learning disabilities.

The Chair will encourage the Board to listen and respond to the voices of the people we support, their families and friends, and to new thinking from across the sector and beyond. We are strongly evidence-driven, and root our strategy in what works, and what is right for the people we support. This is a remunerated position, at £18,000 per year plus expenses. The Head Office is in Theale, outside Reading, and The Chair will be expected to spend some time visiting services.

Full details of the role and the recruitment process are at

Closing date: Tuesday, 17th April 2018 at noon.

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