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Chair and Trustees - mySociety

Organisation: mySociety
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Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 13th May 2019
Region; Nation Wide

Vacancy Details

Over the next three months we are looking to appoint a clutch of new board members for UK Citizens Online Democracy (our charity board) and for mySociety Ltd (our commercial board) as well as the uniquely important appointment of a new charity board Chair.

With this changing of the guard we have the opportunity to appoint new leadership and advisors to our boards. A strong and diverse board is essential to ensure that our organisation is well-run, solvent, operating within the law, and making the right strategic decisions.

Over the past few years we've already brought in new voices and opinions, improved our gender balance, and moved to fixed term appointments with a maximum of two consecutive three year terms. We're keen to continue this progress through the next phase of our development.

Applications and appointments

For our charity board we are looking for new Trustees who can bring additional legal and policy experience. Specifically we need help in understanding the impact of any legal challenges we might face, especially in relation to data protection and Freedom of Information. We also need advice on how best to shape and influence public policy and consultations, especially where they relate to Democratic Participation, Place and Communities or International Development.

Trustees should have experience of working with the charitable or not for profit sector and must have a passion for our goals and experience of pursuing them.

You can see the full advert and application process here.

For our commercial board we would like to appoint new Non-Executive Directors with SaaS development experience and service provision to government and the public sector. We would especially welcome experience in developing and scaling software as a service products, and working on, or commissioning, service provision within Local and Central Government; especially in relation to Democratic Participation, or Place and Communities.

It would be beneficial for Directors to have experience of working with the charitable or not for profit sector, but this is not essential. They of course must have a passion for our goals and experience of pursuing them.

You can see the full advert and application process here.

We're keen to continue to diversify the make-up of our boards and are particularly keen to see applications from women and underrepresented groups.

A unique new Chair

Appointing a new Chair is an exceptional opportunity to join a pretty amazing and committed, impactful charity. You'll work with your fellow Trustees and the senior management of mySociety to help shape and direct our growth and development over the next few years.

We want to recruit a Chair who represents the best of what mySociety has to offer, who can help extend our ambition, hold us to account and champion our cause. They will need to be comfortable representing UKCOD and mySociety publicly and be prepared to speak on our behalf from time to time.

They will help us continue to diversify our board and team across a range of occupational and personal backgrounds, ensuring we deliver on our support of equal opportunities in ways that reflect the range of our users and work programmes.

They will be able to use their experience and connections to contribute towards helping more people to be active citizens and improving access to and participation in democratic processes around the world.

If our mission motivates you in the way it motivates our staff and volunteers, we would love to hear from you and you can find full details for how to apply here.

Advert Start: Date 9th April 2019
Contact Telephone Number: 020 3239 0725
Contact Name: Mark Cridge
Contact E-mail: mark.cridge@mysociety.org
Url: https://www.mysociety.org/2019/04/09/could-you-be-the-next-chair-trustee-or-director-of-mysociety/

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