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Organisation: Community Alcohol Partnerships (CAP)

Location Southwark, London (South), SE1 3XF
Where the role is based Mainly on organisation premises
Travel limit No limit (UK excl NI based)
Application deadline 11 Oct 2016
Opportunity type Trustee/Governor
Reference number J52582

Opportunity description

Are you passionate about creating safer communities and reducing the harm from underage drinking?

The role

This is an opportunity to become a non-executive Director on the board of a national Community Interest Company that supports local projects designed to tackle underage drinking and the associated harms to local communities.  You’ll join a Board of Directors who are leaders in their fields, who share a collective pride in our achievements and a shared ambition to attain even greater impact.

We are looking to appoint a Director with a background in any or all of following sectors:

  • Children and young people’s health and development
  • Policing/Criminal Justice
  • Research and evaluation of social policy issues

The Directors have overall responsibility for directing CAP’s affairs, ensuring it is well-run and delivers positive outcomes for the community’s benefit.  They support CAP’s management to ensure the company meets legal requirements and those of good governance. Directors will be required to attend a minimum of 4 Board meetings per year and occasional evening events. In addition Directors are expected to

  • Represent CAP’s agreed position if speaking publicly on behalf of the organisation;
  • Establish CAP’s strategic direction, goals and business plans as part of the board;
  • Delegate the implementation of the board’s decisions to the Chief Executive/Director, but also define management authority boundaries;
  • Monitor key performance indicators on a regular basis and thereby hold the Chief Executive/Director to account for outcomes;
  • Understand and act on financial and any other monitoring information presented to them, questioning such information when appropriate;
  • Self-review the board’s performance;
  • Annually review the risk register;
  • Help to recruit and induct new directors, with the Chairman and Chief Executive/Director as required;
  • Support the Director and occasionally other staff when requested; and
  • Attend inductions and governance training.

Required skills

  • General management
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning

Person description

We will select and assess each candidate based on your skills and attributes, and your willingness and ability to:

  • Attend meetings and devote sufficient time to board work;
  • Challenge and ask questions in an effective and constructive way;
  • Bring insight and perspective through relevant experience, including in the specific skill areas sought;
  • Work in a collegiate way including sharing collective responsibility;
  • Listen to and respect the contribution of others;
  • Contribute to strategy development and other policy matters;
  • Uphold the vision, values and objectives of CAP;
  • Act professionally, with integrity and in the best interests of CAP;
  • Maintain confidentiality;
  • Adhere to the principles and practice of equality and diversity; and
  • Have an interest in reduction of underage drinking and are motivated to make a difference.

What impact the opportunity will have

To support the further development of Community Alcohol Partnership schemes that are effective in tackling underage drinking and the resulting harm to local communities.

What’s in it for the volunteer?

This is an opportunity to help shape a society in which children and young people - and wider communities - are protected from the harms associated with underage drinking. It is also an opportunity to enable a wide range of stakeholders to work effectively in partnership to tackle locally defined problems.

Time commitment

Mostly during office hours

4 x per annum, generally 3 hours per meeting Other commitments generally include attendance at 1-2 evening functions

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