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Chair of Anti-Slavery International Board

We are seeking a new Chair of Anti-Slavery International’s Board. The Chair’s role is:
  • to provide leadership and direction for the board of trustees and to chair the board meetings and AGM
  • to plan the annual cycle of board meetings
  • to lead a transparent and inclusive process for urgent consultations and decision-making between meetings
  • to monitor and ensure that decisions taken at and between meetings are implemented and to ensure that the Board is working effectively
  • to oversee, appraise and support  the Director
The Chair of Anti-Slavery International should ideally have the following profile:
  • proven commitment to the aims, objectives and values of Anti-Slavery International 
  • recognised as a highly principled individual, with experience clearly demonstrating  commitment to the  general principles of public life including selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership, as set out for example by the UK’s Nolan Advisory Committee on Standards in Public Life
  • understanding and experience of establishing effective governance, and experience of change management. 
  • knowledge of the type of work undertaken by Anti-Slavery International
  • excellent people skills
  • experience of committee work and chairing or demonstrable ability to chair meetings well
  • good understanding of the legal and other operating frameworks within the voluntary sector
The Board meets six times a year, usually on Tuesdays from 5:00pm with occasional additional telephone conferences between formal Board meetings and including a Saturday annual awayday.  Reasonable travel and similar direct expenses incurred to attend meetings will be reimbursed. The Chair would normally spend 3-4 hours a week on communicating face to face, by email or phone with trustees and stakeholders and up to half a day a month in planning Board meetings and line management of the Director. However in the context of the current need for building high standards of governance and embedding new trustees, the required time commitment is likely to be greater early on.
If you would like to contribute to the overall running and governance of the world’s oldest international human rights organisation please contact the Director, Aidan McQuade at or the interim Chair Andrew Clark, for more information about the role.

Applicants should send a CV and cover letter, including details of two referees, explaining how you can contribute to Anti-Slavery International’s governance and leadership to marking your application “Chair”.

Closing date: midnight, Sunday 14th September 2014.
Interviews: Thursday 25th Sept 2014.

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Former Restaveks, child domestic servants, at a summer camp organised as rehabilitation by Foyer Maurice Sixto
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