Launched in 2015, Access is a young organisation with a small executive team, but with big ambitions to change the way charities are supported to be more resilient, and the way social investment works. Our board is at the heart of us achieving that change over our ten year life.
Access is at an exciting time in its development. We have a new strategy focusing on enterprise development with a £40m commitment over five years, and are developing a new £10m blended finance programme with funds from dormant accounts. The £50m Growth Fund is also entering a crucial period of portfolio management with sixteen social investment funds lending across England. Alongside this work, we have developed an ambitious vision for learning and advocacy to help build a stronger market for supporting charities and social enterprises over the long term.
We have recently undertaken an external review of the governance of the charity. The feedback has been positive: Access is a well-managed and well governed organisation. We have just refreshed the composition of our board with three new trustees with diverse experience and backgrounds.
To lead the board as we sustain and develop our impact, we are now searching for a Chair to take over from John Kingston who helped found Access. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of successful strategic leadership, a sophisticated understanding of governance in the charity sector, sharp financial and commercial acumen and an ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders and represent Access.
This role is likely to involve a time commitment of around 1-2 days per month and is remunerated at a level of £6,000 p.a. Board meetings are held at Access’s offices which are co-located with Big Society Capital, New Fetter Place, 8-10 New Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1AZ.
To read the appointment brief for more information and how to apply, please CLICK HERE
For an informal and confidential discussion, after having read the appointment brief, please contact our advising consultants at Attenti – Jim Banks on 07787 004 768 (Jim.Banks@Attenti.co.uk) or David Fielding on 07810 507 235 (David.Fielding@attenti.co.uk)
Closing date for applications: 20th October 2019