Chair Role



  • Leading the board and the organization to enable it to fulfil its purpose.
  • To ensure there is an effective relationship between:
    • The Board and the CEO, staff and volunteers
    • The Board and the local community and external agencies
  • Acting as a spokesperson and figurehead for Mums In Need as required.
  • To support the CEO.


  • Chair Board meetings ensuring:
    • There is adequate time for discussions and time keeping is adhered to
    • Business is dealt with and decisions made
    • Decisions, actions and deliberations are adequately minuted
    • The implementation of decisions is clearly assigned and monitored
  • Plan and prepare the Board meetings and AGM with other board members.
  • Ensure adequate support and supervision arrangements are made for the CEO.
  • Ensure that a successor is found before the term of office finishes.
  • Ensure that the agenda is drawn up with the secretary ahead of the meeting.
  • Adhere to Board standards


  • A willingness to lead the organization.
  • Possess tact, diplomacy and powers of persuasion.
  • Possess knowledge of Mums In Need and domestic abuse issues.
  • Possess effective communication skills.