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Speech and Language UK seeks new Chair

Speech and Language UK seeks new Chair

Closing Date
30 November 2022
Surrey / Meetings held in central London
Time Commitment
12 days per year

We are Speech and Language UK – we want every child to face the future with confidence. For 1.7 million children in the UK, learning to talk and understand words feel like an impossible hurdle.

Without the right help, this can destroy their world. They feel disconnected from their family. Unable to make friends. Unfairly punished for not following instructions they don’t understand. What does the future hold for them?

We are looking to appoint a new Chair of Governors for Meath, a Speech and Language UK School in Surrey. This post will also be a Speech and Language UK Trustee, who will bring fresh thinking and share our ambitions for Speech and Language UK future. We are not looking for a particular skillset, but you will bring to the table a ‘can-do’ frame of mind, excellent inter-personal skills and a passion for our mission.

These roles require around twelve days of your time each year – and lots of ideas and support in between! In relation to the school role, the Chair of Governors will provide leadership to the rest of the governing body, as well as support to the School Principal, who is line managed by Speech and Language UK’s Director of Education. The successful candidate will, ideally, live within a commutable distance of Meath school, as well as the ability to attend Trustee meetings at our Head of Office in Central London.

You will need to be able to commit to attending governors’ meetings up to seven times per year, and trustee meetings four or five times per year.  The meetings are currently being held in person and remotely. Additional calls on your time may be required on occasion; for example, with your specific expertise you may be asked to provide some insight and support to the Board.

Being a Governor and Trustee is a voluntary role but highly rewarding, and this is a particularly exciting time to be involved with Speech and Language UK. We are currently reviewing governance structure and processes and this role is a vital part of that process.

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