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Updated: Aug 29, 2019

Mediorite Advisory Board Chair – Job Description

We're looking for a new Chair to help our Advisory Board offer more strategic input as we plan for a phase of growth.

Role: Advisory Board Chair Purpose: Serve as a strategic thought leader, collaborator and catalyst for action supporting the CEO

Personal Qualities:

· Demonstrate a strong and visible passion and commitment to the charity, its strategic objectives and cause

· Personal gravitas to lead a significant national organisation

· Exhibit strong inter-personal and relationship building abilities and be comfortable in an ambassadorial role

· Demonstrate tact and diplomacy, with the ability to listen and engage effectively

· Strong networking capabilities that can be utilised for the benefit of the charity

· Ability to foster and promote a collaborative team environment

· Ability to commit time to conduct the role well, including travel and attending events out of office hours


· Experience of operating at a senior strategic leadership level within an organisation

· Successful track record of achievement through their career

· Experience of charity or commercial governance

· Experience of external representation, delivering presentations and managing stakeholders

· Significant experience of chairing meetings and events

Knowledge and Skills:

· Strong leadership skills, ability to motivate staff and volunteers and bring people together

· Financial management expertise and a broad understanding of charity finance issues

· Good understanding of charity governance issues

Key Responsibilities:


· Serve as the team leader of the advisory board

· Provide strategic focus and leadership to the Company’s Leadership Team and Advisory Board;

· Identify, articulate and prioritize the issues, topics and challenges affecting the business and the industry in which it operates

· Share experiences, expertise and contacts

· Identify and propose topical areas suitable for business development


· Preside at Advisory Board meetings, conference calls, committees and other activities to the fullest extent possible

· Ensure that the governance arrangements are working in the most effective way

· Develop the knowledge and capability of the Advisory Board

External and Internal Relations

· Advocate for the interests of the Advisory Board with key stakeholders

· Serve as a resource to the CEO and an advocate for the Business

Time Commitment:

· Lead four to six advisory board meetings per year

· Meet regularly with the Company’s Leadership Team

· Respond to requests, via e-mail and phone, for feedback and input on a variety of items


· Give back to the community: Share professional expertise, insights and experiences to help develop the social enterprise

· Help develop the strategy: Help guide the direction of the board in pursuit of the Company’s Vision and Mission

· Establish and extend personal network: Experience valuable networking opportunities across relevant industries and networks

· Engage to learn and contribute to the strategic dialogue about the business: Through conversations with fellow professionals and stakeholders, determine best practices for engaging with the community, clients and colleagues to help fellow Advisory Board members identify and articulate trends that will shape the business and industry

· Sharpen leadership skills: Participate in committee work and sharpen your business leadership skills in a supportive, non-work environment.

Please contact lucy@mediorite.co.uk | 07968532923 if you want to find out more or apply.

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