Who we are:
For 21 years Oasis Project (Oasis) has delivered services for women with drug and alcohol problems and children affected by drug use in the family. We are an innovative, creative and forward thinking organisation, which aims to empower women, children and young people affected by substance misuse. We give help and hope to women and children affected by drug and alcohol problems.
About the role:
The role of Chair of the Board of Trustees is a key opportunity to lead the Board of a progressive and ambitious charity, working with a dynamic team, and to play an important role in ensuring the future of Oasis and women’s and family-focused drug and alcohol services in Sussex. You will be an inspirational leader with excellent strategic skills and have a good understanding of the health and social care sector and a passion for feminism and the work that Oasis does.
What you will do:
The Chair will act as an ambassador for our work at the highest levels, support Oasis’ fundraising activities and lead the strategic direction and governance of the organisation through ensuring excellent, well-rounded and carefully considered decision-making. You will have a background in strategy, governance, finance, HR, and/or fundraising and have some experience as a Trustee or Chair previously. You will be available to attend all board meetings, as well as contribute to other relevant committees and take part in occasional fundraising or all-staff events.
· Have good understanding of the legal duties and responsibilities of being a Trustee at a charity
· Be able to balance tact and diplomacy with a willingness to challenge and constructively criticise
· Be committed to the aims, values and objectives of Oasis
· Have a forward looking vision and ability to confidently lead and develop clear strategy
· Be able to offer independent judgement, impartiality and the ability to think creatively
· Have excellent, clear communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to respect confidences
· Be experienced at chairing meetings and leading useful discussion.
What we offer:
· Supportive induction to the organisation
· Clear communication and competent, organised arrangements for meetings
· Training and learning as required