Could you be our next chair?

VONNE is recruiting for a new chair and would like to hear from interested candidates by March 25th.

We’re hugely proud of the achievements made in recent years, and the leading role we’ve played in supporting vital local organisations throughout the Covid-19 crisis. In line with Charity Commission best practice, our current chair, Sir Paul Ennals, is standing down at our next AGM in November 2021 after serving two consecutive three-year teams, and we’re looking for someone to take the organisation forward into 2022 and beyond.

Our vision is for voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises to make a distinct and sustained contribution to the economic, social and environmental development of North East England. As the regional support body for the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector, representing more than 1,200 member charities, voluntary organisations, community groups, networks and social enterprises from across the region, with further reach through our many networks, we work at a strategic level to represent and support the sector both regionally and nationally – facilitating partnerships and collaboration, and providing information on funding and capacity building opportunities.

We are seeking a chair with extensive knowledge of the type of work we undertake and a wider involvement with the voluntary sector and other networks, with experience and a deep understanding of charity governance and working through boards and committees. You will need to have proven leadership, communications and interpersonal skills, as well as integrity and impartiality.

To help candidates find out more about the role, Sir Paul has recorded a video of introduction.

Interviews will be taking place on April 15th and 16th, 2021. Download the recruitment pack and visit VONNE Jobs for more details.