Employer: Assistance Dogs UK (ADUK)

Job Title: Chairperson

Job Location: Remote, with limited England wide travel

Salary: Unpaid voluntary position, all reasonable travel and expenses covered

Hours: 5 – 7 hours per month (varying)

Job Description:

ADUK is seeking a new Chair of Trustees to lead the charity in an exciting period of development.

Our new Chair will work with the ADUK board and Development Manager to ensure ADUK develops its presence and influence, whilst continuing to work as an effective umbrella body and hub for assistance dog-related information and good practice.

Over the last 18 months, ADUK has invested time and expertise in ensuring that it is operationally robust and is now at a stage where it can build its external presence with the support of a dynamic and experienced leader. 

In particular, the board is seeking a new Chairperson with extensive experience in the Animal Welfare or Disability Sector in order to expand the charity’s knowledge and reach, and further ADUK’s charitable objects.

ADUK is a coalition of internationally accredited assistance dog charities, all of whom are passionate about working to the highest standards of assistance dog training and welfare and support for assistance dog users.  ADUK currently has ten member organisations and six candidate organisations (organisations that are working towards international accreditation).

ADUK’s board members have historically been elected from the membership but, as the charity continues to develop, the board is keen to include new perspectives from a range of new trustees. 

ADUK values diversity in all aspects and strives to provide an environment where everyone can be themselves. We welcome applications from ADUK member trained assistance dog users, and from people with a variety of backgrounds, skills, views, and access requirements. 

Essential Experince and Skills include:  

Application Deadline: 14th August 2022

Application Details: For a full role description and for details of how to apply, Download the Chairperson Pack.

To apply send your CV and a cover letter explaining why you are suitable for this role to vicky.worthington@assistancedogs.org.uk

Online interviews followed by being invited to observe a range of meetings.