Club Chairperson (RB)

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If you have a passion about youth and wish to get involved in your local area, then help support one of our affiliated youth clubs by becoming its Chairman.  This is a special role needing someone with good people and management skills as you will ensure the club is managed in accordance with English law and its constitution (governing document) and will be responsible for its strategic direction and financial stability (not the day to day operations).  Trustee boards and the regularity of meetings vary from club to club.

General responsibilities:

  • Attend trustee meetings and the AGM
  • Read appropriate papers and documents prior to trustee meetings (being prepared)
  • Develop the strategic direction and future of the club
  • Act in the club’s best interest at all times (especially in decision making at meetings)
  • Ensure the minutes of meetings are a true reflection of discussion and decisions
  • Understand enough about the club and its activities to make informed decisions about it

What skills do I need?

  • Planning the annual cycle of board meetings
  • Setting agendas for board meetings in consultation with the Secretary
  • Chairing and facilitating board meetings
  • Giving direction to board policy-making
  • Bringing impartiality and objectivity to decision-making
  • Monitoring decisions taken at meetings are implemented
  • Representing the club at functions and meetings
  • Acting as a spokesperson as appropriate


Where staff are employed:

  • Liaising with staff to keep an overview of club  affairs and to provide support as appropriate
  • Monitor and appraise staff performance
  • Sit on appointment and disciplinary panels


Benefits you will receive:

  • Give something back to your community
  • Help make a real difference to the lives of young people
  • Opportunity to work alongside others passionate about youth
  • Exercise and develop managerial skills

Qualities that make a successful Chairman:

  • Good interpersonal skills, reliable, approachable, friendly
  • Confident, positive, enthusiastic, ‘can do attitude’
  • Good communicator, listener and non judgemental
  • Ability to steer and work as part of a team 

Please note: 

Some previous trustee experience is helpful but not essential.  

Posted for
Surrey Clubs for Young People (RB)

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  • Young People


  • Trusteeship, Committee Work


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
    Support will be offered by way of an SCYP/club induction and from fellow Trustees. SCYP supports all its clubs with i.e. governance, training, volunteer recruitment and club development. A review meeting with the Volunteer Co-ordinator will be carried out approx 3-4 months after starting (considered as essential) to ensure you have settled into the role.
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 07/09/2020

End Date: 07/09/2021

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