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Friday, August 21, 2020

Llangollen Railway seeks person to chair its board

Llangollen Railway is looking for a person to become chair of its board.
According to an advert for the unpaid position on the Third Sector Jobs website, the person appointed will hold the board and management team to account for the railway’s mission and vision, providing “inclusive leadership to the board of trustees”.
They will also ensure that each trustee fulfils their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the railway, which is a registered charity.
The advert goes on to say that the search for a chair to “spearhead and exciting period of change and restructure, full of possibilities” follows an extensive governance review and the subsequent drafting of a five-year strategic plan.
The new chair will also be expected to act as an ambassador and the public face of the charity alongside the general manager Liz McGuinness, whilst ensuring the board operates well as a team and works closely with the entire management team to achieve agreed objectives.
The person appointed, says the advert, should be “engaged with, excited by and have a demonstrable record of experience of organisational management and governance and inevitably share an enthusiasm for heritage railways, their vision, mission and values.”
They must also be able to “communicate a compelling sense of purpose to others is essential as is experience and understanding of corporate governance issues.”
The person selected will serve a maximum term of three years, before being eligible for re-appointment for a further two terms of three years each.
Expressions of interest in the position have to be forwarded to the general manager by September 21 with interviews taking place the week commencing September 28.

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