Room B25, Municipal Offices,
The Promenade,
Cheltenham. GL50 9SA

Vacancy for Chairperson 2024

Position: Chairperson

Location: Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Type: Volunteer/Part-time approximately 2-6 hours a month

About Us:

Cheltenham Housing Aid is a dedicated housing charity committed to providing essential services and support to those in need. We aim to improve housing conditions and ensure everyone can access safe, affordable housing. We seek a highly experienced and motivated individual to join our team as Chairperson.

Role Overview:

The Chairperson will play a pivotal role in leading the strategic direction and operational oversight of CHAC. This includes financial management, policy review, team leadership, and ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements. The Chairperson will work closely with the Board of Trustees, the Treasurer, the Vice Chair, and other key stakeholders to champion and promote the charity’s mission and services.

Key Responsibilities:

• Financial Management: Oversee and manage the finances of the charity in conjunction with the Treasurer and Vice Chair, ensuring financial stability and accountability.

• Strategic Leadership: Lead on strategic delivery and work, setting the direction for the charity’s growth and impact.

• Team Management: Assist with the management of the team where required, providing guidance and support to staff and volunteers.

• Policy and Procedure Review: Assist with the review of policies, procedures, risk management, audit, and other delivery aspects to ensure robust operational practices.

• Advocacy and Promotion: Be proactive in promoting and championing the work and delivery of CHAC services, enhancing the charity’s visibility and influence.

• Trustee Recruitment and Onboarding: Recruit, onboard, and work with Trustees to build a strong and effective Board.

• Compliance: Ensure that CHAC is compliant in all areas of delivery, adhering to relevant laws and regulations.

• Collaboration: Work closely with the Board of Trustees and colleagues to continuously improve service delivery and achieve the charity’s objectives.

• Trustee Support and Training: Ensure Trustees are trained and competent in their roles, providing ongoing support to facilitate their effective contribution to the charity’s mission.

Qualifications and Experience:

• Proven experience in a leadership role, preferably within the charity sector.

  • Housing knowledge is useful but essential 

• Strong financial acumen and experience in financial oversight.

• Excellent strategic planning and implementation skills.

• Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.

• Demonstrated ability to manage teams and work collaboratively with various stakeholders.

• Experience in policy review, risk management, and audit processes.

• Passionate about housing issues and committed to the mission of CHAC.

• Previous experience as a Trustee or in a governance role is highly desirable.

Application Process:

Interested candidates are invited to contact us by email at