This is an opportunity for an experienced professional to use their skills and networks to lead a fast-growing, innovative organisation working to create a world where no one is held back by their period. What will you be doing? Strategic leadership Provide leadership to the Charity and its Board, ensuring that the Charity has maximum impact for its beneficiaries Responsibility for the Board operating within its charitable objectives, and provide a clear strategic direction for the Charity Governance Encouraging positive change and, where appropriate, address and resolve any conflicts within the Board Appraising the performance of the Trustees and the Board on an annual basis Regularly refreshing the Board of Trustees incorporating the right balance of skills, knowledge and experience needed to govern and lead the Charity effectively, reflecting the wider population Chair meetings of the Board of Trustees effectively and efficiently, bringing impartiality and objectivity to the decision making process External Relations Act as an ambassador for the cause and the Charity Maintain close relationships with key influencers and stakeholders Act as a spokesperson for the organisation when appropriate Represent the charity at external functions, meetings and events Facilitate change and address any potential conflict with external stakeholders Bring new relationships and opportunities to the charity and use personal and professional networks to support the charity’s growth Relationship with the Executive Director and the wider management team Establish and build a strong, effective and a constructive working relationship with the Executive Director, as s/he is held to account for achieving agreed strategic objectives Conduct an annual appraisal and remuneration review for the Executive Director in consultation with other Trustees Ensure that the Executive Director has the opportunity for professional development and has appropriate external professional support Fundraising: Work with the Executive Director and Board of Trustees to ensure the charity has the resources it needs to realise it’s strategic objectives. What are we looking for? Personal Qualities Demonstrate a strong and visible commitment to the Charity, its strategic objectives and cause Exhibit strong inter-personal and relationship building abilities and be comfortable in an ambassadorial role Demonstrate tact and diplomacy, with the ability to listen and engage effectively Strong networking capabilities that can be utilised for the benefit of the Charity Ability to foster and promote a collaborative team environment Ability to commit time to conduct the role well, including travel and attending events out of office hours Experience Experience of operating at a senior strategic leadership level within an organisation Successful track record of achievement through their career Experience of charity governance and working with or as part of a Board of Trustees Experience of external representation, delivering presentations and managing stakeholders Experience of change management Experience of chairing meetings and events Knowledge and skills Broad knowledge and understanding of the Civil Society sector and current issues affecting it Strong leadership skills, ability to motivate staff and volunteers and bring people together Financial management expertise and a broad understanding of charity finance issues Good understanding of charity governance issues. Experience of any of the following would be an added benefit: Prior experience working in East Africa or on girls’ rights related issues in a low or middle income context Prior experience working on girls’ rights related issues or in education in the UK Personal experience of menstrual related barriers or challenges Experience of public health research and the development of evidence based policy and programming What difference will you make? The Chair will lead the implementation of the organisation's new five year strategy, using their skills, networks and experience to enable the charity to navigate a new phase of growth. What's in it for the volunteer? An opportunity for flexible, expert volunteering as part of a friendly international team.