Reconnect Education Project Request (Portfolio)

Organisation Description

ReconnectEd is dedicated to empowering young people facing multiple vulnerabilities to flourish in mainstream school by addressing the root causes of school exclusion. Our evidence-based trauma-informed emotion coaching programme aims to strengthen the well-being and resilience of young people at risk of exclusion, facilitating their active engagement in learning. Additionally, our personalised Training Programme provides secondary school leaders with tailored support to establish or improve the quality of internal alternative provision for vulnerable young people.

What are they looking for?

Chair of The Reconnect Education Project CIO
In addition to the general responsibilities of a Trustee, duties of the Chair include the following:
● Providing leadership to the organisation and the Board by ensuring that everyone remains
focused on the delivery of the organisation’s charitable purposes in order to provide greater
public benefit
● Chairing and facilitating Board Meetings
● Giving direction to board policy-making
● Checking that decisions taken at meetings are implemented
● Representing the organisation at functions and meetings, and acting as a spokesperson as
● Bringing impartiality and objectivity to decision-making
● With the CEO:
● Planning the annual cycle of board meetings and other general meetings where
required, for example annual general meeting
● Setting agendas for Board and other general meetings
● Developing the Board of Trustees including induction, training, appraisal and succession planning
● Addressing conflict within the Board and within the organisation
● Keeping an overview of the organisation’s affairs and providing support as appropriate
● Supporting with fundraising including attending meetings, as appropriate
● Leading the process of supporting and appraising the performance of the CEO
● Sitting on appointment and disciplinary panels
● Liaising with the Vice Chair when the Chair is not available. The Vice Chair undertakes
assignments at the request of the Chair.

Personal qualities:
In addition to the person specification for a Trustee, the Chair should have the following qualities.
● Leadership skills
● Experience of committee work
● Tact and diplomacy
● Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
● Impartiality, fairness and the ability to respect confidences.

In most circumstances, it is also desirable for the Chair/Vice Chair to have knowledge of the type of
work undertaken by the organisation and a wider involvement with the voluntary sector and other