Project Description

Job Description

Board Member – Digital/ Communications Director

Duties specific to the role of Communications Director

  1. Assist the CEO and team in implementing and managing the organisations digital and communications strategy by providing direct support, advice and practical assistance where it’s required.
  2. Oversee and inform the organisations approach to managing its social media channels.
  3. Advise and collaborate on elements associated with the organisations marketing and branding.

General Board Member Duties

  1. Ensuring that the organisation pursues its stated objects (purposes), as defined in its governing docu-ment, by developing and agreeing a long-term strategy
  2. Ensuring that the organisation complies with its governing document (ie memorandum and articles of association), charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
  3. Ensuring that the organisation applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its charitable objects (ie the charity must not spend money on activities that are not included in its own objects, however worthwhile or charitable those activities are) for the benefit of the public
  4. Ensuring that the organisation defines its goals and evaluates performance against agreed targets
  5. Safeguarding the good name and values of the organisation
  6. Ensuring the effective and efficient administration of the organisation, including having appropriate policies and procedures in place
  7. Ensuring the financial stability of the organisation
  8. Protecting and managing the property of the charity and ensuring the proper investment of the chari-ty’s funds
  9. Following proper and formal arrangements for the appointment, supervision, support, appraisal and remuneration of the chief executive (if the charity employs staff)

In addition to the above statutory duties, each member should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the Board reach sound decisions. This may involve scrutinising board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, or other issues in which the member has special expertise.

Person Specification

  • A commitment to the organisation
  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
  • Strategic vision
  • Good, independent judgement
  • An ability to think creatively
  • A willingness to speak their mind
  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of membership
  • An ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • A commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
  • Understanding of the principles and evidence relating to the social model of health and wellbeing including the value of Social Prescribing.
  • Strong learning skills and open to new ideas and thinking.

How to apply

If you would like more information about the charity, email to arrange a chat with our CEO Bella Farrell. If you are interested in applying, please email your letter of interest to Louise Misselke, Chairperson of our Board of Directors email: