Could you be ACRE’s next Chair of the Board?

Our national body Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) are seeking applications from exceptional people with an enthusiasm for rural communities who can provide leadership for their organisation as they embark on the next stage of our development.

As their current Chair, David Emerson CBE, comes to the end of his term in November, they are looking for a successor.  The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker, with strong diplomacy skills, and have an understanding of, and passion for, rural community issues and membership organisations.

As Chair of their Board of Trustees, you will be their champion and ambassador, helping them to influence government and key stakeholders nationally, whilst engaging and responding to the needs of ACRE members locally.

Speaking about the role, ACRE’s Vice Chair Jan Thornton MBE said, “‘Trustees are looking for an experienced chair who is passionate about the future of rural communities, committed to the work of the ACRE Network and capable of influencing on the national stage. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate who wants to help us provide a strong voice for rural communities so that no one is disadvantaged because of where they live”.

Their board meets quarterly with an annual strategy away day and an AGM. There are opportunities to engage with our membership and government throughout the year, while also being a critical friend for our strong executive team. We expect your time commitment to be circa 3 or 4 days per month.

Peridot Partners are coordinating recruitment for this voluntary role. If you are interested in applying, please read the full advertisement on Peridot’s website.

The closing date for applications is 9am Monday 11 July 2022.

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