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Chair of Board of Trustees Vacancy

Chair of Board of Trustees Vacancy

Are you passionate about the power and potential of British Muslim charities?

Do you have a background in strategy and governance?

As we celebrate 15 years of MCF, now could be the time of you to join us on the next steps of our journey.

The Muslim Charities Forum (MCF) is seeking an independent Chair of the Board as our current Chair will be stepping down at the end of their term.


MCF is the network of British Muslim Charities working for social good in the UK and abroad. Our mission is to enable British Muslim charities to become more effective and reach their full potential.

We aim to establish a healthy, accountable, effective and professional Muslim charitable sector in the UK through good governance, conducting research, forming partnerships, enhancing cooperation, capacity building, and sharing good practice. We have forged exciting partnerships within the sector and within mainstream, worked with policymakers, distributed guidance, provided training, established connections and empowered the community. 

Job Title:                    Chair of Trustees

Direct Report:            CEO, Board of trustees

Background:             Passionate about empowering the charity sector with a general background in strategy, governance, finance, HR, fundraising would be useful. Previous experience as a Chair or trustee would be welcomed.

Remuneration: Voluntary (unremunerated)

Commitment: 4 meetings per year plus additional meetings in the MCF office monthly or as when needed.

Role Summary:

  • This unremunerated position provides leadership and direction to the board of trustees and enables the Board to fulfil their responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of the organisation.
  • Ensures that the organisation pursues its objects as defined in its governing document, charity law, company law and other relevant legislation/regulations.
  • Works in partnership with the CEO and support the employees, helping them achieve the aims of the organisation; and to optimise the relationship between the board of Trustees and the staff.
  • Facilitates the board of trustees in stimulating excellent, well-rounded and carefully considered strategic decision-making.
  • Approve the annual cycle of the board meetings, meeting agendas, chair and facilitate meetings, monitor decisions taken at meetings and ensure they are implemented.
  • Liaise regularly with the Treasurer to maintain a clear grasp of the charity’s financial position and to ensure full and timely financial transparency and information disclosure to the Board.
  • Lead and mentor other Board members to fulfil their responsibilities and enable access to training/coaching/information to enhance the overall contribution of the board.

What we can offer:

  • A unique opportunity to join the only national network of British Muslim-led charities.
  • A warm, welcoming and diverse board and staff team
  • The chance to influence real change within the sector and be involved in innovation and strategy to support more Muslim-led charities to do more social good.

How to apply:

Please see the full Job Description and Person Specification for this role.

Please send your CV and covering statement outlining why you should be considered for the position and how you meet the criteria to chairman@muslimcharitiesforum.org.uk

Deadline for applications: 17th June 2022

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