Sensational Kids – a social enterprise that provides accessible and affordable developmental and educational services to children with special education needs – has a job vacancy for the position of Chairperson of the Board of Directors. The job is as follows:

Background to the Appointment

Sensational Kids, a social enterprise, is the leading provider of accessible and affordable developmental and educational service to children with special educational needs. A registered charity, Sensational Kids is supported by Social Entrepreneurs Ireland and has acquired a number of awards in recognition of the invaluable services it provides to children and families.

The Board of Sensational Kids operates on a voluntary basis and is now looking for a new Chairperson. The Chairperson will play a vital role in building and leading the Board in the next phase of expansion and development of Sensational Kids.

The candidate

In terms of skills and experience, Sensational Kids are looking for a Chairperson with experience at Board level in the social enterprise or charitable sector, ideally at Chair level. Knowledge and understanding of best practice corporate governance in the not-for-profit sector is also required. Experience of early stage enterprises (transitioning from start-up to scale) and working with founders/entrepreneurs would be an advantage.

Sensational Kids are looking for a skilled communicator and influencer, prepared to mentor the Executive and to lead the Board through its next exciting phase of development. The Chairperson, in addition to having adequate time and energy to devote to Sensational Kids, needs to be a strategic thinker with the independence and strength of character to manage productive working relationships.

Finally, although fundraising is not part of the Board remit, knowledge of funding sources for social enterprises would be a distinct advantage.

The application process

Sensational Kids have employed Better Boards to conduct the evaluation and interviewing of potential Chairperson candidates on its behalf. Applicants for this challenging and rewarding role should email enclosing a letter explaining why you are interested, how you meet the requirements of Sensational Kids and attaching a detailed curriculum vitae.

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