Become the Independent Chair of Kindred’s Board

Kindred is seeking its first Independent Chair of the Board to significantly enable the creation and growth of Liverpool City Region’s (LCR) social economy and contribute to achieving an inclusive economy in the city region. The Chair will be an independent ambassador for our vision, values and priorities. You’ll collaborate and engage with diverse stakeholders about the work of Kindred, led by the experience and needs of socially-trading organisations (STOs) in LCR. We are seeking some who has a commitment to the social economy and STOs, though is not directly involved with STOs in LCR.

The Independent Chair will work with Kindred’s senior leaders to develop Kindred as a Community Interest Company (CIC) from its first year of operation. That will include appointing a new Board and team by autumn this year, working in partnership with LCR Combined Authority, Power to Change and a network of 200+ STOs. The role is expected to start from summer 2021, taking over from the Interim Independent Chair who has overseen the set-up of Kindred during 2020/21, alongside Kindred’s Core Team and an Interim Board.

The time commitment for the role is expected to be up to three days a month during Kindred’s set-up phase this year and, more typically, around two days month into next year, when Kindred is established.

For more information on the role and how to apply take a look at the candidate pack here. You’ll also find an equal opportunities monitoring form, which you’ll need to submit with your application.

The deadline for applications has been extended from 31 March to 5pm on 9 April to support Kindred’s wide promotion of this new opportunity through its growing networks.

Apply by email to by 5pm on 9 April 2021.

The interview will take place on 4 or 5 May, and will be confirmed nearer the time.

We look forward to hearing from you.