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Barnet Mencap
35 Hendon Lane
Finchley, London N3 1RT
Tel: 020 8349 3842
Fax: 020 8349 2192

We're looking for a new Chair of the Board

BMLogoBarnet Mencap is a thriving medium-sized charity for people with learning disabilities and people with autism or Aspergers and their family carers.

We are looking for someone willing to join the Board and assume the role of Chair as soon as possible.



  • to provide leadership of the Board
  • to liaise with the Chief Executive
  • to take an active interest in the work of Barnet Mencap
  • to offer support and encouragement to all staff
  • to chair Board meetings which are held bi-monthly at our office in Finchley and usually last between 2 and 2 ½ hours.

Useful Skills/Experience

  • a background in a management role
  • committee work
  • experience of chairing meetings
  • an ability to exercise umbrella vision
  • sensitivity to the different roles/responsibilities of staff and directors

This is a voluntary post but reasonable out of pocket expenses will be paid.

To find out about the Duties and Responsibilities of the Board of Directors, please click here.

To find out Barnet Mencap's organisation structure, please click here. For more information about Barnet Mencap, please click here.

If you are interested in applying, please fill in this application form. Please return it, alongside our Equalities Monitoring Form, if you're like to apply for the role, to

An enhanced DBS check will be required for successful applicants.

We are also looking for Trustees to join our Board

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