Vacancy for Chair of the Small Business Charter Management Board

We welcome expressions of interest in becoming the Chair of the Small Business Charter management board.

Chair of the Management Board Scope of Responsibilities, Experience and Knowledge


  • Chair and participate in quarterly management board meetings
  • Oversee the planning of a programme of activity for each financial year
  • Lead the team ensuring the management board works effectively towards the strategic objectives
  • Work closely with the Executive Director of the Small Business Charter
  • Participate in reviewing the assessor team recommendations for awarding Charters to universities business schools
  • Promote the activities of the Small Business Charter publicly and across professional networks
  • Uphold the governance and ethics of the Small Business Charter, in accordance with the Royal Charter
  • The chair of the management board is not remunerated and is not normally compensated for travel expenses

Experience and knowledge:

It is essential that the chair has:

  • proven experience working with or for an SME
  • proven experience and an appreciation of working with a business school
  • sufficient gravitas to command respect from SME and business school communities

It is desirable that the chair has:

  • Experience of working with policy makers
  • An understanding of wider university – business school collaboration
  • An understanding of regional and national economic development in relation to SMEs

The full job description is available here

Expressions of interest and a CV should be submitted by 5pm on 1st January 2016, to:

Meenal Datar, Small Business Charter Operations Manager at or call 020 7634 9586