Chair of Trustees

Reports to: Board of Trustees
Direct Reports: CEO
Commitment: Approximately 2-4 days per month throughout the year.
Remuneration: The role of Chair is voluntary, although expenses for travel may be claimed.


Charity Purpose

  • Raise funds for research into the cause, prevention and management of dementia.
  • Allocate funding to university research project meeting the highest academics standards.
  • Raising awareness of dementia.


  • Holds the Executive team and the Board to account to:
    - remain focussed solely on the BRACE stated purpose
    - remain compliant with all English and Welsh laws and the regulations of the Charity Commission.
  • Support the Chief Executive in ensuring both the Board members and Executive team work closely together to achieve the agreed strategic objectives.
  • Act (in partnership with the Chief Executive) as an ambassador and the public face of BRACE.

Charity Structure

  • BRACE the charity has a sole Trustee “BRACE Trustee Limited”. All members of the Board are Directors of BRACE Trustee Limited and act as Trustees of BRACE. There are up to 15 directors of BRACE Trustee Limited who for reasons of clarity are called Trustees.
  • The Chair and Trustees are usually appointed for a fixed term of 4 years which can be renewed once, enabling Trustees to serve for a maximum continuous term of 8 years.


  • Board meetings are held 4 times a year plus 1 awayday. Each meeting is +/- 4 hours.
  • There are currently 3 sub-committees of the Board (Scientific Advisory Committee [SAC], Finance and HR). The 3 sub-committees meet no more than one month before the board meetings either in person or on Zoom. SAC reviews applications for grants and makes recommendations to the Board for approval.
  • Board Meetings are generally held in person in the Bristol area, online or hybrid meetings are not encouraged but can be facilitated.

How to Apply

If you would like to know more about the role, have an informal discussion or apply, please contact:

Chair of Trustees, Jane Dare: [email protected]

CEO, Chris Williams: [email protected]

Together we will defeat dementia.

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