Appointment Details

Action Against Gambling Harms

Job Title: Chair

Job Reference:AAKAFA

Closing Date: Monday 1 Jun 2020

There are an estimated 450,000 problem gamblers in the UK today, and addiction to gambling impacts an increasing number of individuals and their families, with devastating and often tragic consequences. Action against Gambling Harms (AGH) is a brand new, independent organisation that aims to eliminate problem gambling from society. Having secured £100 million for the first four years of its existence alone, the charity will fund world-leading projects in research, preventative education and treatment.

The Committee in charge of establishing the charity is now looking to appoint the inaugural Chair for AGH. This is a rare opportunity to lead in the creation of an important new charity aiming to make a real, positive impact on society and on people’s lives.

The first appointment to AGH, the Chair will lead the work on the organisational design of the new charity, creating a strong culture of integrity and independence from the gambling sector. The Chair will provide overall leadership to the Board of Trustees, ensuring it fulfils its responsibilities for governance and strategic direction of the charity. The Chair will also appoint the Chief Executive and work closely with that individual and the Board in setting the vision for AGH.

The Chair will bring board-level leadership experience, ideally including as chair, in a complex and high-profile environment. You will be able to demonstrate independence and integrity, and exceptional communication and influencing abilities as the public face of the charity to a range of senior stakeholders. With experience overseeing complex finances, you will understand good governance and have the strategic abilities to lead the Board. The Chair must not have any connection with the gambling sector.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Action against Gambling Harms on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference AAKAFA. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Monday, 1 June 2020.


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