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Chair of Trustees Camphill Devon Community

Lead the Board of an organisation working in partnership with people with learning disabilities to support them to achieve the life they want.

  • Location: Hapstead Village, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0JN
  • Salary: Reasonable expenses paid
  • Closing date: Rolling application

Nestled on the outskirts of Dartmoor National Park, Camphill Devon offers registered residential accommodation at Hapstead Village. Our commitment extends to supported living in the Teignbridge and South Hams areas of Devon. At Hapstead, six houses create a stimulating and supportive home environment where person-centred approaches empower everyone to lead active and fulfilling lives.

Through fostering a sense of community and employing person-centred approaches, our mission at Camphill Devon is to support adults with learning disabilities and autism in achieving the lifestyle they desire. We believe in creating a space where people can both give and receive support, promoting a rich sense of community.

As our current Chair’s term comes to an end in 2024, we are looking for a new Chair to lead the Board and play a role in steering the strategic direction of Camphill Devon. Your leadership will be instrumental in ensuring that our commitment to enhancing the spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being of each individual we support is at the forefront. With a deep respect for individual needs, you’ll contribute to the flourishing community life that defines Camphill Communities worldwide.

We are in search of a compassionate and experienced leader who shares our commitment to enriching the lives of those with learning disabilities. We are looking for a Chair who is a leader and can support our Board as we move through our next strategic phase. Our new Chair will be passionate about supporting people and will provide leadership, challenge and support to the team.

Including quarterly board meetings, annual strategy away day, regular meetings with our Chief Executive and Trustees, attending events and ad hoc discussion and preparation, we expect the likely time commitment to be the equivalent of 2-3 days a month.


For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultant at Peridot Partners:

Jennifer Horan | jennifer@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07519 070497

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About Camphill Devon Community

Camphill Devon provides accommodation and support to adults with a learning disability.

We offer registered residential accommodation at Hapstead Village in a beautiful setting on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park. Supported living is also provided in the Teignbridge and South Hams area of Devon.

At Hapstead, people live in six houses, which provide a stimulating home environment. Through our person-centred approaches, everyone is encouraged to live an active and fulfilling life. Our aim is to support people to achieve the lifestyle they want, benefiting from a sense of community where people can support and be supported by others.

As well as supporting people at Hapstead, Camphill Devon also supports people who have tenancies in the local area.

Camphill Devon is an independent charity with our own governing body. We are an Association of Camphill Communities member and part of the worldwide Camphill movement. The movement was founded in 1940 when Dr Karl Koenig and his co-founders developed a mutually supportive model for community life based on the principles of the late Dr Rudolf Steiner.

In common with other Camphill Communities, we support people in all aspects of their lives, including the spiritual, emotional, and physical health of each individual, and we provide a community life where individual needs are mutually respected.

Learn more about Camphill Devon Community

Thank you for your interest in this role. Please download the Role Description and Person Specification.

To formally apply, please submit a CV and supporting statement (ideally maximum 2 sides of A4 each) that clearly outlines your suitability for the role against the criteria provided in the person specification, including your interest and motivation in applying for this position.

Please ensure that your application is emailed to response@peridotpartners.co.uk inserting “Camphill Devon Community – Chair” into the subject field.

For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultant at Peridot Partners:

Jennifer Horan | jennifer@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07519 070497

As a sector-leading executive search consultancy, we know the importance of creating recruitment processes which are fair, inclusive and free from bias. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a process that values differences.

If you have a disability that meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the ‘essential’ criteria described in the person specification, please let us know.

If you experience any technical or accessibility difficulties, need help making an application, or have any additional support that needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection process, please let us know.

Recruitment selection processes are based on evidence of competence stated in the person specification and in relation to our values.


Equal Opportunities Monitoring

Peridot and Camphill Devon Community are committed to promoting equality and diversity. To help us raise awareness and support a culture that is diverse and recognises and develops the potential of all, we need to appreciate the profile of candidates who apply for positions. We will send you an equality monitoring survey at the point of receiving your application, in the interview phase and at the time of placement. This ensures that our processes remain inclusive and equitable throughout, and provides us with important data to help us showcase our impact. The information will be treated confidentially and anonymously and will help us to support our commitment to fair recruitment practice. All information provided will be held in the strictest confidence and will not be shared with anyone, in line with the new Data Protection Act 2018 launched on 25 May 2018. The information provided does not form part of the decision-making process and will not affect your application.


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