06 Jul 2018 | Posted In Money advice news

The Money Advice Liaison Group (known as MALG), formed in 1987, is a not-for-profit UK membership organisation whose purpose is to galvanise organisations to ‘work together to improve the lives of people with problem debt’.

Liz Barclay, the current MALG Chair, has been in the role for coming up to three years and we are now starting the process to identify her successor.

We are looking for an individual who is passionate about improving the lives of people in problem debt; someone with influencing skills and ambition to bring together creditors, advice bodies, policy makers and others active in the debt sector, to share best practice, insight and understanding in an open, non-judgemental forum.

The Chair should bring exceptional leadership skills and an ability to bring balance in MALG’s work, recognising the diverse interests of those operating with the sector, to deliver on our mission.

This is a dynamic period with a number of changes taking place within the sector that will impact the work of MALG. Working with the Board, Executive Committee and the Executive Officer, the Chair will review the organisation’s strategy and plans in the light of these changes and the need to ensure value is provided for members.

The role is unremunerated but reasonable expenses incurred in fulfilling the Chair’s duties will be reimbursed.

The role

The key responsibilities of the Chair are:

  • To ensure the Board works effectively together and good standards of corporate governance are maintained;
  • To lead regular reviews of the organisations strategy and plans to maximise its effectiveness and value for its members;
  • To ensure MALG is run on a sound financial footing and risks are appropriately managed;
  • To develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders within the sector;
  • To support and mentor the Executive Officer.

Person specification

Candidates for the role should be able to demonstrate:

  • The Chair should be someone known and respected by stakeholders within the sector;
  • A passion for the work of MALG and a vision for its future development;
  • Experience of operating as a director or trustee and an understanding of the requirements of good corporate governance;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and relationship building skills.

Further information

Further information on MALG’s history, its aims and objectives and current activities and membership can be found at: www.malg.org.uk

Board and committee meetings take place quarterly in London with work between meetings usually carried out by telephone or e-mail.  MALG also hosts members meeting and an annual conference.  A time commitment of around two to three days a month would be necessary.

How to apply

Expressions of interest, supported by a current CV, should be sent to info@malg.org.uk.

If you would like an informal chat about the role please contact Liz (liz@lizbarclay.com) or MALG directors Robert Skinner (robert.skinner1@ntlworld.com) or Leigh Berkley (lberkley@arrowglobal.net).