Third Sector Leeds is Recruiting an Independent Chair

TSL is seeking to appoint a dynamic individual as Independent Chair to support us realise our vision 'a third sector that keeps Leeds thriving’.

Leeds has a vibrant and diverse third sector which currently faces huge opportunities and significant challenges. As the strategic forum for the sector, TSL works to ensure the needs and interests of the third sector are effectively represented across the city.

Through the direction of the TSL Leadership Group, we run an ongoing programme of activity designed to both support the sector and advocate for it at a strategic level.  

Due to the departure of the current Chair, Dr Sally Hayes, we are looking to appoint an individual who can continue to provide independent scrutiny, challenge, leadership and strategic vision to TSL as we move forward.  To find out more about the role, please review the role description.  

Interested but want to know more?
Dr Sally Hayes, the outgoing Chair of TSL, is available and happy to discuss the role with any interested candidates. Please email      

Drop in Session Voluntary Action Leeds (who provide support to TSL) are also holding a drop-in session for interested candidates on Thursday 22 June between 12 noon and 3pm, at Stringer House, Lupton Street, Leeds LS10 2QW.  

Feel free to come along and find out more about the work of TSL and the role of the Chair - Please email if you plan on calling in.      

Kindly note, that due to the importance of ensuring the role retains its independence, The Chair should not currently be employed by a third sector organisation in Leeds

Please note that £3000 will be available towards expenses to fulfil this role. This payment is inclusive of all travel and transport costs and can be shared with the TSL Deputy Chair depending on the allocation of duties.    

Role description
Application Form

The closing date for applications is:
Monday 3 July at 5pm.

Please note that shortlisting will take place shortly after, with interviews scheduled to take place w/c 17 July.    

Completed application forms should be emailed to