Volunteering

Trustees for Carers First

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 22/06/2020

Closing Date: 27/07/2020

Job description

About the role

Carers First is a growing charity providing tailored information, advice and support to young people and adults who look after a relative or friend who could not manage without their help. We currently serve carers in six areas in the South East, London, East Midlands and East of England. Due to the expansion of our services and a review of our governance arrangements we are now looking to strengthen our board of trustees. With a new CEO and Chair, you will be joining the board at an exciting time of change and development for Carers First as we work on our new strategy.

As a member of the board of trustees, you will have the opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives by helping overall governance, development and monitoring of our strategic goals, and supporting the team and volunteers in the delivery of our programmes.

Who we’re looking for

Applicants will need to demonstrate that they have appropriate skills and experience, enjoy a collegiate working style and support the charity’s mission to support carers. Applicants will evidence that they have the personal skills to contribute successfully at a strategic level as an effective Board member, contributing to discussions, helping the charity think of new and improved ways of doing things and expanding and developing services.

The charity is especially, but not exclusively, looking for individuals who can offer senior functional experience in the following areas:

  • Finance
  • Fundraising/Campaigning
  • NHS/Local Government
  • Legal

New Trustees are appointed for initial term of three years, renewable twice subject to satisfactory attendance and performance and by mutual agreement. Meetings of the whole Board will take place once every two months.

Carers First is keen to achieve greater diversity among our Board of Trustees so we welcome applications regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age.

For more information and to apply, please visit the job page on Peridot’s website via the application method on this site.

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