Help us grow this small Wiltshire-based charity into a national organisation, reducing loneliness amongst older residents in care homes.
We are looking for a trustee with governance, compliance and administration experience to help us build a solid foundation for expansion over the years to come.
We work to reduce loneliness and isolation amongst older residents in care homes, by matching them with volunteers who (normally) visit on a one-to-one basis. During the pandemic, our wonderful volunteers have been providing virtual visits online, writing letters and cards, and making phone calls.
We are growing fast and have aims to achieve some national presence by 2025. So we are keen to recruit a trustee who can help us ensure that our governance, policies and procedures are robust enough to support our growth. Ideally, you will live in or near Wiltshire, though this may not be essential.
We currently have ten trustees and board meetings are held six times per year, normally in Swindon on a weekday morning. But we could be flexible with remote attendance for the right person.
This trustee will have the main duties of all trustees, together with additional responsibilities for leading on governance and compliance, and for the effective administration of board meetings.
Governance and compliance
Responsible for the efficient adminstration of the charity, particularly compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements:
Responsible for assisting the Chair (and Chief Executive when we have one in the future) to ensure effective board meetings:
We are looking for someone with experience of governance, compliance, setting up and maintaining policies and procedures, and board administration, ideally in a charity. You will have a tidy and organised approach, with careful attention to detail, to keep us on the straight and narrow. A legal or company secretary background could be helpful but is not essential.
No older resident in a care home should be lonely, no matter where they live. We started the charity in Wiltshire and have developed a model which can be rolled out nationally once we have funding and support in place. With your help to ensure we have robust governance and compliance in place, we can bring smiles and friendship through our volunteers' visits to many more people throughout the country.
This is a chance to be in near the start of what we hope will grow into a national endeavour to reduce loneliness and isolation amongst older residents in care homes. We are an enthusiastic and friendly team and we would love to have you with us.