Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees

At a glance


  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning


Tiverton, Devon, EX16 5LY
Mainly at home
Travel limit? 10 miles


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week
We hope the volunteer will stay for some time and remain head of the charity. Most important commitment would be to monthly Board Meetings.


30 Jun 2022

We are a Mid Devon charity dedicated to supporting carers in our community. We are lookin for a chair to replace the present ocupant who wishes to retire.

What will you be doing?

The chair would be responsible for producing a monthly agenda for and chair the monthly meeting of trustees, to understand and promote the purposes of the Unite carers in Mid Devon. The person would act as line manager for the General Manager who would carry out all the day to day running of the charity. The chair would also act as figurehead for Unite and be the first point of contact with outside organisations. The work involved would not be onerous and decision taken would depend  largely on monthly reports submitted to the Board by the three staff members .

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a friendly person with experience in Governance / Strategic development and planning, who can assert authority without upsetting in a firm and informed way. A person who wishes to put back something into society and who is prepared to interest themselves in the area of caring ideally with personal experience of such circumstances.

What difference will you make?

There are millions of care in the UK and a substantial number in Mid Devon itself. By providing the service that we do we are certain that we are improving the quality of life of all carers who come to us for help. We are always open to suggestion on ways in which this service can be improved and would welcom a new voice in the fold/

What's in it for the volunteer?

We hope that the person getting involved as a volunteer with Unite will get job satisfaction and the very relief belief that they are helping thein less fortunate member of our community. 

A few more details


Before you apply


  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Local / community
  • Older people / later life
  • Social care
  • Young people
  • We support unpaid carers in Mid Devon young and adult. In the case of young carers we offer respite through monthly club nights in three locations in our area and outings to places of interest and...