Seeking Trustees

Seeking Trustees

Trustee/Governor
J68200
At a glance

Skills

  • Digital Trustees
  • Social media marketing
  • Accountancy / Auditing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial management
  • Commissioning / Contracting
  • Database / CRM development
  • Digital and IT strategy
  • Software and web development

Where

London, E1 0SG
Mainly at home, or mainly at the office.
Travel limit? No

Time

Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
It is expected that fulfilling the role of Trustee will require the equivalent of approximately 8 days per year.

Deadline

30 Sep 2020

We offer a tailored and integrated service for unpaid carers. We are always looking for ways to improve our offer to empower those caring for others. We are therefore seeking motivated and committed individuals to join our Board. 

What will you be doing?

We have an established, skilled and experienced Board of Trustees but recognise we need to broaden our knowledge of income generation, organisational development and digital communications.  We are therefore seeking motivated and committed individuals to join our Board. 

If you have recent working knowledge in this area and are interested in making a positive difference for carers and their families in Tower Hamlets then we would like to hear from you.

It is important to us that our Board reflects the diversity of the carers we serve.  We welcome applicants from all sections of our community irrespective of age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or other personal circumstances.

Timescales and Fees

It is expected that fulfilling the role of Trustee will require the equivalent of approximately 8 days per year.

The role of Trustee of the Carers Centre is voluntary, although reasonable out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed according to the rates agreed by the Board.

What are we looking for?

Following an open, competitive tendering process we were awarded the commissioned local authority carers support contract for Tower Hamlets. The new service began on 1 November 2018 and addresses the needs of all carers, therefore providing an integrated service for both young adult and adult carers, so anywhere between 16 and 95 years of age.

We have an established, skilled and experienced Board of trustees but recognise we need to broaden our knowledge and understanding income generation and financial management.  We are therefore seeking motivated and committed individuals to join the Board. 

If you have recent working knowledge in this area and are interested in making a positive difference for young carers and their families in Tower Hamlets then we would like to hear from you.

It is important to us that our Board reflects the diversity of the beneficiaries of our work, as such we aim to recruit a Board which reflects the people we are supporting.  So, we welcome applicants from all sections of our community irrespective of age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or other personal circumstances.

What difference will you make?

As a Trustee, you will contribute to the strategic direction of the Carers Centre and ensure its services are having a positive impact on carers in Tower Hamlets. It’s a vital and stimulating role, ensuring the charity is not only reaching its goals, but is forward-thinking and running as efficiently as possible. Working closely with the Chief Executive you will set the direction of the organisation and make key decisions on how the charity operates to meets its goals and moves it forward.

What's in it for the volunteer?

Being a Trustee is a great way to enhance your professional development goals while making a difference to a cause that is meaningful to you. It allows you to develop new skills or apply existing skills to new real-life situations, meet new people and network—all whilst bringing a sense of fulfilment to yourself and those you are helping.

Before you apply

To apply, applicants should submit a short CV and covering letter saying why they wish to become a Trustee for the Carers Centre, Tower Hamlets. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed by two Trustees and the Chief Executive who will make a recommendation to the full Board. Closing date 30 September 2020
Causes
  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Children / families
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Counselling / advice
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Human rights
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Men
  • Mental health
  • Older people / later life
  • Physical disabilities
  • Poverty relief
  • Social care
  • Women
  • Young people
  • We improve the lives of carers and by extension, the lives of those they care for. A caring role can  often be very stressful, daunting, frustrating, and emotionally and physically exhausting. As...