Trustees

Trustees

Trustee/Governor
J62546
At a glance

Skills

  • Digital strategy
  • Digital Trustees
  • Financial management
  • Volunteer management
  • Business advice / analysis
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning

Where

Bath, BA2 9ES
Mainly at the office
Travel limit? The Trustees would ideally be local, but open to candidates from further afield

Time

Either in or out of office hours 4 board meetings a year, based in Bath. Sub committees meet 4 times a year. Expectation to take part in key events and be an active ambassador.

The Bath and North East Somerset Carers’ Centre is looking for up to three new Trustees to join the Board.

What will you be doing?

The Board of Trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity including developing the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.  The Board are also responsible for ensuring the sound legal, financial and people management of the organisation.

Main Accountabilities

  • To determine the overall direction and development of the charity through good governance and clear strategic planning
  • To ensure that the charity and its representatives comply with legal and regulatory requirements and in line with the organisation’s governing document
  • To uphold the fiduciary duty invested in the position, undertaking such duties in a way that adds to public confidence and trust in the charity
  • To act in the best interest of the charity, its beneficiaries and future beneficiaries at all times
  • To take appropriate professional advice in all matters where there may be material risk to the charity, or where the Trustees may be in breach of their duties.  This course of action will ensure the obligation to exercise their duty of care
  • To comply with the Code of Conduct for trustees and the Code of Good Governance for boards

As the board are responsible and liable for the governance and functioning of the charity, they are accountable in varying degrees to a variety of stakeholders, including: service users, members, partners, funders, the Charity Commission and Companies House.

The partnership between the Board and the Chief Executive Officer and other senior staff is essential to the delivery of good governance, with the Board taking the lead on strategic matters and the CEO and staff responsible for the operational delivery.

For further details please see the attached role description.

What are we looking for?

Whether you are an experienced Trustee or wanting to take your first steps at Board level we welcome applications from candidates interested in helping the Charity develop and ensure a sustainable future. Anyone currently in a caring role, or who has experience of such, is particularly encouraged.

We are looking for people who are committed to understanding and improving the lives of unpaid carers. In addition, applicants with an interest or experience in one or more of the following fields would be welcome.

  • Digital & Social Media                       
  • Financial & Accounting
  • Risk Management                  
  • Volunteer Management

Trustees are expected to attend four Board meetings each year held in Bath, in the evening. Our Trustees take an active role in sub committees, which meet four times a year and there is an expectation to take part in key events and be an active ambassador for the Charity.

What difference will you make?

By providing your skills and experience as a Trustee you will help to ensure that the organisation continues to provide invaluable support to carers.

What's in it for the volunteer?

As a Trustee you will have:

  • Induction, training & reimbursable expenses
  • Opportunities to make strategic decisions and develop new skills
  • A real chance to improve the lives of carers

A few more details

Induction, training & reimbursable expenses.

The Carers’ Centre is a registered charity and committed to equality and diversity.

Before you apply

Please submit your CV, along with a covering statement stating why you wish to join the organisation, the skills and experience you would bring the board and any other relevant information.
Causes
  • Counselling / advice
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Older people / later life
  • Physical disabilities
  • Social care
  • Our vision is community where carers of today and tomorrow are fully recognised, valued and supported and have what they need to stay well, in control and feel connected.