Glasgow East End Community Carers (GEECC) is a long established charity supporting unpaid carers. We are based in Shettleston in the east end of Glasgow, an area of multiple deprivation.
GEECC supports unpaid carers and operates two distinct divisions. The Carers Hub provides support for carers and the Home Care division is on the Glasgow City Council framework agreement and operates a commercially based Home Care service employing around 70 care workers. Any surplus generated from the Home Care division provides resources to the Hub thus enabling the Hub to provide a range of services including emotional support to carers in their caring role, helping carers maximise their income and reducing isolation of carers by delivering social events and facilitating groups etc.
The main responsibilities for GEECC trustees are as follows:
The most important quality we are looking for in a trustee is a commitment to the objectives of GEECC, ie to support unpaid carers in the east end of Glasgow.
Our ideal trustee is someone who has knowledge of business and a social conscience. Skills would encompass one or more of the following:
Strong governance is essential for a charity, especially one operating in the social care sector.
As a trustee you will be contributing to that by ensuring that appropriate policies and procedures are in place and are being followed. We firmly believe that our Home Care division can be developed and expanded, with surplus funds generated contributing to ensuring the sustainability of the Carers Hub.
This is an opportunity to work with a well established charity and to make a real difference to the lives of unpaid carers in the east end of Glasgow.
In addition, your skills and experience will be invaluable in developing our Home Care division.