Trustees for Carers' Charity

Trustees for Carers' Charity

Trustee/Governor
J57204
At a glance

Skills

  • Accountancy
  • Accountancy (part qualified)
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial management
  • Business development
  • Commissioning / contracting
  • Fundraising strategy
  • Researching funders / writing proposals
  • Legal
  • Governance

Where

Glasgow, West Central Scotland, G32 9AT
Mainly at the office
Travel limit? No limit

Time

Mostly during office hours Board meetings are held every six weeks and last around two hours.

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.   

What will you be doing?

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:

  1. Ensure GEECC complies with its objectives, charity law and any other relevant legislation or regulations;
  2. To work with and support staff to ensure income generation is maintained;
  3. To contribute knowledge of funding techniques and strategies;
  4. To support staff in growing the Home Care division in a structured and sustainable model;
  5. To support the charity's steering group which is made up of carers;
  6. To support staff in HR matters.

 

What are we looking for?

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:

  1. An understanding of legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship;
  2. An understanding of the UK charity sector, good governance, OSCR, Companies House, etc;
  3. An understanding of finance and accounting;
  4. HR experience;
  5. Business development experience;
  6. Social care experience.

What difference will you make?

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.

What's in it for the volunteer?

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.

Causes
  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Children / families
  • Counselling / advice
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Local / community
  • Men
  • Mental health
  • Older people / later life
  • Physical disabilities
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Social care
  • Women
  • Glasgow East End Community Carers (GEECC) is a long established charity in the East End of Glasgow, an area of multiple deprivation. The main objectives of the organisation are to provide a range...