CSW today supports around 12,000 carers. It is entering an exciting new phase, and is hoping to recruit three Trustees, with expertise or a combination of Legal, Finance, Digital and Young People.
Legal and Governance - Carer Support Wiltshire is seeking a Trustee with the knowledge and understanding to maintain an oversight on the charity’s activities at a strategic level;
Financial Expertise- A Trustee with accountancy knowledge and experience to maintain an oversight on CSW activities at a strategic level and to contribute well-informed views, constructive challenge and a commitment to best practice;
Knowledge of the charity sector and charity SORP would be a great help.
Digital - A Trustee who understands the opportunities that emerging technology can bring to the delivery of our support and services for carers a
We are seeking a Trustee with experience of working in a statutory or non-statutory organisation with vulnerable children and young people. In particular with some understanding of issues raised by offering services to this cohort, including safeguarding and the need to include vulnerable children and young people in developing creative solutions.
Time Commitment - The average time commitment of these roles will be one day per month. This includes 5 full board meetings per year whilst subcommittees meet quarterly. There is one trustee away day per year and a number of events which require the attendance of staff, volunteers and trustees. All successful candidates are expected to sit on relevant sub-committees.
Whilst the above skills and experience are actively sought, CSW is interested in applicants who believes they can contribute meaningfully to the organisation.
Carer Support Wiltshire has undergone a transformation in recent years, created as four smaller district charities merged to form the large county wide organisation which today supports around 12,000 carers. It is entering an exciting new phase, building new projects, diversifying income sources in its goal of ensuring Wiltshire carers are well supported and is now looking to recruit three Trustees, ideally with expertise in the all or a combination of the following areas:
Whilst the above skills and experience are actively sought, Carer Support Wiltshire is interested in applicants from a wide variety of working, geographical and cultural backgrounds and would welcome applications from anyone who believes they can contribute meaningfully to the organisation.
We are currently looking to appoint three high calibre trustees to add capacity and expertise to our vibrant team. As a member of our Board of Trustees you will have the opportunity to make a real difference to carers lives through quality governance, development and monitoring of CSW’s strategic goals, and supporting our team and volunteers in the delivery of our services. Trustees will need to demonstrate passion and enthusiasm for the vision, mission and values of Carer Support Wiltshire, and work well as part of a committed team.
From Trustees of Carer Support Wiltshire - “My time as a Trustee is coming to an end but I want CSW to be in safe hand for Carers of the future. CSW is still quite unique in the way it serves the largely disregarded role of the Carer. Add to that the increasing financial constraints within the NHS and Social Services and it becomes clear that CSW must continue, and in doing so look for more innovative ways of working.”
As a trustee at CSW you have a real opportunity to offer your unique skill set to help the strategic progression of the charity. With a friendly, committed and determined trustee team working closely with staff and volunteers, CSW values creative ideas and new ways of working to ensure unpaid carers in Wiltshire are supported and engaged.