Trustee - Carers' Support - Canterbury, Dover & Thanet
Organisation: Carers' Support - Canterbury, Dover & Thanet
Vacancy Type: Trustee
Deadline: 6th March 2019
Region: South East
Do you share our ambition of improving the lives of people caring for others? Are you looking for Board-level experience and training?
Our charity in East Kent provides information and support services to Carers. We are seeking Trustees to expand our Board in readiness for the next phase of our development.
A Carer is someone who looks after a family member, partner, friend or neighbour who due to physical or mental illness, disability, age related difficulties or an addiction cannot manage without support. (A Carer is not the same as a paid care worker). In Kent alone, over 151,000 people are Carers, with 3 in 5 of us becoming Carers at some stage in our lives and many juggling caring and paid work. It is vital that Carers have access to information and support and are recognised for their valuable contribution to society.
In the coming years we expect to significantly increase our range of services and sources of income. As part of this new strategic focus, and to ensure a balance of skills and experience on the Board, we are particularly looking to recruit Trustees with a background in one of the following areas:
- Human resource management knowledge and expertise.
- Digital transformation experience, and good IT skills and expertise.
- Legal experience, particularly within the social care, health and voluntary sectors.
- Experience of fundraising, commissioning or bid writing.
- Marketing and/or Public Relations.
For more information about the role and person specification please visit our website to view our information pack.
If you don't have these particular skills but feel you can contribute to helping us create a better life for carers in East Kent, and that your background could be useful to us, please do still get in touch.
We will ask you to send us your CV and a covering letter explaining why you want to join us as a Trustee and what skills and experience you can bring.
If you would like a confidential discussion about being a Trustee or the application process our Chair, Paul Curd will be happy to organise a conversation.
Trustee roles are voluntary but out of pocket expenses are reimbursed.