Trustee

Carers Centre for Brighton & Hove

Register your Interest

We are looking to recruit Trustees to the Carers Centre's Board of Trustees. We are fortunate to have a diverse and dynamic board and are interested in receiving new applications from those with skills and experience in Finance or Equalities. Trustees should ensure:

  • The Carers Centre complies with its governing document, charity law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
  • The Carers Centre  pursues its objects as defined in its governing document and that resources are only expended in pursuit of these objects
  • The financial stability of The Carers Centre for Brighton & Hove.Trustees are required to provide strategic direction to the organisation, such as setting overall policy, defining goals, and evaluating performance against agreed targets. In addition, they should appoint the Director and monitor their performance.

Skills

Our goal is to have a balanced Board which reflects our activities and our supporters, and who between them have the range of skills and experience necessary for the effective running of the organisation.

We are interested in receiving applications from those with skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Finance
  • Equalities.

Trustees should also be able to demonstrate:

  • A commitment to the charity and a willingness to devote the necessary time and efforts
  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
  • The ability to critically analyse information
  • An ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • A willingness to speak their mind.


Benefits

Benefits to the volunteer:

  1. Put your skills and expertise to use and make a lasting difference to a cause you care about.
  2. Learn about the management and strategy side of charities by taking on a leadership role.
  3. Work with new and interesting people from diverse background.

Practical Considerations

Meetings are primarily held at our office which has disabled access: 18 Bedford Place, Brighton, BN1 2PT

When do I need to be available?

Details Trustees are required to attend five meetings a year, in Brighton, that last about 2 hours. Additionally, trustees meet for one half day to attend the yearly trustee/staff away day.
Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Where does this role take place?

The Carers Centre for Brighton & Hove
18 Bedford Place
Brighton
BN1 2PT

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
    We have a wheelchair ramp
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
    We have an Equal Opportunities Policy Statement
  • Expenses
    Reasonable travel and out of pocket expenses
  • Health and Safety
    The Carers Centre has CHAS health and safety accreditation and successful applicants will have access to our risk assessment processes
  • Induction
    Successful applicants will be supported thorugh their induction by the Chairperson, company secretary and at least one other trustee. The process includes awareness raising about our work, charity governance information and the chance to meet other trustees prior to attending formal meetings.
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
    We have public liability, employers liability and professional indemnity insurance that covers trustee/volunteer activities.
  • Other
    We have up to date safeguarding policies for both children and vulnerable adults
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
    Must be 18+. We activley encourage those from ethnic minority backgrounds and/or the LGBTQ+ community to apply as we seek to ensure that we have a representative board of trustees.
  • Support on Offer
    The Chairperson of the board and the company secretary/CEO will offer support to Trustees as necessary. There is also a good level of informal peer support amongst other members.
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
    We are open to applications from anyone who brings skills and experience in the aforementioned areas (finance and equalities). We will adapt our training, induction and support offers to suit candidates wiht these skills
  • Training
    Appropriate training will be offered to trustees based on their experience and knowledge