Care for the Carers
We wish to recruit new members to join our Board of Trustees
Care for the Carers’ vision is to improve the quality of carers’ lives by helping the local community recognise and value the role of carers, and by enabling carers to access the services and support they require. We are working to make sure that no one is left to care alone.
We need people who can help direct Care for the Carers towards achieving its mission and ensure the organisation is effectively managed. You will need to be able to make a commitment to Care for the Carers and devote the necessary time, have strategic vision, independent judgement, an ability to think creatively and a willingness to speak your mind.
You will be helping a dynamic and developing charity, which makes a huge difference to local people’s lives, often at the time when they need it the most.
Ideally, our new Trustees will also have skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:
- Human Resources
- Legal Expertise
- Marketing & Fundraising
- Media & Communication
- Health and/or Social Care
- Finance (we are currently seeking a new Treasurer)
We are actively working to increase the diversity of our Board, and are keen to receive applications from people who can contribute a variety of perspectives, experiences and skills, reflecting the rich cultural diversity of East Sussex. For example, you might have experience of being a carer, young carer or young adult carer, you may identify as LGBT or be part of a black, Asian or minority ethnic community.
- You will be involved in shaping the future strategy of a local dynamic charity that has been supporting unpaid carers for over 30 years.
- Develop essential skills with your involvement with an experienced and supportive Board.
- Your involvement will help the thousands of unpaid carers in your local area get the help and support they need to fulfil their caring roles.
We pay all Trustees’ travel expenses, provide an induction into Care for the Carers’ work, and ongoing support.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.
When do I need to be available?
|Details||Our Board meetings are held every other month in Eastbourne. Board members are encouraged to become part of a sub-committee, but this is not mandatory. Our Annual General Meeting is on Thursday 26th September 2019.|
Where does this role take place?
8 St Leonards Road
- Civic Responsibility and Communities
- Families and Parenting
- Health and Social Care
- Older People
- Young People
- Trusteeship and Committee Work
We would be happy to look at making reasonable adjustments for anyone with additional needs.
- Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
Travel expenses are paid.
- Health and Safety
- Insurance Cover for Volunteers
Appropriate for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BME, Women only)
- Suitable for a group of volunteers