Trustee (with older people's nursing or residential care home experience)

Guild Care

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Main Duties
• To lead by example in displaying Guild Care’s values and leadership behaviours
• To ensure that Guild Care complies with and pursues its objects as defined within its Memorandum and Articles (governing document)
• To ensure that Guild Care complies with charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations that affect its operation
• To ensure that Guild Care uses its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects, i.e. that the charity does not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objects, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are
• To contribute actively to the Board of Trustees’ role in giving clear strategic direction, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performances against those agreed targets
• To oversee the effective and efficient administration of Guild Care services
• To ensure the financial stability and sustainability of Guild Care.


  • Extensive operational management experience of residential or nursing care homes for older people
  • A commitment to Guild Care’s vision and mission
  • Understanding and adopting Guild Care’s values and leadership behaviours
  • Integrity, strategic vision, and sound judgement
  • A willingness to devote the necessary time to the role
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Understanding of the legal responsibilities and liabilities of a trustee
  • Satisfactory DBS check.


Benefits include:

  • Training sessions provided for the benefit of trustees
  • Engage with the organisation by visiting services and meeting staff, volunteers and service users
  • Contribute specific skills, interests and contacts and support the organisation in fundraising activities

Practical Considerations

Meetings are usually 2 hours every month.

  • Training, reading reports, visiting services, and attending additional events or meetings would typically be between 1 and 2 hours a week.
  • Parking provided.
  • Accessible via all public transport.

When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening

Where does this role take place?

Methold House
North Street
West Sussex
BN11 1DU

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  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • 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)
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training