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Trustee with Business Expertise

Employer
Crossroads Care Oxfordshire
Location
Oxford, OX3 0EA
Salary
£0.00 - voluntary
Closing date
16 Mar 2021

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Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Function
Consultancy / Strategy
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Job Details

Being a Crossroads Care Trustee means being part of a forward-thinking and strategically-minded group of individuals who seek collectively to address the needs and aspirations of carers and people with care needs.

Role summary

The Board of Trustees is keen to tap into the wealth of experience people who have worked in the private sector have, including understanding and addressing challenges and obstacles, and being able to respond to local and national trends. The candidate may have experience of running their own business or working in a company. 

Person description

We believe that the challenges of working in the private sector and the solutions found will enhance the way we work as an organisation and improve our resilience as we face the future with all the inherent difficulties that social care faces.  It would be helpful if the candidate has knowledge of the role of a Carer (those who are family/friends) frequently providing substantial levels of care on a daily basis to a family member, neighbour or friend who has significant levels of disability. The cared for may have dementia, physical or learning disability, mental health issues and can be of any age. We provide services across the continuum of need - support NHS nurses discharge children home with complex health needs right through to end of life care for the very elderly or sick.  

Our Trustees believe in the need to support carers and define our goals for the organisation to help these individuals.

We would like the Trustee to have the following experience:

  • Experience of working in the private sector at a management level.
  • Able to demonstrate critical appraisal skills.
  • Experience of developing a business to meet targets and organisational objectives.
  • Experience in problem solving and planning to resolve organisational challenges.
  • Able to apply professional skills to the challenges Crossroad and all of social care will face both currently and into the future.
  • Ability to contribute to the strategic planning and objectives of Crossroads.
  • Understanding of risk management.
  • Working in a team, being a self motivator and willing to share and air views and knowledge.

What's in it for the volunteer?

The Board is made up of a diverse range of individuals; six at present.  We are friendly and highly motivated to ensure Oxfordshire Crossroads is a successful organisation as through its successes we are assured that local residents receive respite and have confidence in us. This is a significant benefit for our members. 

Time commitment

Trustees are expected to attend our Board meetings, usually every 6-8 weeks  for 1 1/2 hrs at the Oxford office, and our annual away day and to contribute to our discussions on the challenges and successes of Oxfordshire Crossroads. Project work will be dependent on Trustees availability.

A few more details

New trustees will be expected to attend a training and orientation session.

Reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

How to apply

All applications should be sent to the TrusteeWorks team. Please provide your CV and cover letter. Your cover letter must outline: a) Why you want to be a Trustee of Crossroads Care Oxfordshire. b) How you meet the role requirements and what added value you anticipate bringing to the Board as trustee. The charity encourages preliminary enquiries from persons interested in the role.

Company

Reach is the leading skills-based volunteering charity in the UK. We are the single biggest source of trustees for the voluntary sector in the UK. Connecting people, skills and good causes is our mission and our passion. 

What we do

We help charities and other non-profits find the skills they need to thrive. Every year hundreds of charities recruit volunteers through our service. These volunteers share their skills as trustees, advisors or mentors, carrying out short term projects or ongoing operational roles.  

Our goal is to create a step change in the quality, range and scale of skills-based volunteering and trusteeship in the UK. We are proud of our growing impact.

Why we do it

Charities can boost their capacity, increase their effectiveness and innovate / find new ways of doing things when volunteers donate their professional skills. Trustees play a crucial role in leading charities and overseeing their work. When the trustee board of a charity has a good mix of skills and professional experience, it can govern more effectively.

By supporting charities to recruit volunteers and trustees with valuable skills, we help charities increase their capacity and strengthen their governance.

How we do it

Our online community inspires people to use their skills for social good. We help organisations to make the most of those skills, to think through their needs and to attract the right person. We believe that communication is important in recruiting trustees and volunteers, so our service encourages dialogue between organisations and individuals. Our service is free to volunteers and to most charities. Find out more about when we charge.  

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  • join the community as a volunteer or as a charity and create a profile
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  • make contact and talk through what you're looking for 
  • make a match.

Our guides and resources help volunteers and good causes make the most of skills-based volunteering.

Other organisations and partners

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Find Us
Telephone
020 3943 9901
Location
Reach Volunteering
17 Oval Way
London
SE11 5RR
United Kingdom
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