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Trustee

Employer
Carers in Hertfordshire
Location
SG14 1AX, Hertford
Salary
Unpaid voluntary role
Closing date
11 May 2021

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Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Function
Consultancy / Strategy
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Job Details

Carers in Hertfordshire provides advice, information and support to unpaid carers - people looking after someone who is elderly, disabled, has a physical or mental illness or who misuses drugs or alcohol.

Ensuring Hertfordshire's carers are identified, supported and stay well, is at the heart of our work. We give carers a voice with opportunities to meet other carers. We also enable carers to share their views or experiences with those providing or planning health and social care services in Hertfordshire.

We support carers of all ages - children and adults - if they live, work or care in Hertfordshire. Our services are provided free to carers.

We are looking for passionate, committed and enthusiastic individuals who are invested in Carers needs and can make a positive contribution to the work and development of the organisation.

Role summary

As a voluntary position (non remunerated though reasonable expenses will be claimable), Trustees are tasked with supporting the senior management team and Chief Executive to manage the strategic direction and finances of the organisation ensuring that we deliver a range of support services to unpaid Carers throughout Hertfordshire in a sustainable manner and which has a lasting and positive effect on caring roles.

Person description

Whether you are an experienced trustee or want to take the first steps at Board level we want to hear from you. The Board of Trustees are particularly interested in receiving applications from Carers, ethnic minority communities, younger adults and people identifying as LGBTQ+.

Additionally, we are looking for trustees with skills in one or more of the following areas

  • Legal
  • Equality/Inclusion

What's in it for the volunteer?

As a Trustee you will have:

  • The chance to improve the wellbeing of Carers
  • Induction, training & reimbursable expenses
  • Opportunities for personal development
  • Influence strategic direction and shape certain projects
  • Networking opportunities with specialists and supporters

Time commitment

Six Board meetings a year, attendance at one sub-committee meeting four/five times a year, two director days and ad hoc committee meetings.

Most meetings are held during the working day.

Meetings are currently held on zoom.

How to apply

Please contact us initially via the Reach platform for an application pack.

We can also arrange an informal chat with our Chair of Trustees.

Deadline: 9th May 2021.

We envisage arranging interviews with shortlisted candidates from the 31st May 2021.

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.  

For volunteers and charities

Whether you are an organisation that wants to find a volunteer with particular skills or a new trustee, or an individual who has a skill you want to offer, you can:

  • join the community as a volunteer or as a charity and create a profile
  • explore roles and profiles
  • 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

We also work with other organisations including:

  • businesses, supporting their staff into rewarding volunteer or board positions
  • funders, supporting their grantees.

Read more about our partnerships.

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