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.
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.
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
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
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.