Encompass Dorset
09 Nov 2018
15 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Encompass Dorset is an established registered charity based in West & North Dorset. We provide accommodation and support to adults with learning disabilities and enduring mental health issues.

We are currently seeking applications from individuals who would have the time and commitment to join our Board of Trustees.

We would like interested people to help Encompass achieve its objectives, helping us to ensure that everyone receiving our support enjoys a high quality of life.

We are looking for applicants who:

Have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in Finance at Board or Director Level in a medium to large company. The experience could be in the private, voluntary or public sector.
Have an empathy or experience with people with learning difficulty or mental health issues. (Experience would be an advantage but not essential).
Can provide a balanced view point to help manage and shape the organisation.
Share Encompass' ethos and commitment to promoting the well-being and quality of life of our service users.

You will have a strong commitment to our purpose and values, with independent judgment, the ability to think creatively and a willingness to speak out when required.

The role would require you:

To attend 3 hour Board meetings every alternate month in Dorchester, plus occasional sub-committee meetings as necessary.
To participate in quality monitoring visits of our services, meeting the people we support and our staff teams and providing feedback to the senior management team.
To engage in the discussion of papers and ideas by email.
To visit our clients in suitable venues at least twice a year supported by other Trustees.
To spare some additional time to support our Finance and senior team when available.

We welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

Although not remunerated, you would be reasonably reimbursed for all expenses incurred in carrying out your duties.

For an informal chat or further information please ring Chris (Board Chairman) on 07866146253

Please visit our website

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