Charity trustee with particular interest in finance

Carers’ Resource is looking for two new Trustees to join the board.

The Board is particularly interested in adding trustees who have substantial experience in charity or public sector finance.

Among other responsibilities, Board members: Ensure that the organisation complies with its governing documents, charity law, company law and other relevant legislation or regulations; Support the leadership team in giving strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy and defining goals; Work with each other to establish performance targets for the organisation.

If you think this could be you, please get in touch! If you know someone else you think might be ideal for our board – pass this on to them!

Whatever your background or experience, being a trustee is interesting and rewarding. The minimum commitment is six meetings a year, plus time to read papers and reports.

Trustee must have:

  • A commitment to the Carers’ Resource
  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
  • Integrity
  • Strategic vision
  • Good, independent judgement
  • An ability to think creatively
  • A willingness to speak their mind
  • And understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trustees

Experience:

  • Experience of managing organisations
  • An understanding of carers’ needs and awareness of current issues affecting carers
  • Experience of managing and developing projects
  • Experience of working with black, minority ethnic communities

Skills and abilities

  • Able to manage complex situations and be solution focused
  • Skilled communicator and negotiator
  • Organisational abilities, an ordered systematic approach to work and an eye for detail
  • Experience or knowledge of the role played by statutory, private and voluntary sectors and the way they operate and of community care issues.

Other requirements: An understanding of the need for confidentiality, sensitivity and a non judgemental attitude. Capacity to engage, inspire and motivate colleagues.

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