About St Anne’s
St Anne’s Community Services is a leading provider of care, support and housing to some of the most vulnerable members of society. Based in Leeds, but operating across the North of England, we have built our reputation as a highly respected social care provider for over 45 years. We are proud to support people with learning disabilities, mental health, homelessness and substance misuse issues to help them achieve their aspirations. Currently 100% of our registered services are rated as “Good” by CQC, well above the national average. We employee over 1,400 staff and have a turnover of over £44 million.
Through our people we strive to make a positive impact to the lives of our clients every day, putting them at the heart of all we do and ensuring our values are reflected in our actions and decisions. We believe in delivering compassionate, caring, person centred support and housing services that are of both a high quality and are value for money. If you also believe in these values, we are keen to hear from you.
We are looking to appoint dynamic, passionate and committed new Non-Executive Directors with a broad skill set from a range of backgrounds who can contribute to the Board. In addition, we are particularly interested in applicants with following specific areas of expertise and experience;
Accounting – where the Director would also join the organisation’s Audit committee.
Pensions – including sitting on our Pensions & Investments committee.
Clinical Governance – including joining the organisation’s Quality and Risk Management committee.
IT/Digital – to support the organisation in the on-going development and implementation of Digital/IT strategy.
Experience of Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Addiction or Homelessness, either through their professional or personal experience, would be advantageous but this is not essential.
We are keen to receive applications from people who help us to better reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. This includes Female candidates, candidates from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicity (BAME) background, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community and individuals living with a disability as well as younger adults.
About the Role
As a non-executive Director, you will use your skills, knowledge and experience to work collaboratively with the organisation’s executive team to achieve the highest standards of operational and financial performance throughout St Anne’s. You will adopt a robust and thorough approach to be assured that St Anne’s continues to operate to the highest standards.
Please note this is an unremunerated position due to the organisation’s Charitable status. We expect the role to take up at 1.5 days per month on average, and in return for your expertise and commitment we offer;
• The opportunity to build your non-executive experience.
• Building your network of senior contacts by working with like-minded people to shape and influence the development of social care across the North of England.
• The chance to contribute to local communities, supporting some of the most vulnerable members of society and helping them to lead safe, fulfilling lives.
• The opportunity to challenge yourself and develop new skills by working with a diverse organisation in a complex regulatory environment (we are regulated by the CQC, Charity Commission & Homes England/Regulator of Social Housing).
• Reasonable expenses.
• A full programme of induction and development to support your entry onto the board.
How to Apply
If you believe you have the skills, drive, passion and enthusiasm for the role we are keen to hear from you.
To apply for the role, please e-mail a copy of your CV, together with a covering letter explaining why you are interested in becoming a Non-Executive Director, to Andrew Mason, Director of Human Resources (firstname.lastname@example.org). Informal discussions can be arranged on request if you would like to find out more about the organisation.
In addition to a formal interview our recruitment process requires potential trustees to attend a board meeting as an observer.
Closing date for applications: Friday 18th January 2019
Shortlisting: Week commencing 21st January 2019
Meeting observation: Wednesday 30th January 2019
Interviews: Week commencing 4th February 2019