Recruitment of New Trustees
We’re recruiting new trustees
About the Trustee role
Care for the Carers’ vision is to improve the quality of carers’ lives by helping the local community recognise and value the role of carers, and by enabling carers to access the services and support they require. We are working hard to make sure that no one is left to care alone.
We are seeking volunteers to join our Board of Trustees, which helps direct the charity towards achieving its mission, and ensures the organisation is effectively managed.
Being a Trustee is a particularly rewarding way to make an impact.
You will be helping a dynamic and developing charity, which has a huge impact on local people’s lives, often at the time when they need it the most. We reimburse travel expenses, provide an induction into our work, as well as ongoing support. We do ask that Trustees make a commitment to the role and are able to devote the necessary time.
Care for the Carers values diversity and is committed to equal opportunities. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, and highly value the insight gained by caring for a relative or friend. We strive to support all carers across East Sussex.
To do that well, we need a Board that is properly representative of the communities we serve. We are therefore actively increasing the diversity of our Board, and are keen to receive applications from people who can contribute a variety of perspectives, experiences and skills, reflecting the rich cultural diversity of East Sussex.
We would particularly welcome applications from candidates who have experience of being a carer, young carer or young adult carer, have a disability, and/or are from ethnically diverse or LGBTQ+ communities.
We are also seeking to build the range of skills within the Board, and are particularly keen to hear from candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas:
• Finance – accountancy and charity finance knowledge
• Digital – knowledge of digital products and tools, service design or data management
Our Board meetings are held every other month. We meet in person several times in the year, with the remaining meetings taking place virtually via MS Teams.
All posts are subject to a DBS check.
How to apply to be a Trustee
For more information, please download our Trustee Recruitment Pack
Alternatively, to arrange an informal discussion about the role, please email Jennifer Twist, Chief Executive, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.