Worthing, West Sussex
Unpaid role, expenses paid
Voluntary, 1 to 2 hours a week with Board Meetings 2 hours every month
Actively Interviewing
Job description

Guild Care has been at the heart of the Worthing community for nearly 90 years and has always been a charity dedicated to improving the lives of the local community.

We are at an incredibly important time in our organisation’s history as we establish ourselves as a leading social care charity with our new five-year strategy and need a Trustee with experience of Older People’s care to support the next phase of our journey.

We have wide-ranging services which enjoy a great reputation, but we are always looking to improve quality and impact, and to create more joined up provision through meaningful and clear pathways of support and care both internally and with partners in health and social care.

Social care needs dynamic leaders and creative vision right now.  If you can find 1 or 2 hours a week, we can provide one of the most rewarding and useful ways to use them.

Main Duties

To lead by example in displaying Guild Care’s values and leadership behaviours

To ensure that Guild Care complies with and pursues its objects as defined within its Memorandum and Articles (governing document)

To ensure that Guild Care complies with charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations that affect its operation

To ensure that Guild Care uses its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects, i.e. that the charity does not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objects, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are

To contribute actively to the Board of Trustees’ role in giving clear strategic direction, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performances against those agreed targets

To oversee the effective and efficient administration of Guild Care services

To ensure the financial stability and sustainability of Guild Care.


Extensive operational management experience of residential or nursing care homes for older people

A commitment to Guild Care’s vision and mission

Understanding and adopting Guild Care’s values and leadership behaviours

Integrity, strategic vision, and sound judgement

A willingness to devote the necessary time to the role

Good communication skills

Ability to work effectively as a member of a team

Understanding of the legal responsibilities and liabilities of a trustee

Satisfactory DBS check


Training sessions provided for the benefit of trustees

Engage with the organisation by visiting services and meeting staff, volunteers and service users

Contribute specific skills, interests and contacts and support the organisation in fundraising activities

Practical Considerations

Meetings are usually 2 hours every month.

Training, reading reports, visiting services, and attending additional events or meetings would typically be between 1 and 2 hours a week.

Parking provided.

Accessible via all public transport

Posted on: 14 January 2022
Closing date: 14 April 2022
Job ref: GCTrustee
Tags: Trustees, Advocacy

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