Since being established by unpaid Carers in 1995, we have built a reputation on high quality
services, led by Carers; and for Carers. Carers in Hertfordshire support all unpaid Carers
who live, work or care in the county, regardless of their age, ethnicity, gender, sexuality,
impairment, location, or severity or type of need. Our vision is that of a society that sees,
understands and values caring and Carers; that Carers are well informed, empowered and
respected; and have choice and control over all aspects of their caring role. We are
governed by a Board of Trustees and the organisation retains a policy that a majority of
Trustees (minimum of 60%) should either be unpaid Carers themselves; have been Carers
in the past or likely to be Carers in the future; or have a real empathy with caring roles and
can positively articulate this to senior policy makers and statutory funders. We are seeking a
number of individuals who are committed to our purpose, objectives and values.
We invite applicants that can introduce new experiences and perspectives to our current
Board and add to the existing variety and diversity of our work. The Board of Trustees is
currently under represented in a number of areas and to ensure we are a diverse and
responsive organisation we are particularly interested in receiving applications from ethnic
minority communities, women, younger adults, people identifying as LGBTQ+, and those
who have experience of supporting Young Carers.
We ask that you take the role seriously and that you work as part of a team to make
important contributions to our current aims and future direction and that you play a ‘critical
friend’ role to both our Chief Executive and senior management team. Being a Trustee is a
rewarding and valuable role. We are looking for passionate, committed and enthusiastic
individuals who are invested in unpaid Carers needs and can contribute to the work and
development of the organisation. This is an excellent opportunity to make decisions that will
impact on people’s lives, whilst also making a difference to your local community.
Although this is a voluntary role, reasonable expenses will be covered. Carers in
Hertfordshire are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of all of
our members. We ask that all Trustees, staff and volunteers share this commitment and all
roles are subject to a satisfactory DBS check.
Whilst we are open to all applicants, we are particularly interested in hearing from people
with strategic management experience in the following areas:
Property/ estate management/ asset management
Public relations & communications
Please do not feel put off if you are unable to demonstrate skills in one or more of these
areas as we would like to hear from all candidates interested in expanding our Board,
regardless of experience.
Time and Commitment
The role requires attendance of at least six Board meetings per annum, attendance at some
sub committees, plus the AGM and possible organisational and fundraising events. Please
note that most Board level meetings are held in daytime hours.
If you are over 18 and interested in applying to become a Carers in
Hertfordshire Trustee, please email Laura Mc Grath via the link.
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