Trustees

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Trustees

Hertfordshire SG14, Hertford WD6, Borehamwood Check commute

Voluntary

About the organisation

Carers in Hertfordshire is a well-respected, independent, carer-led charity, established in 1995.  The charity works to ensure th... Read more

Job Description

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.


Personal Specification 
Whilst we are open to all applicants, we are particularly interested in hearing from  people 
with strategic management experience in the following areas:
  Law
  Property/ estate management/ asset management
  Public relations & communications
  Human Resources

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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