Trafford Carers Centre is currently recruiting for two new trustees to join their board. Trafford Carers Centre is a registered charity that supports unpaid Carers looking after someone living within the Trafford area. The Centre is a network partner of the Carers Trust and has been established since 1996.

Trafford Carers Centre aims to support unpaid carers in recognising their own needs, helping them to achieve their aspirations and ensuring they are fully understood and supported in their chosen caring role.

As a Trustee the commitment and energy you display will make a direct difference to the charity and everyone it helps.  Being a trustee can be hard work. Trustees as a group are responsible for developing the strategy and policy of the charity working with the Chief Executive Officer to direct the strategy of the organisation, they are accountable by law for the effective management of the charity  and are guardians of its purpose and resources as well as having a financial oversight.

But being a trustee is also immensely rewarding, providing both expected and unexpected opportunities for personal development. And whilst you bring your skills and energy to the charity, you will also find you are gaining new experience and knowledge. For instance, you will help plan the strategic future of the charity and its work and make policy decisions for the charity. You will also ensure it’s accountable to its beneficiaries, to the Charity Commission and the public in general.

Effective trustee boards need a range of people with a good mix of skills. The best boards are also diverse, with people who have a real understanding of the needs to be met and others with good financial, business and management experience. At Trafford Carers Centre we are particularly interested in hearing from potential trustees from either a business or medical background.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Trustee Job Description

  • To ensure that Trafford Carers Centre complies with its governing document, organisation law, and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
  • To ensure that Trafford Carers Centre pursues its objectives as defined in its governing document.
  • To contribute actively to the board of trustees’ role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets
  • To safeguard the good name and values of Trafford Carers Centre.
  • To represent the company at functions and meetings as appropriate.
  • To declare any conflict of interest while carrying out the duties of a trustee.
  • To be collectively responsible for the actions of the organisation and other trustees.
  • To ensure the financial stability of the organisation.
  • To protect and manage the property of the organisation and to ensure the proper investment of the organisation’s funds.
  • In addition to the above statutory duties of all trustees, each trustee should use any specific knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. This will involve scrutinizing board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, and providing advice and guidance requested by the board on new initiatives, or other issues relevant to the area of, the organisation’s work in which the trustee has special expertise.

 

Time Consideration

  • The Board meets at least 6 times a year
  • The following Board sub-committees are in place and have their own additional time commitments
  • In addition to Board Meetings, other contact – usually electronic or by telephone – will be necessary.

If you would like more information or to be considered for the role of Trustee at Trafford Carers then please send your interest to info@traffordcarerscentre.org.uk

 

 

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