Young Carers Trustee

Location
Wiltshire or Dorset
Salary
Unremunerated
Posted
23 Jul 2020
Closes
23 Aug 2020
Ref
1867
Hours
Part Time
Contract Type
Voluntary

Young Carers Trustee

We are seeking a Trustee with experience of working in a statutory or non-statutory organisation with vulnerable children and young people, or with recent lived experience as a young carer.

About the Role 

The high calibre Trustee will add capacity and expertise to a vibrant team of a local charity that supports all carers in Wiltshire. The aim of the organisation is to create carer friendly communities where carers are recognised, valued and supported. As a member of the Board of Trustees you will have the opportunity to make a real difference to carers lives through quality governance, development and monitoring of the organisations strategic goals and supporting the team and volunteers in the delivery of the services. 

Trustees will need to demonstrate passion and enthusiasm for the vision, mission and values of the organisation and work well as part of a committed team.

The average time commitment of a Trustee is one day per month. This includes 5 full board meetings per year, and subcommittees, most of which meet quarterly.  In the first couple of months, induction will require some additional time.

All successful candidates are expected to sit on at least one relevant sub-committee.

About You

As Trustee, you will have a connection to Wiltshire or Dorset and experience or expertise of issues faced by, and support needs of young carers.

In particular, with some understanding of issues raised by offering services to this cohort, including safeguarding and the need to include vulnerable children and young people in developing creative solutions.

You may already have some form of trustee/board experience or have worked closely with boards or bring board experience from the public, private or voluntary sectors.

I hope that you will consider joining the Board of Trustees and support the organisation in its commitment to grow its reach and influence on behalf of carers, and to help it manifest its vision to create a caring community for all.

Closing Date: 1st September 2020

You may have experience in areas such as Trustee, Board, Board Member, Chair, Youth, Youth Work, Care, Support, Carer, Young People, Community Support, Family Support.