As a Trustees you will ideally have a connection to Wiltshire and/or Dorset
11 Oct 2021
08 Nov 2021
Part Time
Contract Type



We are seeking Trustees with a senior-level background in Health and/or social care, Business/stakeholder management or Treasurer/finance.

As a Trustees you will ideally have a connection to Wiltshire and/or Dorset. This is a great opportunity to strengthen the board and help the organisation remain focused on its mission to support unpaid carers in Wiltshire and Dorset.  


About the Role

As Trustee, you 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 contribute actively to the Board's role in giving strategic direction and vision to the organisation, its governance, agreeing overall policy, defining goals, agreeing targets and evaluating performance.  There will be the opportunity to make a real difference to carers’ lives through supporting the staff team and volunteers as they deliver in all areas of Carer Support Wiltshire.

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 ideally have experience in one of the below fields.

Health and/or social care

Senior-level experience as a current or recent practitioner in the NHS and/or social care sectors. Knowledge of best practices in the sector, to help shape offerings and service developments to meet carers’ needs.

Commercial/business/stakeholder management

Strong stakeholder management skills and experience, well-networked in Wiltshire/Dorset or both, with a background in business development/fundraising/events management. Ideally, with experience of exploiting intellectual property.


A background in finance and accountancy would be helpful as is an understanding of charity accounts.  The ability to advise and assist the Board of Trustees, the Chair and the Chief Executive on strategic aspects of the financial running of a charity.


When you apply you will be asked to email your current CV and a Covering Letter detailing:

  • What motivated you to apply to become a trustee?
  • What other experience or skills do you feel you could offer?
  • Are there any areas of the organisation’s work you have a particular interest in and/or would like to become more involved in?


Closing date for applications:


You may have experience in areas such as Organisational Development, Change Management, OD, People, Employee Relations, HR, NHS, Council, Commissioning, Local Authority, Trustee, Board, Board Member, Chair, Health, Social Care, Care, Support, Care and Support, Social Care Development, Care Management, VCSE, Service Delivery, HR Director, HR Manager, Head of HR, Operational management, Doctor, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, RGN, Physician, Commercial Director, Head of Commercial Development, Head of Commercial Operations, Commercial Operations, Commercial Operations Director, Director of Development, Director, Business Development, Business Development Manager, Sales Director, Event Manager, Director of Events, Fundraising, Head of Fundraising, Director of Fundraising.

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