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Trustee

Trustee
Carers' Resource (Harrogate/Craven/Airedale)
Description of the role:

Carers’ Resource is looking for a new Trustee to join the Board.
The Board is particularly interested in adding trustees who have substantial experience in charity or public sector finance.
The role includes:
Ensuring that the organisation complies with its governing documents, charity law, company law and other relevant legislation or regulations
Supporting the leadership team in giving strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy and defining goals
Working with each other to establish performance targets for the organisation

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

Relating to your role:
Ability to reflect the needs of all carers
Ensures that the organisation complies with its governing documents, charity law, company law and
other relevant legislation or regulations
Supports the leadership team in giving strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy
and defining goals

Alongside the other Trustees establishes the performance targets of the organisation
Safeguards the good name and ethos of the organisation
Ensures the effective and efficient administration of the organisation
Participates in opportunities to meet with groups of carers
Brings their own knowledge and skills to the organisation

Working with others:
Contributes to selection of staff
Represents the organisation at external events
Displays self confidence and initiative in a range of settings. Always professional and reasonable
Contributes to Trustee meetings, communicates well with other Trustees and on behalf of the
organisation both formally and informally
Keeps to the organisational timetables for development
Understanding the organisation
Acts as ambassador for The Carers’ Resource, protecting and promoting its good name and
reputation at all times
Regularly reviews systems for client records ensuring that there is the strictest confidentiality over
personal information relating to individuals.

Practical information:

This is a voluntary (unpaid) position. The minimum commitment is six meetings a year, plus time to read papers and reports.


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Additional Information
DBS check needed: Yes
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Ages 18+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Address
11 North Park Road
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
HG1 5PD
Last updated: 11.02.2021
Organisation Information

New Freephone Carer Advice Line 0808 50 15 939
During the coronavirus outbreak, Carers’ Resource has staff working from home giving unpaid carers information, advice and a listening ear. An unpaid carer is anyone who provides help and support to a friend, neighbour or relative who could not otherwise manage because of frailty, illness or disability.
Support is available with form filling and there is a useful form that can help unpaid carers to plan for the possibility of someone in the household contracting the virus.
Working carers dealing with job loss, redundancy, or returning from furlough, can receive help from the Carers’ Resource CReate team.
Carers are able to ask for a letter to show they are a carer when wanting to access shopping times for vulnerable people or if challenged for whatever reason.
Carers are encouraged to get in touch no matter how many hours they care or whether the person they care for lives with them or not.
The charity also supports young carers, who are under the age of 18 and look after a parent or sibling who has a physical or mental illness, misuses drugs or alcohol, or has a disability.

Carers' Resource gives tailored and confidential support and information to unpaid carers and vulnerable people. The service is open to everyone and offers information and practical and emotional help to enable them to cope. Help is given to find training and employment opportunities and there are social and leisure opportunities for carers. Help is also available to parent carers looking after a child with disabilities. Young Carers are also supported through the Young Carers' Resource project.

Charity number: 1049278