TRUSTEE VACANCY & ROLE DESCRIPTION
Background: Chester Link is a registered charity, originally set up by parents to provide high quality care, accommodation and support services for adults with learning disabilities. Care and support services are designed around meeting the needs of individuals to enable independent living. Each person has their own Essential Lifestyle Plan/ Person Centred Plan to help maximise their potential. We are continually developing the Charity to meet the needs of our current and future service users and comply with or exceed CQC and CWAC regulations.
We are currently looking for additional Trustees to strengthen Board capability and help take the charity forward and further develop services.
Of particular interest are individuals with experience/ skills in at least one of:
HR; Finance & Commercial Mgt; Property Mgt; Commissioning; Learning Disabilities/ Care Sector
When would the trustee be required? (E.g. times of meetings, how often):
Bi-monthly Board meetings (including AGM) and periodic Senior Management Mtgs. Meetings are generally held in Hoole or Upton.
Type of activity that the trustee would be doing:
Committee Work, Review and input to policies, business plans, budgets etc.
Specifically for Finance experienced Trustee: Support for annual budget process, periodic financial reviews and scrutiny of management accounts
Recruitment method (e.g. application form, interview, police check, references):
Please send expression of interest & background to firstname.lastname@example.org
Following an initial discussion we will require a CV, one reference and meeting with Trustees.
Full DBS check
Skills, experience and qualifications required:
Ideally a person who has had some experience of working at Board level or who has a good understanding of the governance and legal requirements of running a Charity or Ltd company.
In addition we are specifically looking for one Trustee with a Finance Background (ideally ACCA, CIMA, AAT, ACA or CIPFA qualified) and someone with a background in at least one of HR / Legal / Commissioning / Learning Disabilities.
Basic PC skills are required as all documents are sent by email mainly using Word, Excel, PowerPoint
The Statutory duties of a Trustee are:
1. Ensure your charity is carrying out its purposes for the public benefit
2. Comply with your charity’s governing document and the law
3. Act in your charity’s best interests
4. Manage your charity’s resources responsibly
5. Act with reasonable care and skill
6. Ensure your charity is accountable