Executive Committee member/Trustee
The society is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee, running residential care and sheltered homes for older people in Heswall, Wirral.
Whilst our society is an independent local charity, it is also a part of the Abbeyfield family which is now a significant housing provider with over 2000 bedspaces in the UK and many more internationally
Trustees are members and directors of the company and, together, constitute the Executive Committee.
The society accommodates 33 residents altogether in its 3 houses - two registered residential care homes and one sheltered house.
The Executive Committee wishes to recruit up to 2 additional Trustees to fill vacancies. The Committee meets approximately 6 weekly and meetings usually last about 2 hours. It would be helpful if candidates had a background in a field such as Social Care, Housing, Buliding Maintenance, Employment, Finance or Charities generally but other expertises would also be useful. Current Trustees and employees have qualifications or experience in Accountancy, Law, Education, IT, Business, Engineering and Social Housing.
Duties consist in the main of general decision making concerning the running of the society. Some members have specific posts such as Chairman, Treasurer and Internal Auditor but we no longer have a Fabrics Officer and would dearly love to recruit one. This involves settling schedules for repair and liaising with house managers for maintenance matters. There is a current Quality initiative so experience of such activity would be also welcome.
Why not visit our website at www.abbeyfieldheswall.co.uk ?
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- Funding and finance
- Coping with cuts
- Addressing needs
- Managing change
- Planning for the future
- Involving people
- Public Service Delivery
- Governance and leadership
- Compact Advocacy programme
- Campaigning and influencing policy
- Collaborative working
- ICT (information and communication technology)
- Climate change
- People, HR and employment