Swindon Carers Centre provides much needed support for unpaid family carers of all ages.
We have carers registered with us from as young as 5 years old up to those in their 90s. They are caring for a family member, friend or neighbour who is unable to manage day to day due to a physical or learning disability, mental health condition or substance misuse. Carers tell us that sometimes they wouldn’t know where to turn if it wasn’t for Swindon Carers Centre as their caring role can be very stressful and exhausting.
Our Trustee Board is made up of Trustees and other volunteers who are co-opted to provide additional expertise and knowledge to the Board. The Board governs the organisation, takes an overview of its work, and takes a strategic approach to helping Swindon Carers Centre achieve its aims.
We strive to have a Trustee Board which is representative of carers; has the skills, experience and knowledge needed to achieve our aims; employ and support staff; comply with charity and company law and the requirements of funders.
The Board meets approximately six times a year, 6-8pm at Swindon Advice and Support Centre, Sanford Street, Swindon. In addition, there are working groups (e.g. Risk Management, Audit, Fundraising) with trustee involvement that meet approximately once a quarter.
We have a comprehensive recruitment and induction process for trustees to help enable them to deal with the sometimes complex information they process and decisions they have to make. We therefore aim to make the recruitment process as informative as possible on both sides. This includes an informal discussion and information sharing meeting with the CEO of Swindon Carers Centre and the Chair of Trustees followed by the formal application process and induction.
At every stage of recruitment, agreements are made together about whether to progress to the next stage. If you would be interested in discussing a trustee role further, please don’t hesitate to contact me on 01793 401098 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also download a full role profile from our website: www.swindoncarers.org.uk/about-us/board-of-trustees/