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Become a Trustee

Dementia Care is led by an experienced Senior Management Team, supported by a board of Trustees.

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Wide range of skills

Our Trustees are all volunteers and give a great deal of time and expertise to Dementia Care. They bring to us a broad range of business experience and are responsible for governance of the charity and its strategic direction. In addition, a number of our Trustees have personal experience of caring for someone with dementia and all are deeply committed to supporting the work of Dementia Care.

Our trustee meetings take place every two months, typically at 4.00 pm on a Monday. There are also four sub-committees that again meet once every two months:

  • Care Quality,
  • Health & Safety,
  • Audit & Finance; and
  • Housing Strategy.

As a Trustee you can join these sub-committees if these areas are of interest to you, or if you have the relevant skills and/or experience.

Training

All Trustees undergo an induction process and necessary training when you join us.

For trustees who wish to be more involved in understanding how our day-to-day services operate and in being involved with the people receiving our care, we will obtain an enhanced DBS clearance.

Trustees serve for three year terms, but can apply for re-election. You can find out more about the role of a Trustee on the gov.uk website.

You can see who our current Trustees are here.

How to become a Trustee

If you...

  • are able to commit the time.
  • have the skills and knowledge to offer.
  • have the interest to read and comment on relevant paper work.

...then you have the qualities we are looking for.

For information on current Trustee positions, please see our Current Vacancies.

Current Vacancies

We are currently specifically looking for a Trustee who has a financial background and is willing to Chair the Finance & Audit Sub Committee. The trustee must possess skills and experience in the following areas:

Essential

  • The person should be a qualified accountant or have experience and qualifications at this level.
  • Needs to have experience of the practicalities of financial management; including company accounts.
  • An experienced manager who is comfortable with chairing meetings and managing conflict from time to time.
  • Previous experience in management of risk, including use of corporate risk registers.
  • Hands on experience and understanding of business planning and strategy.

Preferred

  • Experience of commercial management.
  • Charitable sector experience.
  • Experience of attending or chairing an audit committee.

To apply for the position, please email your CV and a covering letter detailing your experienced and explaining your interest in joining us to recruitment@dementiacare.org.uk