Care and Repair Western Bay LogoCare and Repair Western Bay is a registered charity with a Trading Arm specialising in home adaptations and repairs for older people. They provide charitable services to older people (over 60) across Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.

Their charitable aims are to relieve the needs of older and disabled people living in these areas who are disadvantaged by reason of age, ill-health or disability. They achieve this through the provision of support and services to meet housing repair, adaptation and immediate environmental needs.

They have specialist Community, Sensory Support and Hospital to Healthy Home Caseworkers and Technical Officers who provide advice, information and assistance to facilitate independent living and to make safe the home environment through a range of home repairs and adaptations. Their Trading Arm, Care and Repair Solutions, then completes the home adaptations and repairs through our team of multi skilled and specialist Handypersons.

They’re looking for trustees to join their Board. Trustees set their strategic direction, make sure they’re using their resources efficiently and effectively, ensure they’re having the greatest possible impact on society and that they are achieving their charitable purpose.

They’re looking for dedicated, dynamic, experienced, empathetic and ambitious Trustees to help strategically lead and develop the organisation.

As a trustee you will:

  • Ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law and company law
  • Ensure that the organisation pursues its charitable purpose
  • Think critically, strategically and creatively
  • Scrutinise the impact we’re having
  • Communicate clearly and sensitively in group discussions, leading on specific areas of expertise and skill
  • Use independent judgement to make decisions on behalf of the organisation
  • Be committed to our mission, vision and value of improving the independence and wellbeing of older people

Diversity is critical for a board to be effective; enabling varied discussions, active debate and decision making, so that together they can have the greatest impact. They encourage applications from people with lived experience and from all ethnic, socio-economic, religious and professional and personal backgrounds. Whether you’re an experienced trustee or taking your first steps into governance, if you have the commitment, values and skills, they want to hear from you.

As a trustee, you will have:

  • Induction, training and any travel expenses reimbursed
  • Opportunities to develop new skills

Time Commitment:

You must be willing to devote the necessary time and effort to your role as a Trustee. The Board of Trustees normally meets four times per year, and in addition, trustees may be required to sit on any Committees or attend any special meetings or training events.

Process:

All applicants must complete a Trustee application form and all applications will be considered by the Chair of the Board.

Further information including a full role description and application form is available via their website, click here.

Closing date: 30th September.