About Shared Lives South West
Shared Lives South West is an award winning regional charity operating in Cornwall, Devon, Torbay and Plymouth. We support adults over 18 years of age and young people in transition from the age of 16 upwards. We support people with a learning disability, people with mental health issues, older people, and people with early stage dementia and parents with a learning disability. Shared Lives is a very special type of social care - it's all about people in the local community supporting others to live their lives to the full by sharing their home and family life, as well as their skills and experiences as care workers.
What will you be doing?
You will join a Board of Trustees who support the organisation in their governance role, though strategic planning support and as ‘critical friends’ to the leadership team. Trustees are offered an opportunity to have a real and meaningful involvement in what the organisation does. Our purpose is to support people to live meaningful lives and enable independence through personalised, affordable care, by sharing a home and family life and by supporting involvement in the local community. For more information please see Trustee applicant pack below.
What are we looking for?
Trustees need to have a commitment to SLSW’s values, vision and purpose. They also need to have knowledge, skills and experience in some of the following areas:
- Governance - the oversight of an organisations functioning.
- Strategic planning and management.
- Charity cultures and values.
- Working with people.
- Operational delivery.
- Effective communication and influencing skills.
- Committed to working as a collaborative member of a team
- Commitment to devoting the necessary time to Board activities
- Being open to learning and development for self, staff and the Board
- Commitment to working to the Nolan Principles for Public Life.
What difference will you make?
You will help enrich the lives of people we support by becoming part of this friendly charity known for providing high quality support to people as recognised by our recent “Outstanding” CQC award. You stand to also enrich your own life through the empowering and satisfying sector of volunteering as well as having access to training and development opportunities through SLSW
Estimate of time needed: 0-5 hours / month
How to apply:
If you would like an informal chat about the role or if you have any queries about the recruitment process please contact Claire Waring. Please apply via the Reach Website, using the URL provided. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a SLSW application form.