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About the organisation

Ambient Support is a registered UK charity with over 25 years' experience in providing care and support services for older people, people with a mental health need and people with a learning disability. Our wide range of quality specialist services are delivered by our dedicated, professional and passionate staff and our success is built on supporting people to live a full and meaningful life.


The Ambient Way - Supporting People to live a meaningful life.


Passionate about people

We believe that everyone is unique and deserves to live a full and meaningful life in their community, regardless of age, health or disability. It's the mission of everyone at Ambient to provide the person-centred supportthat every individual needs to do just that.


Passionate about our staff

Our staff are at the heart of everything we do.They are what makes us great, every single day.

We follow a values-based approach in recruitment that also involves the people we support. This helps us find the right blend of experience, skills and outlook in our staff. Once they join us, they go on to to benefit from a full and learning and development programme that relects the specialist care and support we offer.


Most importantly, our teams embrace Ambient's values and have a flexible and positive approach that is respectful and sensitive to those they support.


Passionate about our Values

impact: We make a positive difference to people's lives, enabling greater independence, improved wellbeing, better otcomes and improved wellbeing, better outcomes and increased choice.

integrity: We respect all people as individuals and treat them with compassion and consideration. In all our dealings we are open, honest, accountable and transparent.

innovative:We embrace a culture for change that strives for continuous reflection, improvement and achievement of excellence

inspirational:we promote imagination ans poitivity, motivating our staff and the people we support.

inclusive: We positively welcome diversity of background, ethnicity, skills, talents and contributions from everyone.


Passionate about our approach

Our approach to support is based on best practice and achieving the right outcomes for each individual persone. We may choose to use a range of differing approaches and tools dependent on their personal needs, health condition and the support they require, including:


Person-centred support

We work closely with people to plan their care and support to meet their unique needs. We also help them to develop the knowkedge and confidence to make informed decisions about their own lives.


Strengths-based support

We recognise that everyone has their own skills, knowledge and and life experiences. We work together to build on their strengths and help them to become co-producers of their own support, concentrating on what's strong, rather than what's wrong.



A combination of techniques including mindfulness, motivational interviews and coaching, supporting each person's potential for wellbeing and recovery as their own personal journey rather than a set outcome.


Positive behaviour support

Support is built on a psychological understanding of why people behave, react and respond in certain ways. We fpllow an evidence-based approach to make sure the right help is given at the right time and supports both personal development and the learning of new skills.









About the role

Ambient Support would like to recruit a new Treasurer to ensure that the corporate financial affairs of the Charity are conducted efficiently - this is an important position within the governance structure of Ambient Support. The key responsibilities are:

  • to ensure that the corporate financial affairs of the Charity are conducted efficiently and with due regard to financial probity and accounting requirements.
  • to establish a relationship a trust and support with the Group Executive Management Team (GEMT) and, in particular the Director of Finance and the Chief Executive
  • To attend, and as a rule, progress to chair the Business Improvement& Financial Performance Committee (BIFP) and to be an exofficio member of other committees as appropriate.
  • To be an active member of the Board

Conduct of Board business:

  • The Treasurer has a prime responsibility to pay particular attention to all aspects of the business of the Charity, its Committees relating to financial and business planning, treasury policy and provide professional advice to them, in consultation with the Director of Finance and/or the Chair of the subsidiary entity as appropriate.
  • The Treasurer has a responsibility to be familiar with the Charity's financial policies and procedures (including delegated authorities) and offer counsel which is consistent with them.

Delegated authority between meetings:

  • The Treasurer has no executive authority delegated to themselves but is expected as a custodian of the financial performance and health of the charity and be available to offer impartial and professional advice to the Chair and GEMT
  • At all times have regard to the financial markets and their effects on the treasury management of the Charity's borrowings and reserves and be available to advise the Director of Finance accordingly.
  • Take a close interst in the work of both the internal and external auditors of the Charity and be available for consultation with them.

Other specific duties:

  • To work closely with the Director of Finance and to take an active role in the recruitment and selection of the Director of Finance - a process which has just commenced,
  • Receive and act upon, as appropriate, any confidential matters referred by BIFP.

Our ideal candidate

The ideal candidate will be a qualified accountant, with previous experience as a Trustee and a strong understanding of the role and responsibilities of Trustees.


They will be team focussed, with the ability to build relationships with other Trustee colleagues and the executive team.


The candidate will need to have time and willingness to to be involved at Board level while understanding the need to remain in an oversight position.


Their communication skills will be highly developed and adaptive.

What’s in it for you

Our Trustees are absolutely key to the effective oversight and governance of the charity. We encourage Trustees to visit our services to meet the people we support and our staff. There are opprortunities to network with other Trustees through membership of sector bodies such as VODG, NCF and NCVO with various internal and external development opportunities.


We welcome applications from anyone regardless of their age, disability, ethnicity, heritage, sexuality, gender and socio-economic background.

Ambient Support is deeply committed to inclusive working practices, so during the application process we commit to:

  • Paying for childcare whilst you’re at interviews where these take place in person.
  • Paying for your travel costs to the office and back for interviews.
  • Making any reasonable adjustments - for example ensuring we have BSL interpreters organised in advance if you’d like them.
  • Offering a guaranteed first stage interview for disabled candidates who meet the minimum requirements for the role.

We have regular awaydays and pay travel expenses to our in person meetings.



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Ambient Support

Apply by

22 May 2024







Time commitment

1-3 hours per week
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