About the organisation
Lanarkshire Carers works with and for carers in Lanarkshire to develop and deliver services that make a positive difference to their lives
To ensure that carers in Lanarkshire are identified, engaged, well informed, involved, supported, and empowered
Our values guide our behaviour and expectations and how we will aim to conduct our business no matter what we are doing. They will guide, inspire and constrain our actions.
- Carers in Lanarkshire are identified to ensure that they are engaged, well informed, involved, supported and empowered to manage and sustain their caring roles
- Carers can access breaks from their caring role and enjoy a life outside caring
- Preventative, practical and emotional support is available to carers at an early stage and ongoing throughout their caring journey
- Carers have a voice which is heard, listened to and effective
- Carers receive training and development relevant to their caring role
- Communities and partner organisations are aware of carers and the issues that impact on them
- Carers are aware of their rights and are recognised and valued as equal partners in care
About the role
Lanarkshire Carersis a well-established carer led organisation. We work with and for carers to develop and deliver services that make a positive difference to their lives. Lanarkshire Carers is a value-based organisation, and our mission is to ensure that carers in Lanarkshire are identified, engaged, well informed, involved, supported and empowered. The organisation employs a staff team to deliver information, advice and direct support services across Lanarkshire that enable unpaid carers to continue to care, whilst maintaining their own health and wellbeing.
Our ideal candidate
Board members at Lanarkshire Carers are responsible for the charity’s governance and strategy and are seeking to appoint a new Board Member with specialist knowledge and skills to assist and advise the board in overseeing finances, financial reporting and decision making.
The Board Member will work closely with the CEO, Treasurer, Finance Co-ordinator and Business Administrator and with other members of the staff team at Lanarkshire Carers.
Board Members attends Board of Director meetings, a minimum of four board meetings per annum in addition to the requirement for an annual general meeting. The time commitment is approximately 32 hours per year, and we also support board members through learning and development opportunities in relation to their role. The frequency of meetings is determined by the Board of Directors and dates planned in advance.
Voluntary Role, expense will be paid.
Closing date: TBC
Board meetings will normally be in person at Lanarkshire Carers Centre: Hamilton, Princes gate, 60 Castle Street, Hamilton, ML3 6BU on a Wednesday morning however remote/digital meetings may occur.
Equality of Opportunity in Employment
Lanarkshire Carers is an Equal Opportunities employer and all applicants for posts receive equal treatment irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, disability, religion, sexuality, and age.
What’s in it for you
The sucessful candiadate will be part of Lanarkshire Carers who are a resource for carers across Lanarkshire to access information, advice and a range of direct support services to support them in their caring roles.
We are commissioned by Health and Social Care North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership to provide Adult Carer Support Services to carers living in Lanarkshire and work in partnership with a range of organisations and services that can help carers.
Be part of a Board who governs a charity that have empowered 2240 new carers in 2022/23 and are proactive to encourage carers feedback to help with the shape and delivery of the services, noted below is one of the feedbacks quotes.
'I learned there was more support available to help me than I realised with short breaks, emergency planing and training. Lanarkshire Carers had made me feel more supported going forward.'
To be part of a diverse board of a directors who come from different backgrounds, bringing a range of skills and experiences that is of significant benefit to our organisation.
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