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Volunteer Trustee with experience in new business development or fundraising

Carers Support West Sussex


Posted 3 weeks ago

We are looking to recruit Trustees who have interest, enthusiasm and energy to help with our support to unpaid family and friend carers in West Sussex.


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Worthing, BN11 1RL

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the governance and strategic direction of the Charity, developing the aims, objectives and goals of the organisation and overseeing and guiding the work of the Chief Executive and Leadership Team. As a trustee you will get involved in: 

Setting the strategic direction of the charity.  Supporting the leadership team with your guidance, experience and expertise.  Monitoring progress.  Acting as a link and being an ambassador for the charity in the local community. 

Please see the attached candidate pack for a full list of duties.  The Board currently meets 6 times per year on the last Thursday of the month from 6-8pm. From 2025, this will go down to 4 times a year with half of the board meetings being held online and the other half face2face. Board meetings are scheduled for early evening to allow people to manage around work as needed. CSWS is committed to providing an induction to help new trustees develop their understanding of the charity as well as further training for Trustees as and when needed and a Governance Action Plan ensures that appropriate arrangements are in place.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for individuals who have a strong empathy with our mission, a collegiate approach and first-rate communication skills. We welcome applications from candidates with knowledge and background across the following areas: New Business Development: A background in senior management, ideally but not essentially with some marketing and communications expertise in generating public/customer interest and awareness. Able to demonstrate a background in relationship development and growing profitably the revenue of a business. Strategic experience in developing commercial plans that support and generate increased income. A background within either the Health or Social Care sector is a desirable but not an essential. OR Fundraising: Individuals with a proven track record in fundraising at a mid to senior level, with a deep understanding of various fundraising methods. Applicants with experience in the following areas would be particularly welcomed: Trusts, Grants and Corporate Partnerships. You will have a sound understanding of and experience in charity fundraising both at an operational and ideally a strategic level.

What difference will you make?

'Whether you are looking to give back as a result of your personal experience as a carer and desire to share your insight and experience or to share your professional and/or technical experience we are looking forward to hearing from you.' - Neal Young – Chair, Caroline Pope - CEO


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