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Board Trustee

Key Information

Job Ref
Board Trustee
Closing Date
13th March 2024
Location
London, N17

Description

The Newlon Group is recruiting for new voluntary Board members for Outward, our Care and Support charity based in London N17.

Since 1976, Outward has been providing innovative housing management, support, and care solutions to people in need. Whether we are providing care and support in partnership with local authorities or supporting people via direct payments, our aim is always for the individual to determine what kind of support we offer. Our focus is on enabling people to have greater choice, independence and control over how they live their lives. As part of the Newlon Group, we manage supported housing for over 350 people and work across 8 London Boroughs. We provide services to a wide range of people, including people with autism and learning disabilities, empowering and enabling people to live independent lives.

We are looking for committed individuals who really want to make a difference in helping people with disabilities to live independently and can demonstrate a clear understanding of the challenges our charity and the people we support face.

We are keen to recruit Trustees who are genuinely passionate about the positive impact that good social care can make. Perhaps you already have experience as a Trustee and want a new challenge, or perhaps you have relevant skills and are looking for your first opportunity to join a Board and be involved in a large and successful charity.

Joining a charity board is a great way to contribute to your local community, develop strategic experience, further develop skills and be part of a committed team with common values and goals. It is a fantastic and fascinating way to engage in the charity sector and it’s a role which will give back just as much as you put in and more!

We are committed to ensuring our Board reflects the diversity of the communities we serve and welcome applicants who represent the vastly diverse group of people we support and employ.

To strengthen our Board we are looking for people firstly, and most importantly, with a real commitment to empowering people who face challenges due to their life circumstance or disability. In addition, we would particularly welcome people who have additional experience in any of the following areas.
However if you feel you have other skills to offer our charity would love to hear from you;

1. Experience and knowledge in managing, inspecting, commissioning and/or developing care and support services, particularly for people who have high care and support needs
2. Experience as a health or social care professional, preferably in adult social care settings
3. Experience of regulation in social care or other fields
4. Lived experience as a carer or advocate for a person with learning disability or autism.

Making your application
Please complete the application form by downloading the Board Member Application Pack. You may submit a CV to cover your experience and qualifications as long as it covers the areas asked on the application form. Please submit your application either by email to recruitment@outward.org.uk or post marked as Private and Confidential to:

Outward Recruitment
Newlon House
4 Daneland Walk
Hale Village
London
N17 9FE

The closing date for all applications is on Wednesday 13th March 2024

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview time based on their availability. Interviews will take place at Newlon House or potentially via Zoom. A panel consisting of current Board Members including the Chair and the Chief Executive will meet with shortlisted candidates on an individual basis to ask further questions about skills and experience and to answer questions or queries from candidates. Candidates will also be interviewed by a panel of people we support/experts by experience.