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Board Trustee

Key Information

Job Ref
TRUST22
Closing Date
4th July 2022
Location
Head Office London N17
Salary
Voluntary Role

Description

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

Since 1976, Outward have 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 600 people and work across 10 London Boroughs providing services to a wide range of people including people on the Autistic Spectrum and with learning disabilities.

We are looking for committed individuals who can demonstrate a clear understanding of the challenges our charity and the people we support face, and 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. Marketing and Communications
  4. Lived experience as a carer or advocate for a person with learning disability or autism.

We will invite applicants to a meeting with our CEO and Chairperson to discuss the role and what you offer us which will include an interview with representatives from the people we support.

Summary timetable
Closing date: 9am on Monday 4th July 2022

Interviews will be arranged according to applicants’ availability

Successful candidates will then be asked to attend and observe the next Board meeting. Following this their appointments will be confirmed by the Group Board.

Skills based selection
We use a skills based approach to the recruitment and selection of Board Members and staff which are the transferable behaviours that we believe will underpin successful performance as a Board Member. They are outlined in the Board Member Role Profile which is part of this pack. The recruitment panel will use the skills and experience set out in the role profile to short-list candidates.

Making your application
Please complete the application form in the attached 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 or post marked as Private and Confidential