Job Title: Trustee
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Warrington
Salary: £0.00 - Voluntary role
Reference: J62220
Contact Name: Eleanor Urben
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 17, 2019 14:57

Job Description

About us

Making Space have been helping adults with care and support needs, and their carers, to lead independent and fulfilling lives for more than 35 years.  Our high quality, person-centred services and accommodation support adults of all ages, with a diverse range of needs, including:

  • Mental Health conditions
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Dementia
  • Older people with age-related concerns

We provide services in the heart of local communities, in the comfort of people’s own homes, and specialist care and support services. Our professional and caring staff deliver our services with dignity, respect and compassion, focussing on outcomes that help the people we support have the freedom to enjoy an everyday life. 

About the role

We are developing an ambitious new strategy and we are currently co-creating our vision with the people that we support. We are seeking to recruit a new Trustee to help us deliver our ambitious corporate objectives. 

There are many opportunities to contribute and be further involved as a Trustee. The organisation has two Independent Hospitals based in the North West and all Trustees are able to undertake duties as a Hospital Manager for the purposes of the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA). We provide full training and buddy system for this role and Trustees are supported by a full time employed Mental Health Law Manager. In addition, we co-produce an annual conference with the people we support and Trustees are welcome to join the planning group and attend the event. To support robust governance arrangements we also have a number of Trustee Lead roles who link with the Executive Leadership Team in order to facilitate reporting and assurance to the Board and provide Trustee support and guidance.

We are looking for committed people from across our geographical footprint to help us develop and deliver our strategy for 2020 to 2023.  We would love to hear from people with a wide range of skills to support the Executive Management Team in their leadership roles.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an expanding organisation where your skills and knowledge can be used to their full potential.  You will gain insight into the work that Making Space provide and ensure that the organisation runs smoothly.  You will also be involved in deciding and planning out how the organisation will undertake its activities and will take responsibility for setting the charity’s strategic aims and direction, and agreeing appropriate future plans.

What are we looking for?

We would particularly like to hear from you if you have recent experience of delivering social care and health services; HR expertise; or property management and development. We certainly want to hear from people who share our values and want to help shape our future and the future services we provide for people with mental health problems, a learning disability or older people.

Other details

  • All posts are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
  • Making Space is an equal opportunities employer which values and embraces diversity.
  • Registered Charity No. 512907.

Time commitment

Trustees are expected to attend four board meetings each year as well as an annual strategy planning day.  

How to apply

To request further details in relation to terms of office and Board meeting arrangements, or if you would like to have a discussion with our CEO or a current Trustee please contact Annette Taylor via Reach to make arrangements. To apply for the position please submit your most recent CV along with a two page supporting statement outlining what skills and experience you have that can complement and strengthen our Board of Trustees, via Reach. The closing date for applications is Friday 14th June 2019.