Job Title: Trustee
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: Trustee2021
Contact Name: Zoe Collier
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 10, 2021 14:58

Job Description

Greensleeves Care require new Trustees to join our growing organisation! Following a number of Trustees stepping down in 2021 and 2022 (having served their full term of eight years), we have opportunities for new trustees to join us and contribute to the Trust's future so that it continues to develop into an even stronger organisation. 

Four senior and experienced candidates are sought with the following backgrounds: 

  • Senior HR Professional
  • Chartered Surveyor 
  • Qualified Accountant 
  • Strategic IT experience, including acquisition and implementation of new systems

What does a Trustee at Greensleeves Care do?

As a Trustee, you will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to the aims of Greensleeves Care and to be responsible collectively with other Trustees for (i) setting its strategic aims in fulfilment of the Trust’s charitable objects; (ii) for the well-being and development of the organisation; (iii) for its good governance in compliance with current legislation under the Companies and Charities Acts. For a full overview of duties and responsibilities please see the enclosed pack. 

To become a Trustee you will need to be: 

  • Interested in the care of the older people
  • Able to contribute strategically across a wide range of issues 
  • Financially and commercially astute 
  • A collaborative team player 
  • Available to attend weekday meetings, usually in London, currently via videoconference

Time Commitment and Renumeration

The Board usually meets 4 times per year in London (currently via videoconference): 4 of these take place during the afternoon, lasting around 3 hours, and a biennial Away Day. There are a number of Committees (Finance & Audit, Property, Care & Quality Improvement, Remuneration and Nominations) which Trustees may also join. Trustees are expected to sit on the committee relevant to their background and skill set. Committees usually meet 2-3 times per year.

There is also an expectation that all Trustees will visit at least two care homes each year to meet the beneficiaries and frontline staff, provided it is within national guidelines to do so. 

The role is unremunerated but reasonable expenses may be claimed.

Application Process:

If you would like to apply for one of these roles, you should submit a CV and a brief supporting statement, outlining your employment history, academic and professional qualifications by 5pm, Wednesday 31 March 2021. As an equal opportunities employer, we particularly welcome applications from the Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic (BAME) communities. All appointments will be made on merit of skill and experience relative to the role.

  • A Nominations Panel will assess candidates suitability for the role based on evidence provided in the Covering Letter and CV.  
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview via zoom W/C 19th April 2021
  • Candidates nomination will be considered by the Board of Trustees on Thursday 13th May 2021
  • The first Board meeting will be on Thursday 29th July 2021. 

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