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Angus Carers Centre

Board of Directors Opportunity

Angus Carers Association (trading as Angus Carers Centre) is an organisation established by carers, for carers. The Association was established in October 1996 and became part of the Royal Princess Trust for Carers network in November 1997, then becoming known as “Angus Carers Centre”.

Angus Carers Centre is a well-regarded and successful charity/organisation providing tailored information, advice, emotional and practical support to young people and adults who care for a relative or friend who, due to illness, disability, mental health conditions or addiction, could not manage without their care and support.

We want to build a diverse and inclusive board that reflects the people we support and encourage and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and perspectives. There will be an induction and support programme for all new trustees.

The duties of a trustee are as follows:

  • Ensuring that the organisation complies with its governing document (memorandum and articles of association), charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
  • Ensuring that the organisation applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its charitable objects (i.e., the charity must not spend money on activities that are not included in its own objects, however worthwhile or charitable those activities are) for the benefit of the public
  • Ensuring that the organisation defines its goals and evaluates performance against agreed targets
  • Safeguarding the good name and values of the organisation
  • Ensuring the effective and efficient administration of the organisation, including having appropriate policies and procedures in place
  • Ensuring the financial stability of the organisation

In addition to the above duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they must help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. This may involve scrutinising board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, or other issues in which the trustee has special expertise.

Terms

In line with the Good Governance Code, a trustee can fulfil their role for up to two three-year terms, in exceptional circumstances, this could be extended for a further term with the agreement of the board.

Trustee meetings will take place 6 weekly with a mixture of in-person meetings in Grant Road, Arbroath and online.

Contact Barbara Proctor – Vice Chair of the Board bproctor25@hotmail.com or 01241 439157