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Become a Trustee

Make a difference to the lives of carers and disabled people in Dundee and join our Board of Trustees

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We are currently recruiting members to join our Board of Trustees

Our aim is to make a difference to the lives of carers of all ages and disabled people in Dundee, ensuring their rights are promoted and upheld. You can help influence how we do that by joining our Board of Trustees.

To support you to explore this exciting and worthwhile opportunity, a Member of our Board of Trustees would be delighted to speak with you.
Please telephone 01382 200422 in the first instance to express your interest.

To discover more about the role of Trustee and the skills and experience required, we have provided answers to some frequently asked questions below. 

What type of work does Dundee Carers Centre undertake?

What type of work does Dundee Carers Centre undertake?

Our website contains comprehensive information on our work or we can send you a leaflet about the Centre.

Find out more

Explore our website click here

Read our aims & values statement click here

Read the latest Annual Report click here

Read our leaflet click here

Read our latest news click here

Who is the CEO and the Board of Trustees?

Who is the CEO and the Board of Trustees?

The CEO of the organisation is Lucinda Godfrey.

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What is the role and responsibilities of a Trustee?

What is the role and responsibilities of a Trustee?

The following information sets out the role and responsibilities of being a Trustee

Download our Trustee Pack click here

Read Becoming a Trustee click here

Read a blog by Trustee Jack Boyle on his journey so far click here

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What skills, qualification and experience are required?

What skills, qualification and experience are required?

We are looking for Trustees who have a range of skills and experience.
We regularly assess the current expertise available and identify areas where we might want to try to recruit Trustees with particular knowledge and skills.

The Trustee Audit helps with this process but Trustees are not expected to have all the skills identified

*Trustee Skills Audit

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Do I have to have lived experience as a carer or disabled person to become a Trustee?

Do I have to have lived experience as a carer or disabled person to become a Trustee?

While this would be valuable, it is not essential. We currently have Trustees who have this experience and you would have the opportunity to meet/work alongside people who are carers or who are disabled

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How many members of the Board are there and who are the current members of the Board?

How many members of the Board are there and who are the current members of the Board?

We currently have 7 Trustees on the Board

Click here for a list of our current trustees

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How often does the Board meet, when does it meet and for how long? How much preparation time is required for Board meetings?

How often does the Board meet, when does it meet and for how long? How much preparation time is required for Board meetings?

The Board currently meets every month on Tuesdays from 12.00 to 1.30 approx. The day and time are reviewed from time to time. Meetings are usually held at the Centre but currently due to the pandemic we are meeting online. Trustees can access support with reasonable expenses to attend meetings.  Papers for each Board meeting are sent out well in advance and will include such items as a Financial report, a CEO report, and Strategic/Operational Plans. We have both business and developmental-type meetings.

Preparation time to read, prepare views and ideas may take approximately 1-hour.

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Are there other opportunities to be involved in developmental work in the organisation?

Are there other opportunities to be involved in developmental work in the organisation?

Although some Trustees prefer to focus solely on Board meetings, others decide to get involved in subgroups, such as the Community Involvement Group, or in fundraising/charity events. In the past, these have included sponsored fun runs/walks, an abseiling event, and the Dundee XmasTree Festival. We also have Staff/Trustee Development days (approx once per year) where we work together on the Strategic Plans for the Centre.

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What type of induction will I receive and what training is available to support me in my role?

What type of induction will I receive and what training is available to support me in my role?

The CEO and Convenor  will guide and support you through an induction programme.  Areas of development will be identified at the induction stage and training will be put in place to meet these needs. A Trustee ‘buddy’ can be put in place and ongoing opportunities for training will be available if requested.

Interested?

How to apply to become a trustee

You can also email us for further information at: [email protected]

If you would like to apply to become a Trustee you can access the Trustee Applicant Pack (which outlines the process) via our website at:

www.dundeecarerscentre.org.uk or

by telephoning 01382 200422 and we will post it to you