Our trustees are responsible for the governance of the Carers’ Resource. In other words, they shape our plans, agree budgets, provide advice and support to the Chief Executive Officer and monitor our work throughout the year.
Between them, our trustees have experience in business, local government, health and social care and voluntary organisations. Some are or have been carers themselves. What they have in common is a commitment to developing and supporting the work of the Carers’ Resource.
Trustee meetings last around two to three hours every other month, commencing at 4pm on Thursdays. There will be some time required for reading agendas and reports, thinking and preparing for meetings.
It’s not always easy being a trustee, because there’s often more than one right answer to any given question – but it is immensely rewarding to see the charity go from strength to strength.
David Harbourne, chair of trustees
Some items are discussed at every meeting: we always have a finance report, for example, and a comprehensive progress update. In addition, we look in depth at specific issues and hear about the services provided by our hard-working staff and volunteers.
We expect trustees to come to the Annual General Meeting and at least one planning half day each year. Some trustees also join one of our committees – currently, we have a Finance and General Purposes Committee and a Governance Board, which has special responsibility for care services provided by Care@Carers’Resource.
There is currently no fixed term of office as a Trustee. One third of Trustees are required to resign each year, but they are eligible for re-appointment. The position is unpaid, though we do offer travel expenses to attend meetings.
Our current Trustees are listed below. We are always on the look out for skilled and committed people to join our board. If you are interested please see how to Become a Trustee.
Our Current Trustees
See also our Register of Members Interests.