Board of Directors

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Stirling Carers Centre, Kintail House, Forthside Way, Stirling, FK8 1QZ
  • Closing 31st May 2020


  • Advertised from 9th April 2020
  • 20 hours per annum for scheduled meetings + discretionary input. This role is unpaid, however incurred expenses will be refunded.

Role

About Stirling Carers Centre

Stirling Carers Centre (SCC) is the go-to charity that helps and supports unpaid carers in the heart of Scotland. It is no accident that SCC enjoys a leading and unrivalled reputation in its field, not only with its wide variety of stakeholders and partners locally and nationally across sectors, but most importantly with Unpaid Carers throughout the region.

During the 2018-19 financial year SCC supported: 7,421 one-to-one enquiries with Unpaid Carers; achieved financial gains in excess of £2.9 million; registered 534 new Carers; provided in excess of over 70 training sessions for Carers; facilitated 2,702 short breaks (see attached Annual Report 2019).

At SCC our excellent team of staff and volunteers continue to provide the following core services:

•Adult Support Service

•Young Adult Carers Service

•Young Carers Service

•A bespoke welfare rights and benefits advice and information

•Access to respite and short breaks, as well as a range of other local respite opportunities

•Complementary Therapies and other ‘soft’ services

•Facilitator of the Stirling Carers Voice Forum, which offers carers throughout the region avoice locally and nationally, as well as peer-support and access to local external partners toshare knowledge, experiences and best practice.

About the role

The SCC Board are seeking three new Directors to work alongside the Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and other Board Members to oversee and support our new CEO, Sarah Erskine, to develop and deliver on our new Business Plan 2020-25 with our dynamic team of committed staff.

The SCC Board currently comprises seven Directors, all of whom bring a wealth of diverse knowledge, skills and experience to the charity. The Board has recently recruited a new CEO and together this marks a new phase in SCC’s development with the crafting of a new Business Plan 2020-25, which will be launched at our AGM in September 2020.

It is both an exciting and challenging time to join us as a Director!

So, if you want to truly make a difference in shaping the strategic direction of this highly regarded charity supporting Unpaid Carers in the heart of Scotland, then this is a great opportunity to become a vital part of a highly skilled, dedicated Board and to work with our new CEO, staff and volunteers to help take SCC to the next stage in its development.

If you can spare a few hours each month to put your excellent skills to great use, then we would be delighted to receive your interest!

SCC seeks three new Directors who can bring their skills and expertise in the following areas:

• Governance & Charity Law

• Fundraising & Income Generation

• Finance & Risk

• Service Design and Development

• PR & Marketing

Experience and understanding of the Statutory, Third and Health Sectors in general is preferable, though not essential as full training will be provided to all new Directors during their induction. The Stirling Carers Centre staff team and wider community of Carers have a diverse range of backgrounds, and widening access and inclusion is central to our current business planning and development. We therefore welcome applications to the Board from protected characteristic individuals who have lived experience of barriers to access or discrimination. In addition to supporting the statutory governance requirements as set out in the Companies Act 2006 and Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005, Directors will be invited to contribute their unique skills through contributions to short life working groups, sub-groups, and ad-hoc development work as they arise

Application notes

Please email your current CV and a cover letter, outlining your skills and experience, and your reasons for applying for the role to our Chair, Maureen Dryden, at chair@stirlingcarers.co.uk

There is no deadline for applying and all applications/interviews will be treated on a rolling basis.

If you wish to discuss any aspect of the role in an informal meeting to learn more about Stirling Carers Centre in advance of applying, then please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Erskine, CEO, on 07717 154 100 or email sarah@stirlingcarers.co.uk

Further information about Stirling Carers Centre, including our recent Annual Reports, can be found on our website: stirlingcarers.co.uk