Our Trustees focus is on the performance of the organisation and for its “corporate” behaviour, making sure that the organisation complies with all legal and regulatory requirements. Acting as guardians of the organisations assets; both tangible and intangible. Taking all due care over their security, deployment and proper application, whilst ensuring that the organisations governance is of the highest standard. It is estimated that the Trustee will have to commit a minimum of 3-4 days per month in order to fulfil their role. Some of this may be in the evenings or weekends and will be spread over a number of meetings. Preparation and reading time may be additional. The Trustee will be appointed for a fixed term of two years, renewable for a further two years. The Trustee will receive induction training along with further training and support throughout their appointment in order to enable them to fulfil their role to the best of their abilities. There will be a 6-month shadowing opportunity with one of the current Trustees. The Trustee will be expected to commit to undertaking regular training during their time on the CCIL Board of Trustees. This may be in addition to the minimum commitment of 4 days per month requirement. We are particularly looking for individuals with legal and marketing experience. We are an equal opportunities employer. As a user-led organisation, run and controlled by disabled people, for disabled people, applications are particularly welcome from skilled disabled people. We are also looking for individuals with strong communication and interpersonal skills that are able to liaise effectively with a wide range of stakeholders and audiences. Strategic thinkers, with the ability to analyse complex information, demonstrate clear analytical intellect and guide rational decision making. Individuals should be able to demonstrate good awareness and understanding of the current political and financial environment, and should be able to plan strategically and with vision.
Experience of working collaboratively at Board level and experience of, or good understanding of working with customer focused organisations and a commitment to high standards of customer care. An understanding and experience of voluntary sector organisations and communities. Experience of representing an organisation on a Board or committee and works collaboratively with others. Strong, credible leadership style with experience of leading, managing and delivering to achieve positive outcomes. Clear understanding and experience of governance and the associated legal responsibilities. Good understanding of health and social care challenges facing the NHS and Local Authorities and disabled people. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, able to liaise effectively with a wide range of stakeholders and audiences. Strategic thinking, able to analyse complex information, demonstrate clear analytical intellect and guide rational decision making. Able to demonstrate good awareness and understanding of the current political and financial environment. Ability to plan strategically and with vision.
Cheshire Centre for Independent Living, Sension House, Denton Drive Northwich Cheshire CW9 7LU