The Chester Link
September 2, 2019
Opportunity Type
Posted By
Chester VA
Trusteeship & Committee Work
Suitable for under 18s


Name of organisation: The Chester Link

Contact details: Roger Causer, Chairman
Tel: 07772 314751 /

Background: Chester Link is a registered charity, originally set up by parents to provide high quality care, accommodation and support services for adults with learning disabilities. Care and support services are designed around meeting the needs of individuals to enable independent living. Each person has their own Essential Lifestyle Plan/ Person Centred Plan to help maximise their potential. We are continually developing the Charity to meet the needs of our current and future service users and comply with or exceed CQC and CWAC regulations.

We are currently looking for two additional Trustees to strengthen Board capability and help take the charity forward and further develop services. Of particular interest are individuals with experience/ skills in at least one of:
Finance & Commercial Mgt (Treasurer); Property Mgt; Learning Disabilities/ Care Sector; HR

When would the trustee be required? (E.g. times of meetings, how often):
Bi-monthly Board meetings (including AGM) and periodic Senior Management Mtgs. Meetings are generally held in Hoole or Upton.

Type of activity that the trustee would be doing:
Committee Work, Review and input to policies, business plans, budgets etc.
If interested in Treasurer work - Support for annual budget process, periodic financial reviews and scrutiny of management accounts

Recruitment method (e.g. application form, interview, police check, references):
Please send expression of interest & background to
Following an initial discussion we will require a CV, one reference and meeting with Trustees.
Full DBS check

Skills, experience and qualifications required:
Ideally a person who has had some experience of working at Board level or who has a good understanding of the governance and legal requirements of running a Charity or Ltd company.
In addition we are specifically looking for one Trustee with a Finance Background (ideally ACCA, CIMA, AAT, ACA or CIPFA qualified) and someone with a background in at least one of HR / Legal / Commissioning / Learning Disabilities.
Basic PC skills are required as all documents are sent by email mainly using Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Only registered members can apply for opportunities.

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