Treasurer and committee chair - Non Executive Director

Recruiter
We Care Home Improvements
Location
Greater Bristol Area,
Salary
Salary details not provided
Posted
27 Nov 2021
Closes
29 Nov 2021
Ref
2685486872
Position/Level
Professional / Specialist
Responsibilities
Analyst
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English
WE Care Home Improvements- Non-Executive Board Member Opportunity - Treasurer and Chair of Audit and Finance Committee

About WE Care Home Improvements

We Care Home Improvements is a non-profit making organisation committed to delivering services for older and disabled people to enable them to remain in their own homes and live independent lives. We are the largest independent Home Improvement Agency in England and in 2018 we celebrated winning the Handyperson Service of the Year award.

Our core services include:

• Information and advice line

• Handyperson service

• Caseworker support

• Technical help with home adaptations and repairs

• Specialist bathroom adaptations.

We are commissioned to provide these services by a range of public bodies including Local Authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups, but as public funding continues to be under pressure and people are living longer, we face a changing landscape. People quite rightly expect to remain independent and living comfortably in their own homes for as long as they choose - and our goal is to enable them to achieve just that. We proactively generate additional sources of revenue and are currently increasing our capacity to service the "self-funder" market - those who have financial means themselves, but who feel that they can benefit from our expert support as they adapt and alter their homes to address their needs in later life.

We work in Bristol, B&NES, South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire and North Somerset and have offices in Bristol and Gloucester. We have a home independence showroom in Bristol, equipped with adapted working kitchens, adapted bathrooms and bathing displays, stair lifts, through floor lift and hoists and we also offer Occupational Therapist assessments. Our turnover is c£3 million per year and we have overall reserves of c£1.1 million, some of which are restricted. We have a team of 66 dedicated staff (60 FTE) and a large group of committed volunteers.

The Role

We are keen to appoint a Non-Executive Director with an accountancy background. As well as being a Board member, the successful candidate will act as Treasurer and chair our Audit and Finance Committee. We would expect applicants to share our aims and values and to have a genuine interest in the needs and aspirations of older and disabled people.

Alongside statutory Board duties, Non-Executives work closely with the Leadership Team of We Care, providing advice and support and getting involved in specific projects from time to time. The Board meets six times per year, normally at 4.30 on Thursdays. The Audit and Finance Committee meets four times a year. The role is not remunerated but you can claim for any reasonable expenses you incur.

How to apply?

Please send your CV and a covering letter to Nia.Hall@wecr.org.uk by 17:30 on Tuesday 30th November.