The trustees of BuryILD are appointed to cover disciplines considered necessary to maintain the high level of service provided and to seek future sustainability.
The current Trustees are family members of supported individuals and professional business men/women. The advantage of selecting Trustees in this way, allows BuryILD to provide a truly caring and comprehensive service. The Trustees are able to oversee the best care and support for an individual and at the same time provide an efficient service by drawing upon skills and experiences from trustees who are family members with direct experience of living with a learning disabled person and from professionals like accountants, solicitors and HR specialists working in different areas such as industry, business, education and social care.
Mrs Karen Turner-Riley
Mr David Newns
Mrs Jane White
Mrs Susan Lesley Sykes
Mr Andrew Harrison
Mr Daniel Kwok Leung Wan
What do BuryILD Trustees do?
Trustees shape the strategic direction and running of BuryILD, and are ultimately responsible for its activities and long term success. For example: –
- Ensure BuryILD is run on a sustainable financial basis.
- Ensure that BuryILD operates in accordance with the values and principles on which it was founded.
- Strategically decide how monies are spent to maximise the overall quality of service provided to our supported individuals.
- Provide corporate governance and accountability to ensure money is wisely spent for the people it supports.
- Work with management to help ensure future funding is secured, e.g. work on bid for grants, planning fund raising events.
- Ensure that BuryILD seeks the views of current and future beneficiaries and that those views are considered in developing strategy and delivering services.
- Ensure that BuryILD complies with all constitutional, legal and regulatory requirements.
- Ensure that BuryILD’s governance is of the highest possible standard
Benefits of becoming a BuryILD Trustee
A Trustee position at BuryILD unpaid. Individuals volunteer their time, knowledge and experience and in return there are many benefits to becoming a Trustee: –
- An amazing, rewarding experience when you apply your skills, knowledge and experience, directly, for the benefit of those who need, and very much appreciate, them.
- See first-hand the positive impact your involvement has
- You can make a big difference especially to a small charity like BuryILD and for the people we support.
- Learn about the management and strategy of a charity by taking on a leadership role.
- Work with new and interesting people from a diverse range of backgrounds.
- Gain new skills, such as communication and team working skills.
- Enhance your CV and career opportunities.
Trustee meetings are held usually eight times each year, outside of business hours, i.e. midweek from 6pm to 8.30pm, and so it’s perfect for busy people who work full time.
Interested in becoming a Trustee?
1 Please contact the General Manager who will be able to advise whether there are any places available or if we are aware of any upcoming future vacant trustee positions. If there are any opportunities available, please send or email your CV to the General Manager, marked ‘Private and Confidential – Trustee Role’ along with a covering letter explaining why you would like to become a Trustee and the skills and experience you would be able to bring.
2 We will contact you if there is a place immediately available or when we have an upcoming position, to arrange an informal meeting. At the meeting, we will tell you more about us and more detailed information about the trustee position. At the same time, we can get to know more about you, why you want to become a Trustee at BuryILD and what skills and experiences you can offer. Family members of someone with learning disabilities can also apply to become a Trustee at BuryILD.
3 If you are happy to proceed, we will invite you to observe 2-3 trustee meetings (after signing a Confidentiality Undertaking) and will allow you first hand to experience the Board meetings and help you to decide if being a Trustee is something you would like to do.
4 Following the above, if you are happy and we feel you can add value, we will formally offer you a position*. It really is that simple and straightforward. (*Because BuryILD provides care and support to vulnerable adults, any appointment is subject to satisfactory references and disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS))
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