Volunteer Board Members

Recruiter
MANCHESTER CARE & REPAIR
Location
Manchester
Salary
£40,000 - £49,999
Posted
30 Nov 2020
Closes
02 Dec 2020
Ref
1809859685
Category
Accounting
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Manchester Care and Repair (MC&R) was established by local residents in 1991 as an Industrial & Provident Society, we became a Charity in 2012. MC&R is one of a network of organisations known as Home Improvement Agencies (HIA).

Like most HIAs MC&R offers services which help to ensure that people can continue to live independently in a home which is warm, safe, secure and adapted to their needs. Our services include case work and advice (covering benefits checks, sign posting to services, energy checks etc), home safety assessments, small works handy person), grants and loans for property repairs and energy efficiency, supervised work for bigger projects, a vetted contractors list and home from hospital services across the city.

Our main client group is older people living in Manchester. We consider people over 60 to be older people but in reality many of our clients are in their 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. We also work with younger people who have specific vulnerabilities of health conditions and have a small programme of work focused on child safety.

Our clients face a range of challenges including a variety of health conditions and disabilities, social isolation and poverty. Many live alone and have limited support from family.

Overall Purpose and Role Description

The Board members are both Directors of the Company and Trustees of the Charity. The Board has overall responsibility for strategy, governance and oversight. They will work collaboratively with the Senior Management to formulate plans for the future and deliver the organisation’s strategic goals.

The main responsibilities of the Board are:

Strategy and Operations
  • Working with the Executive Director to debate and define the overall strategic direction of the organisation.
  • Ensuring that Manchester Care and Repair (MC&R) is strategically positioned to represent the interests of older and vulnerable people, and to develop services that respond to their needs as well as to the needs of commissioners and funders.
  • Ensuring that the organisation is equipped to deliver effective services to older and vulnerable people.
  • Ensuring that the organisation meets its contractual obligations to deliver particular activities or services.

Governance, Compliance and Oversight
  • Ensuring that MC&R fulfils its objectives and operates in accordance with its charitable objects and Articles of Association.
  • Ensuring that MC&R complies with its legal and regulatory responsibilities and follows good practice guidance as laid down by the Charities Commission, Companies House and the Financial Conduct Authority.
  • Ensuring that the organisation’s resources are well managed.

General
  • Acting in the best interests of MC&R and our current and future beneficiaries at all times.
  • Safeguarding the good name and values of MC&R.
  • Representing and promoting the organisation.
  • Maintaining confidentiality about all sensitive/confidential information or commercial information received in the course of the Board member’s responsibilities to MC&R.

In addition we are interested to hear from anybody who has experience in any of the following areas:

*Advice and Guidance *Primary Health Care *Housing *Commissioning *Voluntary Sector Management *Human Resources *IT *Communications and Engagement *Fundraising *Finance and Audit

Personal Qualities
  • Commitment to the vision and values of MC&R.
  • Willing to devote the necessary expertise, contacts and time to contribute effectively to the role.
  • Good, independent judgement.
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically.
  • Willingness to question, speak their mind and listen to others.
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of a Company Director and Charity Trustee.
  • Keen to learn.

Time commitment

The Board meets 4-6 times per year, in the evening, usually in the Hulme / Old Trafford area â€" attending virtually is possible.

It is expected that Board members will be able to commit around 4 hours per month to the meetings and to provide wider advice / support to the organisation based on their skills and knowledge.

For an information pack and expression of interest form please visit our website at www.careandrepair-manchester.org.uk/vacancies/. Alternatively please contact us by:

Tel: 0161 874 1654 (24hr answerphone)

Email: Lnorton@careandrepair-manchester.org.uk

Write: Manchester Care & Repair, Unit 14 Empress Buildings, 380 Chester Rd, Manchester, M16 9EA

Closing date: Monday 30th November 2020