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Carers Support Guildford Recruiting Person To Chair Trustees

Published on: 20 Nov, 2015
Updated on: 20 Nov, 2015

Carers Support Guildford is a small, vibrant charity that provides information and advice to carers and parent and young carers living in the borough.

Screen Shot 2015-11-20 at 11.53.56Its services are free and confidential.

Due to the retirement of the current post-holder the trustee board is looking for a new chair to be the strategic lead.

It is seeking someone with independent judgement and who will ensure that the trustee board meets its legal responsibilities.

You must also be a good communicator with excellent diplomacy skills and an understanding of the importance of carers in society.

You will be joining an experienced board and a committed and motivated staff team.

This is an unpaid position.

Carers Support Guildford would very much like to hear from anyone interested and initially will invite all interested parties to visit the charity to find out more about its services and the chair’s role.

Click here for website for more information.

In the first instance contact Karen Lewis, manager, on 01483 458123, or email:

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Responses to Carers Support Guildford Recruiting Person To Chair Trustees

  1. Anne Meredith Reply

    November 30, 2015 at 10:25 am

    As the retiring chair [person] I would like to add some comments to the article.

    I have moved away from the area so am reluctantly resigning after six enjoyable and rewarding years as chair.

    It is an exciting time for Carers Support (Guildford) as this year saw the expansion of the services it provides to carers.

    Through the generosity of the Guildford Poyle Charities we have been able to second a carer adviser to work on two wards at the Royal Surrey County Hospital.

    From April 2015, when Rethink ceased its activities for mental health carers, we have been providing a service for carers who support a family member or friend who has mental health issues.

    This is in addition to our core work of supporting individual carers, running four carer support groups, facilitating a friendship group and providing training and social events for carers.

    We have ambitious (but realistic) objectives for the next three years. The new chair will have the important role of supporting the staff and fellow trustees to achieve these objectives.

    I know I may be biased but I can thoroughly recommend becoming a trustee for this organisation.

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