Members of the business community sought for third sector opportunities in Bath and Somerset

By Ben Carey on 21 January, 2022

Several charities across the Bath and Somerset region are recruiting for board members, offering a range of opportunities to support local worthy causes.

Bath and North East Somerset Carers Centre seeks new Chair of Trustees

In its 25th year, Bath and North-East Somerset Carers’ Centre works to support unpaid carers. It aims to help adult and young carers achieve their vision of a community where unpaid carers of today and tomorrow are fully recognised, valued and supported.

The charity supports approximately 3,500 of the 25,000 unpaid carers that are in the local authority district of Bath and North East Somerset, offering a variety of services including wellbeing activities, ‘Carer Cafés’, a support line and activities tailored to young carers.

It is an exciting and challenging time to join Bath and North East Somerset Carers’ Centre. Trustees and staff have carefully and emphatically navigated the many challenges of Covid to continue delivering services that are timely, accessible, and meaningful to both young carers and adult unpaid carers. As they move forward the voice of unpaid carers will remain at the heart of all they do.

The role of Chair of Trustees is pivotal both in terms of offering leadership and support to the Board of Trustees and the CEO.

If you would like an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Sandy Hinks on 01275 371 200 or email quoting ref MC02179

St John’s Foundation seeks Independent Property Advisor to join its Board of Trustees

St John’s Foundation is a charity working in partnership to build communities where children can grow into happy, healthy and educated members of society, while continuing to honour its founding principle of supporting older adults to live independently.

Every aspect of the charity’s work is built upon the values of trust, kindness and courage, and inspired by its purpose: to change lives, for good.

The majority of the Charity’s funding is generated by its investment portfolio, which comprises a mix of real estate, financial and other assets.

David Hobdey, Chief Executive, said, “We launched an ambitious and bold new 10-year strategy at the beginning of 2020, building on the achievements of previous years that extended St John’s charitable reach and strengthened our capability to support and influence the work of many other charities working in Bath and North East Somerset.

“Through our new strategy we have tightened our focus and aim to achieve even greater impact on some of the biggest areas of social challenge faced by our region. We are seeking candidates from a property related background with a broad skill base gained either in a professional services firm, developer or consultancy background and with a keen interest and expertise in property investment.”

This role will be offered on a voluntary (pro bono) basis and will work closely with members of the investment committee and the charity’s executive directors.

To request further information, please email quoting ref JO2211

West of England Business Beats Cancer seeks voluntary Business Board Members

Cancer Research UK is recruiting additional high-calibre and well networked individuals to join its regional board.

The West of England is key in the fight against cancer. Bristol research teams are active in the research to predict and prevent cancer development and progression. There are clinical trials in Bristol hospitals and research taking place at the University of Bristol, including ground-breaking work on the Integrative Cancer Epidemiology Programme.

The charity Is seeking help from well-connected businesspeople in Bristol, Bath and surrounding areas to help keep this research and trials going.

As a Business Board member, the successful applicant will work closely with the CRUK team, based here in the West of England, promoting national fundraising events as well as creating new fundraising ideas as a Board to engage the West of England business community and get them involved. This is a voluntary role.

If you would be interested and would like an informal discussion, please contact Sandy Hinks on 01275 371 200 or email quoting ref JO2201