Carer Support Dorset is recruiting two trustees, ideally with expertise in all, or a combination of, legal and governance work and health and social care.

The new trustees would support the charity‘s to provide these services for unpaid carers and influence care and support policy. Average time commitment would be one day a month and the charity will try to help with any special needs or provide training.

“Becoming a trustee can be a fantastic way to make a real difference to a cause you believe in, and to learn new skills.

The aim of the organisation is to create carer-friendly communities where carers are recognised, valued and supported. As a member of the Board of Trustees you will can make a real difference to carers’ lives through quality governance, development and monitoring of the organisations strategic goals and supporting the team and volunteers in the delivery of the services, “ said Chair of Trustees, Liz Brown.

“I joined Carer Support as a trustee and have been inspired by the passion and commitment of the staff and volunteers. As a carer too I know how vital our work is to sustain lonely and vulnerable people in our community.”

Ruth Martindale, Treasurer trustee, added: “I had worked in the charity sector as a finance director for more than 10 years and wanted to give something back. I had knowledge and experience I felt would be of use to another charity.”

Carer Support Dorset is a non-profit service funded by Dorset Council, managed by Carer Support Wiltshire, a registered charity with more than 12 years’ experience supporting unpaid carers.

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