Who we are
Crossroads Together is a registered charity dedicated to providing information, advice and practical support to unpaid carers of all ages and the people they care for. We offer services across Cheshire, Herefordshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside.
We want carers and those with care needs to be identified, supported and offered outstanding care to help maintain their own health and well being.
To be the leading provider of professional support to carers and those with care needs.
Board Member Roles
Crossroads Together are keen to grow our board of trustees to faithfully represent the communities we serve, made up of people from different cultural backgrounds, with a variety of religious beliefs, ethnicities, neurodiversities or disabilities, in addition to individuals who identify as LGBTQ+, and from across the spectrum of gender identity.
Our board needs a clear understanding of both the differing needs of, and barriers faced, by members of diverse communities when accessing care, looking for support when taking on the role of carer themselves, or when working for a care provider. We aim to maintain a board where a minimum of 50% of trustees are or have been carers themselves, and we are therefore particularly interested in applications from individuals who have an understanding of the needs of carers.
We encourage applicants to help us achieve our goal of diverse, fair and equal representation at board level.
We are looking for curious, creative and engaging people who can contribute to good debate and consensus in decision-making, as well as strategic thinking. You are likely to have a senior track record, but prior governance experience is not essential.
We are looking for keen, enthusiastic individuals with skills and expertise in the following areas:
Health and Social Care
- Current knowledge of health and social care matters including awareness of the current challenges and opportunities in the health and social care sector
- CQC knowledge, understanding of health & social care legislation and health & safety requirements in social care settings
- Safeguarding qualifications and/or experience, and willingness to consider a role as Lead Safeguarding Trustee
Legal Advice and Guidance
- Current knowledge and/or awareness of Companies House and Charity Commission requirements
- Previous experience in Contract Law, TUPE and Charity Governance
Business Development / Income Generation
- Track record of business development, fundraising and income generation strategies, ideally within the charity sector
- Knowledge of business development challenges and opportunities in the charity/public sector
You must also meet eligibility criteria for appointment as a board member, as well as being a ‘Fit and Proper Person’ in accordance with CQC regulations.
We ask for a commitment of around 4 hours per month to attend monthly board and quarterly sub-committee meetings (currently held via MS Teams), and to provide support to the CEO and leadership team as needed. All trustees are members of at least one sub-committee, in line with their skills and experience.
Caring - We treat everyone with dignity and respect. We support people through clear communication, actively listening and responding to their needs.
Together - We are inclusive and work in partnership within the community to achieve the best outcome for the people we work with.
Integrity - We build trust through being transparent, acting responsibly and continually working in an honest, ethical and sustainable manner.
Quality - We continually review and adapt to all forms of feedback to ensure we maintain or improve upon our standards and outcomes.
Creative - We are open minded and seek new ways to be more efficient. We share and develop ideas to improve and grow our service offer.
Help make a difference to our organisation, and be part of our continued journey of success.
To apply, please email [email protected] with your CV and a brief covering letter detailing what skills and experience you would bring to Crossroads Together. Applicants with the skills and experience we are looking for will be invited to attend an informal meeting via MS Teams.
Applications close 31st July 2022.
- Board-Member-Roles-June-2022.pdf - Download