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Thank you for your interest in joining Carers UK's Board of Trustees, steering us towards our vision of a world where carers are respected, valued and supported.

As the national membership charity for unpaid carers, we're both a supportive community and a movement for change. Over the past half-century we've established strong networks of individuals, professionals and employers who share our vision. Together we've secured breakthrough rights, pushed caring right up the political agenda and transformed the provision of information, advice and support for carers.

We've built a strong platform, but we have much further still to go to ensure that as carers we can look after our loved ones and live our own lives too. Carers UK Trustees play a vital leadership role here, ensuring the charity is equipped and governed effectively, establishing and monitoring strategy and ensuring we are true to our values and keep carers at the heart of everything we do.

That's why it's so important that our Board of Trustees contains a majority of people with recent experience of caring.

It's an exciting time to be part of Carers UK, as we work towards a fresh vision of the world we want to create by 2021. Our networks are accelerating rapidly, with 500 new members joining every month, along with forward-thinking employers and a host of other partners who recognise the importance of supporting carers. At the same time, like other charities, we're grappling with increased scrutiny and complex legislation. Our Board is instrumental in ensuring we make a real impact for carers while fulfilling all our obligations as a charity.

We are now recruiting for up to three Trustees and we are particularly looking for people with skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Current or recent carer experience
  • Fundraising
  • Finance
  • Commercial
  • Marketing and PR

I am pleased to enclose an application pack, which sets out the particular skills and experience we require on the Board at this time. It should contain all the information you need about the appointment process and what being a Trustee of Carers UK involves.

However, if you have any questions about the enclosed information, please email