Carers Trust South East Wales Board Member Vacancies

Carers Trust South East Wales is the largest carers charity in Wales and has been supporting unpaid carers in our communities for over 30 years.

The last four years have been an exciting time for us, and we hope the years ahead will be too. We have ambitious plans in place and are seeking like-minded people to join us as trustees – helping, supporting and guiding us on our journey.

We are seeking committed, motivated and highly skilled people across four clearly defined areas to add to, and enhance, our dynamic and experienced board of trustees. You will be able to demonstrate:

  • An understanding and commitment to the needs of unpaid carers
  • An ability to play a key role in the continued growth and success of Carers Trust South East Wales

You will play a vital role in the oversight of the charity ensuring that it delivers against its charitable objectives, is financially sustainable, has strong governance, and safeguards the name and values of the organisation. We welcome applications from people with experience of a caring role.

The four key areas of experience we are looking for from applicants are:

Finance & Accountancy

We are seeking a board member with proven skills and experience in finance and accountancy. You will bring vital skills to the board to provide scrutiny and support our leadership team. We are looking for a qualified accountant. You may have charitable experience, although this is not essential.

Wales Policy

You may have experience in the field of national policy, or substantial experience of regional policy work, as they relate specifically to the health and social care agenda. You will have experience of engaging individuals at senior government level and have knowledge and experience of communicating and influencing senior politicians.

Commercial Experience

You will have experience in a commercial setting and be able to mix this with a strong set of values. You may have a local business that has supported local communities, or have experience working in a larger commercial background that you can bring to support the future development of Carers Trust South East Wales.


You will have a strong background in fundraising at a senior level. You will understand the challenges of fundraising in Wales and support our leadership team on our fundraising strategy, including attracting major donors, legacies, corporate sponsors and regular giving.

Whilst we are looking for people with skills across the four areas identified above, we also understand that you may bring added value in many different ways. If you feel that you would like to be part of the board of trustees at Carers Trust South East Wales, and help us support unpaid carers, then please get in touch!

Download an application form

Download the trustee vacancy dashboard

Download our 2018-19 Impact Report

Download our 2017-20 Strategy

To apply, please email Helyn Bunce [email protected] the application form (above) alongside an up to date CV.  

For an informal chat about becoming a trustee with Carers Trust South East Wales please give our CEO, Gareth Howells, a call on 07787 413 724  

The closing date for applications is 15th November 2019.

The shortlist of candidates will be determined the following week and candidates invited for interview with our Appointments Committee.

Trustees are required to attend quarterly Board meetings normally in Pontypool, South Wales and are expected to attend key organisational events, throughout the year such as away days and staff conferences.  They may also be asked to sit on one of the charity’s other governance Committees, which are currently Finance and General Purposes, People and Wellbeing, and Audit, Appointments and Remuneration. Overall the expected amount of time which will be devoted to the charity will be circa 10-12 days a year.

While this role is not remunerated, Trustees will receive reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred during work on behalf of Carers Trust South East Wales.