Trustee Vacancy (Treasurer)

Trustee advert October 2021 212x300 - Trustee Vacancy (Treasurer)Trustee Vacancy (Treasurer)

Are you an experienced finance professional, interested in social care, a strategic thinker, able to analyse complex information, and able to contribute to rational decision making?
Do you want to join the Board of a forward-thinking charity with high standards and achievements?
Shared Lives South West (SLSW) is seeking a new trustee to fulfil the role of treasurer who will add to the broad range of skills and expertise in our existing Board.

About SLSW

SLSW recruits, trains and supports individuals and families (Shared Lives Carers) who can offer accommodation and support for adults with care and support needs within their home, enabling the person to share in family life and be involved in the local community. This is known as Shared Lives.

SLSW are a well-established and financially robust charity, with healthy reserves, good governance oversight, and long-term local authority contracts as the sole provider of Shared Lives services in the Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. Alongside the provision of funded care and support services, we also support 300+ adults with managing their benefits through a Corporate Appointeeship service.

Role summary

Our trustees work as a team. We seek trustees who can contribute their expertise, thoughts and opinions as well as caring deeply about people. Trustees are expected to understand our aims and vision and to participate in providing high standards of governance and strategic direction.

The treasurer will work closely with the leadership team to oversee good financial performance, robust financial reporting, production of annual reports with auditors, effective management of our Corporate Appointeeship services, and have opportunities to contribute to the planning and funding of exciting development projects.

Further information is available in the Charity Commission guidance – The Essential Trustee.

What difference will you make?

We are an innovative charity that seeks a strong governing board, to ensure we can continue making a positive difference to the lives of the individuals and families we support.

What’s in it for you?

You will help enrich the lives of people we support by becoming a part of this friendly charity known for providing high quality support to people as recognised by our recent “Outstanding” CQC award. You stand to also enrich your own life through the empowering and satisfying sector of volunteering as well as having access to training and development opportunities through Shared Lives South West.

We welcome people regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation and socioeconomic background and welcome applications from people who hold these identities.


For a detailed role profile and information on how to apply, email our People Team Assistant on


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