WE Care Home Improvements- Non-Executive Board Member Opportunity - Treasurer and Chair of Audit and Finance Committee
About WE Care Home Improvements
We Care Home Improvements is a non-profit making organisation committed to delivering services for older and disabled people to enable them to remain in their own homes and live independent lives. We are the largest independent Home Improvement Agency in England and in 2018 we celebrated winning the Handyperson Service of the Year award.
Our core services include:
• Information and advice line
• Handyperson service
• Caseworker support
• Technical help with home adaptations and repairs
• Specialist bathroom adaptations.
We are commissioned to provide these services by a range of public bodies including Local Authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups, but as public funding continues to be under pressure and people are living longer, we face a changing landscape. People quite rightly expect to remain independent and living comfortably in their own homes for as long as they choose – and our goal is to enable them to achieve just that. We proactively generate additional sources of revenue and are currently increasing our capacity to service the “self-funder” market – those who have financial means themselves, but who feel that they can benefit from our expert support as they adapt and alter their homes to address their needs in later life.
We work in Bristol, B&NES, South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire and North Somerset and have offices in Bristol and Gloucester. We have a home independence showroom in Bristol, equipped with adapted working kitchens, adapted bathrooms and bathing displays, stair lifts, through floor lift and hoists and we also offer Occupational Therapist assessments. Our turnover is c£3 million per year and we have overall reserves of c£1.1 million, some of which are restricted. We have a team of 66 dedicated staff (60 FTE) and a large group of committed volunteers.
We are keen to appoint a Non-Executive Director with an accountancy background. As well as being a Board member, the successful candidate will act as Treasurer and chair our Audit and Finance Committee. We would expect applicants to share our aims and values and to have a genuine interest in the needs and aspirations of older and disabled people.
Alongside statutory Board duties, Non-Executives work closely with the Leadership Team of We Care, providing advice and support and getting involved in specific projects from time to time. The Board meets six times per year, normally at 4.30 on Thursdays. The Audit and Finance Committee meets four times a year. The role is not remunerated but you can claim for any reasonable expenses you incur.
The closing date for applications is Tuesday 30 November 2021 at 5.00 pm.
Thanks for your interest in supporting WE Care Home Improvements
Reference ID: NED Oct 2021
Application Deadline: 30/11/2021
All members of WE Care are encouraged to take ruglar lateral flow tests and have the COVID vaccine. We provide face masks and hand gel.
Please send a CV and covering letter to Nia.Hall@wecr.org.uk