St Annes Community Services

  • Leeds
“Making a difference every day”

Non- Executive Director Opportunities

About St Anne’s

St Anne’s Community Services is a leading provider of care, support and housing to some of the most vulnerable members of society. Based in Leeds, but operating over the North of England, we have built our reputation as a highly respected social care provider for over 45 years. We support 5,000 clients who have learning disabilities, mental health issues, substance misuse issues or who are homeless. Currently over 90% of our services are rated as “Good” by CQC, well above the national average. We employee over 1,400 staff and have a turnover of £43 million.

Through our people we strive to make a positive impact to the lives of our clients every day, putting them at the heart of all we do and ensuring our values are reflected in our actions and decisions. We believe in delivering compassionate, caring, person centred support and housing services that are of both a high quality and are value for money. If you also believe in these values, we are keen to hear from you.

About You

We are looking to appoint new non-executive Directors with a broad skill set from a range of backgrounds. Experience of working within; clinical governance, nursing, social care, the charity/not for profit sector, housing management, commercial business, or human resource management would all help to provide a greater diversity of skills and experience within our board.

Applicants that have experience of Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Addiction or Homelessness, either through their professional or personal experience, would be advantageous but this is not essential.

As an organisation, St Anne’s is also endeavouring to increase the diversity of the board and would like to actively encourage applications from women, minority ethnic groups and those who consider themselves to have a disability. Previous board experience is not required.

We are keen to receive applications from people who help us reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. This includes candidates from a Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) background, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community and individuals living with a disability as well as younger adults.

About the Role

As a non-executive Director, you will use your skills, knowledge and experience to work collaboratively with the organisation’s executive team to achieve the highest standards of operational and financial performance throughout St Anne’s. You will adopt a robust and thorough approach to be assured that St Anne’s continues to operate to the highest standards.

Please note this is an unremunerated position due to the organisation’s Charity status. We expect the role to take up at 1.5 days per month on average, and in return for your expertise and commitment we offer;

The opportunity to build your non-executive experience.
Building your network of senior contacts by working with likeminded people to shape and influence the development of social care across the North of England.
The chance to contribute to local communities, supporting some of the most vulnerable members of society and helping them to lead safe, fulfilling lives.
The opportunity to challenge yourself and develop new skills by working with a diverse organisation, in a complex regulatory environment (we are regulated by the CQC, Charity Commission & HCA).
Reasonable expenses.
A full programme of induction and development to support your entry onto the board.

How to Apply

If you believe you have the skills, drive, passion and enthusiasm for the role we are keen to hear from you.

To apply for the role, please e-mail a copy of your CV, together with a covering letter explaining why you are interested in becoming a Trustee, to Andrew Mason, Director of Human Resources (). Informal discussions can be arranged on request if you would like to find out more about the organisation.

In addition to a formal interview our recruitment process requires potential trustees to attend a board meeting as an observer.

Closing date for applications: Friday 27th April 2018

Interviews: Week commencing 7th May 2018

Meeting observation: Wednesday 30th May 2018